#TshwaneUnrest: the quest for democracy

Unrest in South Africa’s capital city On June 20th, 2016, ANC mayoral candidate Thoko Didiza was announced as mayoral candidate for the municipality of Tshwane in Gauteng. Tshwane includes South Africa’s capital city, Pretoria. Violent protesting followed this nomination. As the┬áTimes Live reports, the unrest apparently stemmed from the imposition of an outsider (Didiza) on…

Native advertising: the semiotic case of Turkish Airlines/Batman

This Turkish Airlines advert, screened during the SuperBowl 2016, is a game changer. I suppose the youngsters today would say “shots fired” to the advertising industry. It’s native advertising on steroids. Semiotically, it is the most interesting type of advertising I’ve seen, and it reminds of the┬áLost Alternative Reality fan universe. This isn’t the first…