This week was an investigation into the world of Post-Modernism and visual culture, explaining what the key visual features of this term are and wether or not we are really living in a post-modern society.
The period we refer to as post-modern dates from 1980-the present day, and is something we are still in the process of defining.
Some key terms that have been discussed include:
After Modernism: The idea modernism is over, there is a compendium of knowledge on the subject and it now has a place in history where it can be studied (in conclusion, we are in a Post-Modern era).
Anti-Modernism: The theory that aspects of modernism have failed, and there is no universal truth (we live within a society based on post-truth culture)
Hyper-Modernism: Modernism has not run its course and it is still ongoing, and is cyclical (seen in conjunction with post-modernity). The idea that we live in a post-internet culture rather than just a post-modern one.
Features of different visual cultures found within Post-Modernism can be found below in the lecture notes:
Extra reading analysis notes: Jon Savage, "The Age of Plunder"
Savage, J. (1983) 'The Age of Plunder', the Face (January) pp 45-49