In the 21st century, teenagers have turned to social media platforms to develop their identities and find others like themselves, often resulting in the emergence of online subcultures.
Fashion has become a way to wear a statement, and brands have decided to capitalize on stances against injustice to make money and secure their place on the imaginary wokeness scale of which the public seems so conscious.
Twitter is the public’s preferred periodical of late. Yes, periodical—if Tom Wolfe championed a New Journalism of the ‘60s, then Twitter is our Newest Journalism.
Instagram travel influencers “produce strikingly similar images, creating a recognizable system of signs on their feeds that create knowledge of the cultures they depict.”
“What are the effects of the uninterrupted digital gaze on living, breathing humans in scroll culture?”
A social media-mashup, an improvised digital soundtrack, and, ultimately, a contemplation of the notions of the cyborg and the spectacle. Video.