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BCM325: Live tweet curation & reflection

ALEX

Each week I averaged around seven tweets. These included a mix of informative, contemplative, reflective and humorous reactive tweets. At the bottom of this post is the link to my storify curation of all of my tweets from week 1 to 8. For the sake of being concise I will include screenshots of tweets with the most traction and tweets that display my knowledge of and my attempts to understand the films.

WEEK 1:Ghost in the Shell (1995)

 The first thing I really noticed was the strange combination of futuristic visuals with the, natural, almost tribal sounding, music:
This seemed unusual yet fitting. The sound of people chanting and the percussion instruments in the background, may be viewed as alluding to a much earlier time in human…

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Vaporgong p2

ALEX

Extending on from the previous, this post will feature scholarly and academic sources on the Vaporwave art movement and attempt to delve into how the history of art has influenced the aesthetic of this movement. I aim to use this knowledge to inform the way I execute my art series, particularly regarding the subjects included e.g. random to recognisable subjects in the pieces in order for them to remain relevant to my Wollongong audience.

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Vaporgong

ALEX

Cyberspace, otherwise known as ‘a notional environment in which communication over computer networks occurs.’(Wikipedia 2018), has facilitated the birth of many weird and wonderful things, including an entirely new culture with new ideas and perspectives. This can also be understood as Internet culture which includes various takes on areas such as design, music, art and even forms of language. Today’s youth are the primary consumers of this culture, eating it up like a dog eats up…pretty much everything:

Internet art, as previously acknowledged, is a direct result of internet culture. Although most are created using some kind of computer software/programming, internet art can be anything that is uploaded through a web browser e.g. ‘images of paintings uploaded for viewing in an online gallery.’(Wikipedia 2018).
Vaporwave is an internet art movement with a distinctly different look. It initially began as a meme and form of electronic music that…

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