12 Jun | Future of crime

The advent of technologies (specifically internet, cashless payments, social media, etc.) makes certain crimes more difficult and less rewarding, while some crimes become easier and others obsolete. During the discussion it would interesting to explore the effect of technology on individual crimes, their possible evolution or extinction and the effect on society. Law enforcement and … [Read more…]

05 jun | English as a world language ?

More and more people are learning English. It is the de facto standard language of academia and commerce. I’ve watched more English movies than German or Dutch ones. Will we lose our native languages? And does it even matter? Or will technology provide autotranslations to make a unifying language obsolete? Is English a good choice … [Read more…]

29 May | Movie night : Another Earth (2011)

VOX Delft will be screening the movie Another Earth. A new planet four times the size of the moon appears in the sky of Earth. This startling apparition gives a deeper meaning to everything in the story, especially when it is discovered, th at the planet is indeed, as the title promises, another Earth.

22 May | Euthanasia vs suicide

In the Netherlands euthanasia is legal in many cases. However, it is mainly accessible to the old and the sick. Suicide, on the other hand is still considered taboo. Is this discrimination? Should we further liberalise our euthanasia legislation? Or does it, to the contrary, show a lack of respect towards human life? How did … [Read more…]

8 May | We are family

We did not choose who our family was going to be. Yet, we spend an enormous amount of energy to maintain these relations. However, we also want to travel the world, meet new people, have new experiences, often away from family. Family is a one-of-a-kind relation, but often conflict arises. These expectations can suffocate our … [Read more…]

1 May | VOX and Outsite collaboration – movie night: “Transformation”

On the 1st of May, VOX will be collaborating with the LGBTQ youth group, Outsite in Delft to have a discussion on gender identity, movements, awareness and acceptance. The discussion will be preceded by the MTV documentary: “Transformation” (2016), where transgender and gender non-conforming individuals are interviewed as they get makeovers. “Afterwards, these individuals are … [Read more…]

24 Apr | How important is privacy and safety in handing personal data for free services?

Keeping in mind, the recent developments of Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony and the data lost to Cambridge Analytics from Facebook, it shows that your information’s privacy isn’t so safe. The possibility of tracking your internet-activity even without being logged-in is quite a risk. Not only companies have this ability, but intelligent agencies use this to provide … [Read more…]

17 Apr | Am I afraid of being bored?

Very often I find myself restless and feel a constant need to fill my free time with activities that I dont find fulfilling. I find it more comfortable to spend my time binge watching TV shows, movies, playing video games, porn, scrolling through social media, etc. I seek instant gratification and the technology at my … [Read more…]

10 Apr | Black mirror : Hang the DJ

Vox brings back Black mirror tuesday this 10th of April with the episode “Hang the DJ”! This episode is a very hopeful one, discussing love in the times of technological advancement and choosing a partner in the context of a wide world of potential mates.

Apr 3 | Is alcohol worth a shot?

Alcohol and caffeine have always been a part of human cultures. Also, in academic circles alcohol consumption is higher than in the general population. Why is that the case and could our society function without drugs? Could drugs be used to promote peace or build a brave new world? What is the role of drugs … [Read more…]

Mar 27 | Movie : Frances Ha (2012)

A New York woman (who doesn’t really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance company (though she’s not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as the possibility of realizing them dwindles. Frances Ha is a 2012 American black-and-white comedy-drama film, directed by Noah Baumbach and written by Baumbach and Greta … [Read more…]

Mar 13 | Discussion : Snitches get stitches: the ethics of whistle-blowing.

Whistleblowers expose illegal, deceitful and immoral behavior in corporations, governments and other organizations, often at great personal risk. But whistleblowers also divide society, cause public unrest, endanger second- and third-party lives, and sometimes personally profit from their actions. With the the rise in the past years of whistleblowing activity, the influence of organizations such as … [Read more…]