Understanding New Media

After reading, “Introduction: Double Logic of Remediation” by Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin, there were some very strong points regarding digital modernism in relation to a film, Strange Days. One of the main arguments is that if the ultimate purpose of media is indeed to transfer sense experiences from one person to another, then…

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The Altmodern: Cross Cultural Connections

The article, “Altermodern” by Nicolas Bourriaud discusses the history of the modern, postmodern, and altermodern movements amongst art and culture. While assessing characteristics of each movement, Bourriaud hopes to define the altermodern movement. Altermodernity is described as an intersection of culture. Often post-colonial in nature, altermodernity signifies the death of postmodernity. Altermodernity is disorienting and…

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Poetry Makes Us Gentle

For the Wednesday, February 7th SASAH class of ARTHUM 2200E, “History and Theory Across the Disciplines,” I had the opportunity to listen to my classmates give their responses to prompts in regards to poetry, the value and impact of which was our topic for that week. It was one of the most emotional classes and…

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Horizons Worth Pursuing: A Discussion on Metamodernism and its Applicability in Activist Discourse

Metamodernism, in the article “Notes on Metamodernism” by authors Timotheus Velmeulen and Robin van den Akker, is the title given to the post-postmodern view of the current generation. It is based on a concept of calculated idealism which shifts between, at times combines, and thereby diverges from modern pragmatism and utopism and postmodern nostalgia and…

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Altermodernism and the End of Postmodernism

The term altermodernism is defined by Nicolas Bourriaud, the creator of the term, as being “that moment when it became possible to produce something that made sense starting from an assumed heterochrony” which “brings together three sorts of nomadism: in space, in time and among the ‘signs.’” Bourriaud argues that we are currently experiencing the…

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