The Users’ Interaction with Digimodernism

Alan Kirby details an emerging movement – digimodernism – in the second chapter of his book, How New Technologies Dismantle the Postmodern and Reconfigure Our Culture, exploring the movement’s continuation of postmodernism and the “rupture” it has created within postmodernism (51). The digimodernist text essentially allows the reader/viewer to shape the text to their own choosing;…

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Digital Soup for the Soul: The Double Logic of Remediation

Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin’s introduction to Remediation: Understanding New Mediaaddresses the emergence of new digital media and how they intermingle with traditional media in ongoing attempts to achieve immediacy. By drawing parallels to the film Strange Days, Bolter and Grusin emphasize the ways in which our culture strives to make media obsolete in the very act…

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Art for Life’s Sake: Reflecting Upon Indigenous Services’ Stained-Glass Art Making Workshop

On Thursday, November 29, I attended a Stained-Glass Art Making Workshop at the Visual Arts Centre as part of the Indigenous Services’ Indigenous Awareness Week. This workshop involved Indigenous teachers guiding participants through the process of making a small red dress out of stained-glass in remembrance of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG)….

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Picking up the Threads: A Reflection on Sam Thomas’ Lecture on Indigenous Beadwork

Growing up in Northern Ontario, where I observed Indigenous culture largely through multicultural festivals and expositions in which Indigenous beadwork was prominently featured, I imagined myself to be aware of the cultural significance of beadwork. However, I never could have comprehended how each choice made about the forms, colours, and even the number of beads…

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Welcome Back!

Hello interested readers and contributors and welcome to another year of the SASAH Blog, We would like to first and foremost thank SASAH Blog founder and former editor Julia Sebastien for the innumerable hours of work and thought that she has dedicated to this site over the last four years. Julia, alongside her team, inspired…

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Life after Postmodernism: A Reflection on the ‘Meta-modern’ World

In the text Notes on Metamodernism, Timotheus Vermeulen and Robin van Akker propose a contextualization for art, culture, and life in general, after postmodernism. Within a dense argument that exposes the outdated tendencies of postmodern thought, the authors begin by outlining the ways in which events like climate change, financial crisis, terror attacks, and digital revolutions…

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How to Run the SASAH Blog

or How to Run any Student Blog on WordPress (with visual aids) 1. Obtain Access to the SASAH Blog Gmail account 2. Create your WordPress account (instructions here) 3. Familiarize yourself with WordPress’ Dashboard 4. Hire your team Hold interviews in the Fall (with members of the SASAH admin present). You will likely need: 1….

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