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This new series examines how social media creators' content can make a difference within the framework of given platforms, revealing their medium-specific characteristics. Creators must deploy clever tactics to ensure their content works well within the medium they are using. By outlining the content and methods of such creators, the series helps to unravel how social media platforms work beneath the surface.


Stefan Li, @TheSushiDragon, is active on Twitch. His streams look like video performances in which he is constantly flipping between different cameras, applying video and sound effects at an incredibly high pace and all in real time using a custom suit full of buttons and toggles. In his own words he is “exploiting technology to inject realtime imaginative content.”

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Somi Lynda, @driplist, moved from Nigeria to the Netherlands a couple of years ago. She bases her TikTok videos on surprising situations she has found herself in in her new country. Using the platform's formats and tools she highlights Dutch habits that natives might not even have noticed.

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20:00 – 21:45

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Standard€ 5,-
Students, CJP, Friends and Members of Het Nieuwe Instituut€ 2,50

Significant Content

Significant Content was initiated by Sjef van Beers and Florian van Zandwijk. The two pilot evenings, of which this is the first, are made possible by the Creative Industries Fund NL

Thursday Night at Het Nieuwe Instituut
Luca Napoli

Thursday Night Live! is a weekly programme of lectures, screenings and discussions on architecture, design and digital culture. Developments and critical insights are discussed by thinkers, designers and makers from the Netherlands and abroad.