Erasmus University was back with their seventh collaboration with the International Film Festival Rotterdam. On the schedule were among other things films, talkshows and a filmquiz.
Payal Arora and Filip Vermeylen were invited talk about the impact of algorithms on popular culture. How do disruptive platforms like YouTube and Netflix restructure the film and television world? How does Netflix affect our film tastes? What does the disappearance of traditional 'gatekeepers' mean? And do we actually allow ourselves to be surprised in an age where our media use is analysed in so much detail to create new blockbusters?