Consumerism DH project

In this entry, I am going to explain you a little bit about Digital Humanities (DH), a new area to investigate. The Oxford dictionary defines DH as:

An academic field concerned with the application of computational tools and methods to traditional humanities disciplines such as literature, history, and philosophy.

Briefly, Digital Humanities is an academic field in which different disciplines are included.

After looking at some examples of different DH projects I have found out a wide variety of topics. However, I have chosen only three of them to share with you:

PROJECT 1: Jungala radio

They have created a radio for the refugees’ camp located in Calais, France. This camp is also known as “the jungle”, but they have named the radio Jungala, which means no jungle in arabic. This radio allows refugees to be informed while they stay in Calais.

PROJECT 2: WomenWritersProject (WWP)

They try to bring pre-Victorian’s womens writers out and make them accessible to a wide and varied audience, to recognise their legacy.

PROJECT 3: For the future

This project is the one related to the topic of this blog. The aim of this project is to work to raise awareness of consumerism and its alternatives.


Oxford University Press, Digital humanities, [website], 2017,, (accessed 6 February 2017)

Unknown, Jungala Radio, [website], 2016,, (accessed 16 February 2017)

Unknown, Women Writers Project, [website], 2013,, (accessed 16 February 2017)

Richard Bruce Anderson, Ph. D, For the future, [website], 2004,, (accessed 16 February 2017)

Post-truth and my topic

Post-truth has been denominated as the word of the year by Oxford dictionary. This year, with events such as the Brexit and the US election, its use has grown significantly. Post-truth is defined as “Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief“. This means that the objective facts areless reliable by the community than the invented ones.Resultado de imagen de post-truth

This is not something new: it has always happened, rumours are a good example. However, with the new technologies this fact has increased. A lot of information that is not true has been uploaded, and it creates even more credibility than the one that is true. People tend to rely on facts that are less possible to occur and not to verify the source where they take the information. Everything found on the internet is not true. You have to verify the source and look for primary sources where the information will be better than in a secondary one.

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Related to my topic, there are some people that think that the consumerist society is good to improve the economy of countries because it favours the production and companies. Whereas there are people who think that consumerism makes society incapable of taking part and opinion and that we are “locked up” without knowing why we do one thing or the other. There are a lot of side effects related to consumerism that are untrue, and that had to be verified by professionals. That happens too with the advantatges of consumerism, some of them have been made up to make consumerism look better.

Other lies are the ones related to advertisements, which, to get more buyers put information that has been previously filtered. That means to select the information for their interests and show the best part of their products.

Which one of these statements are not true? To find it out, you should insvestigate and verify the sources. Maybe these statements are just made up arguments to make stronger their position. To find a reliable sorce we should look for an expert in the field of economics and even in that way, we should still check the information given.

Considering all the information, we should sleep on what we rely on and verify the sources before anything. Do not trust everything you find.


Hello! My name is Paula Mayo. I am 16 years old and I am currently studying at Tecnos school, located in Terrassa, Barcelona. I am in first of Batxillerat. This blog has been created as an assigment for a subject called “digital humanities”, a new subject that promotes self-reasoning, opinion and that is related to humanities throught new technologies.

My blog is going to be about consumerism. I want the readers get to know what the consumerism society is, what have we done to end up like this, etc. Moreover, I will explain some definitions of the main concepts related to this topic and post some of the most shocking and hot news about it.

I have choosen this topic because I am keen on why we have ended in this type of society and the main reasons. I think that is a very interesting topic to make a research and to inform.