Panel Discussion

The Language of Love (on the Internet)

With Kelli van der Waals, Lilian Stolk, Dries Verhoeven and Linda Duits

5 November 2021
15:00 — 16:00

Location: Het Huis Main Stage

Panel moderated by Linda Duits //


These are just a few of the abbreviations commonly used in text messages. If you’ve got no clue what they mean, better ask your digital-native nephew – he might be using them daily.

The way we communicate with one another is strongly rooted in conventions that are supposed to make it easy for us to understand each other. They help us avoid awkward moments, tell us how to behave and what is appropriate in a letter, an email or phone call. New media challenges these conventions and new implicit and explicit rules are constantly forming and transforming. What are the latest trends when it comes to your profile picture? Is it okay to break up with a partner via text? What’s an absolute no-no on a dating app? How should we see phenomena like sexting? In this panel, we talk about the languages of the Internet with Linda Duits, a social scientist specialised in popular culture, The Hmm director Lilian Stolk, artist Dries Verhoeven and journalist Kelli van der Waals. 


* ROFL = rolling on floor laughing; STFU = shut the fuck up; ICYMI = in case you missed it; TL;DR = too long; didn’t read; LMK = Let me know.


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