Twitter’s Success, Altermodernism

By any measure, the growth and popularity of Twitter has been phenomenal. To say that Twitter has hit mainstream isn’t really the right metric to use. It’s more powerful to note that for a large group of Twitter enthusiasts, to spend even a day without using it would be as bad (or perhaps even worse) than not having email. It has become just that necessary.
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The Death of Postmodernism and Emergence of Altermodernism
If early twentieth-century Modernism is characterised as a broadly Western cultural phenomenon, and Postmodernism was shaped by ideas of multi-culturalism, origins and identity, Altermodern is expressed in the language of a global culture. Altermodern artists channel the many different forms of social and technological networks offered by rapidly increasing lines of communication and travel in a globalised world.

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One thought on “Twitter’s Success, Altermodernism

  1. This is a thought-provoking exhibition, and a lot of fun; the graphics are by Paris-based M/M, who are expert tinkerers with letterforms, bringing out the logo’s essential element as “sign”…

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