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Does this ring any bells….
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ImZTwYwCug
Read through the hand out
What do you understand of the term
postmodernism?
POST MODERNISM
AFTER THE MODERN ERA
POSTMODERNISM
Is the fashionable term used to describe
CONTEMPORARY culture, or the very recent
CULTURE which we live amo...
Post-modernism is a set of theories
which suggests that society is undergoing
a radical series of changes where
modernism...
Modernism Postmodernism
purpose play
design chance
Hierarchy
order
Anarchy
Confusion
finished work process, performance
di...
Modernism Postmodernism
truth irony
determinacy indeterminacy
Reality Imaginary
interpretation against interpretation
read...
ITS NOT
JUST
ABOUT
MEDIA
It started with postmodern
architecture
Architects and their grew bored
with the restrictive rules of
modernism which dict...
There is postmodern food . .
A blending of
cultures
A HYBRID
FORM!!!
Postmodern fashion Fashion can also be
inspired by other cultures
and by the past
Key characteristics
Postmodern style is often characterized by
eclecticism,
digression,
collage,
pastiche,
and irony...
High Art Low Art/ Popular Culture
Fine art Advertising
Opera Pop music
Ballet Genre Films
Classical Music Television
Class...
Postmodernism can be broken
down into different concepts
1. In groups, you are going to explore and research these differe...
Group 1 to explore Intertextuality and
bricolage
 Using the text book, read through the explanation of these
two postmode...
Group 2 – Baudrillard and Lyotard
 Using the text book, read through the explanation of how Baudrillard
conforms to a pos...
 Is technology enabling us, the audience to create
postmodern interpretations of media texts?
https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Is Nikki Minaj postmodern?
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDZX4ooRsWs
Intro to postmodernism
Intro to postmodernism
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Intro to postmodernism

  1. 1. Does this ring any bells….  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ImZTwYwCug
  2. 2. Read through the hand out What do you understand of the term postmodernism?
  3. 3. POST MODERNISM AFTER THE MODERN ERA
  4. 4. POSTMODERNISM Is the fashionable term used to describe CONTEMPORARY culture, or the very recent CULTURE which we live amongst. We are inhabiting a POSTMODERN WORLD. The term is a lose one , hard to define because of vagueness about the MODERN era, there is no definite start or point of change when society suddenly became postmodern The term gradually ‘crept in during the 1980s! Articles and books on postmodernism started to be published from the early 1980s.
  5. 5. Post-modernism is a set of theories which suggests that society is undergoing a radical series of changes where modernism is either: coming to an end or, being rejected by people or, changing into a new order. Postmodernism it is general the era that follows Modernism
  6. 6. Modernism Postmodernism purpose play design chance Hierarchy order Anarchy Confusion finished work process, performance distance participation creation deconstruction presence absence depth surface
  7. 7. Modernism Postmodernism truth irony determinacy indeterminacy Reality Imaginary interpretation against interpretation reading misreading narrative Anti-narrative elitism Anti-authoritarianism
  8. 8. ITS NOT JUST ABOUT MEDIA
  9. 9. It started with postmodern architecture Architects and their grew bored with the restrictive rules of modernism which dictated that form follow function and allowed for no decoration. Philip Johnston’s tower has a classical greek pediment shape on the top taken from furniture design They started to make reference to older styles of architecture and develop playful forms
  10. 10. There is postmodern food . . A blending of cultures A HYBRID FORM!!!
  11. 11. Postmodern fashion Fashion can also be inspired by other cultures and by the past
  12. 12. Key characteristics Postmodern style is often characterized by eclecticism, digression, collage, pastiche, and irony. Postmodern theorists see postmodern art as a conflation or reversal of well-established modernist systems, such as the roles of artist versus audience, seriousness versus play, or high culture versus kitsch
  13. 13. High Art Low Art/ Popular Culture Fine art Advertising Opera Pop music Ballet Genre Films Classical Music Television Classical Literature Pulp fiction or Trashy Novels Art Cinema Pornography The breakdown of distinction between high culture and popular culture Against Elitism Treating ‘low art’ or ‘popular culture’ as if they where high art places
  14. 14. Postmodernism can be broken down into different concepts 1. In groups, you are going to explore and research these different ideas. 2. You are going to look at examples outlined by the teacher 3. You will find your own examples from contemporary media texts 4. You will explain the concept to the class and present your examples
  15. 15. Group 1 to explore Intertextuality and bricolage  Using the text book, read through the explanation of these two postmodern concepts.  You are going to explain how they conforms to this using this example and one other of your own choice.  Search on youtube ‘Weezer Buddy Holly’
  16. 16. Group 2 – Baudrillard and Lyotard  Using the text book, read through the explanation of how Baudrillard conforms to a postmodernist theory.  You are going to explain how simulacrum conforms to this using this example and one other of your own choice.  Search on youtube ‘Black Mirror trailer’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jROLrhQkK78
  17. 17.  Is technology enabling us, the audience to create postmodern interpretations of media texts? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEDMpsJ5xuU
  18. 18. Is Nikki Minaj postmodern?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDZX4ooRsWs

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