Engaging with research and applying ideas to contemporary practice
- What is pop culture?
- the 1950′s is when a recognisable visual and physical realm develops especially in the Western world
visual thinking world
material real world
- pop culture is synonymous with consumerism
- consumerism = capitalism
- Raymond Williams, in the 1960′s, is one of the English writers to study pop culture as a cultural phenomena
- pop culture defines the modern age
- Williams defines four main definitions of the term popular:
- that which is well linked by many people
- that which is deemed, unworthy or inferior
- work deliberately seeking to win favour with people
- forms of culture made by people by themselves
- Pierre Bourdien’s notian of Cultural Fields and Cultural capital.
- In one example he examines the racialized transformation of jazz from ”Lowbrow” vernacular to a ”Highbrow” art form in the early 20th century
- Blue Note Records
- popular culture can be seen as beliefs and practices and the objects through which they are organised, that are widely shared among a population.
Lichtenstein – Girl with ball
EasyRider poster by Theobald, USA early 1970′s
- Julian Vallee
- Alexa Meade
- Jinson, Chris Hosmer – 5 senses of design