Altermodernism, a Fraction of Postmodernism

Where is our society at today in terms of modernism? Well, according to Nicholas Bourriad, we have entered into a period known as “Altermodernism”. As our current society continues to evolve and progress towards what would likely be considered modernity, perhaps Bourriad is right. Society is in constant flux, and with constant flux often comes…

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Postmodernism- Here to Stay. Altermodernism- Go Away

Postmodernism – prospering and thriving? Not quite, however, it is still alive. The period is no longer in its prime, as much has been brought anew since the term was first introduced. Although, the characteristics that are embodied through the postmodern era are still present. Nicholas Bourriad, curator and art critic, may refute this statement,…

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Mean Memes

What’s in a [meme]? That which we call [bullying] By any other name would [seem as mean] Memes have become the epitome of youth techno-culture; they are an accessible form of remediation that anyone can create. As Amelia Eqbal emphasized in her blog post, memes are inevitable and impossible to ignore. It is terrifying how…

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Digimodernism in Social Media

As a millennial born into the midst of the beginning of digimodernism, it is a movement that is entrenched into my own and my peer’s society. Digimodernism looks to describe the changing culture we see on the online world, and the way this new representation of media changes the way we consume content. As Rose…

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Memes: the Ultimate Form of Remediation

In this day and age, memes serve as the fundamental unit of information in Internet culture. Defined by Urban Dictionary as “a pervasive thought or thought pattern that replicates itself via cultural means”, this form of visual media combines text and screencaps from various sources, and constantly reinvents itself. In her article “Remediation: A Modern…

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Chivalry is Dead, and so is Postmodernism

Postmodernism is dead. … at least, according to Nicolas Bourriaud. This position makes way for an influx of questions, one more prominent than the rest: if postmodernism is over, what comes next? While I, as a student born around the time of the supposed-end of postmodernism, am certainly in no position to answer such a…

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