This lecture of CATS was a continuation of the previous lesson as the 2nd part of Contextualising Digital Culture, this time it covers the topics of post-modernism and new media. We began by covering the topic of post-modernism is a term that emerged in the 1970s when people started to notice a change in the culture and society of life in comparison to the 1960s. what was the current modernism back then was in decline due to loss of popularity and new more modern things being introduced to due to this the term post-modernism came about as a new era had begun in a sense. This term is heavily linked with the rise in digital technologies.
a late 20th-century style and concept in the arts, architecture, and criticism, which represents a departure from modernism and is characterized by the self-conscious use of earlier styles and conventions, a mixing of different artistic styles and media, and a general distrust of theories.- official postmodernism definition.
To bring the lecture to an end , we discussed how postmodernism has effected media. This can be summarised with the following bullet point given to us:
- No media is greater than another.
- Anything can be communicated to the audience.
- The effect that media has on the relationship between reality and virtual.
- State of Hyper Reality
Then we watched a documentary on “The Virtual Revolution” so basically all about the internet with a particular focus on Google.
I took some notes on this work but it basically gave us a more visual insight to the Contextualising Digital Culture work I have just been describing about.
The things I learnt from this lecture was that how times changed to mould the future, certain events like the introduction of the internet changed the world drastically and could be said to be the soul of the digital revolution. And to further learn we was asked to do some personal research on the gaming industry from 1970s onwards in relation to the digital revolution, due to this I chose to pick one topic the evolution of the PlayStation.
- Postmodernism (ryantabu.wordpress.com)
- Postmodernism (silaguven.wordpress.com)
- How is digital culture impacting upon our lives? (rebecca6783.wordpress.com)