Tag: Aesthetics

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Solomon Bobinac | Artist Profile

Solomon Bobinac is a prolific 14-year-old from West Phoenix. He attends the Metropolitan Arts Institute. Much of his work has manifested as fliers and album art for local musicians. He’s made artistic contributions for Playboy Manbaby, Red Tank!, Captain Samurai, and Sore.  His art runs the gamut from digital collages which draw from a diverse pop-cultural milieu […]

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Only 90s Kids Will Get This: The Demise of Traditional Hegemonic Media Consumption

“The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed” – William Gibson It’s been previously posited that the “90s-kid” obsession with nostalgia for pop-cultural artifacts reflects millennial distress over significant technological disparities on our generational bookends. We experienced technology in a way that previous generations never had before, and in ways that are […]

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Chicago Footwork: Subversive Movement and the Right to the City

In an interview for Red Bull Music Academy in 2011, DJ Rashad, one of the most prominent music producers in the South Side of Chicago’s footwork scene, responded to the question of where the term “footwork” came from by saying, “we don’t know…the people came up with it.” By “the people”, he means the black […]

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Leika Kitamura | Artist Profile

Leika Kitamura is 17-year-old artist and writer. She lives in Glendale, Arizona and attends the Metropolitan Arts Institute in downtown Phoenix. She also displayed work at our launch show on February 26th. What themes or subjects are typically involved in your art? Are there any particular styles or influences you would cite? Leika Kitamura: Right […]

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How aesthetics—a key category of axiology, or the philosophy of value—became a meme.

  Recently, the word “aesthetic” has emerged or re-emerged in the young Western lexicon, which is exciting—to me, anyway, since this re-emergence would seem to reflect a sincere interest in value theory despite the nihilistic thread that’s trending hard on the human tapestry. A simple scan of online communities will reflect this fact. Since my […]