THOUGHT PROCESS | Conclusion of this chapter of my creative process
Conclusion / Project Overview / Thoughts

THOUGHT PROCESS | Conclusion of this chapter of my creative process

As this chapter of my creative process comes to a close, I think I am slightly closer to answering my research question. I’ve begun to confirm my initial beliefs that the blogosphere has democratizated fashion, helped break down the boundaries of black style and challenged the common representations of the black subject in fashion related imagery. As I suggested in … Continue reading

READING REFLECTION | Questioning the authenticity of street style with Jean Baudrillard’s “The Precession of Simulacra” (Week 7)
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READING REFLECTION | Questioning the authenticity of street style with Jean Baudrillard’s “The Precession of Simulacra” (Week 7)

Week 7 | Baudrillard, Jean. “The Precession of Simulacra.” Media and Cultural Studies: Keyworks. Meenakshi Gigi Durham and Douglas M. Kellner. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006. At first, I found it difficult to apply Jean Baudrillard’s “The Precession of Simulacra” to my creative process or to the topics I’m investigating in my MRP. However, I was able to take … Continue reading

READING REFLECTION AND QUICK THOUGHTS | Stuart Hall’s “New Ethnicities” (1989)
Black Style and Blackness in Fashion / Thoughts / Weekly Reading Reflections / Words

READING REFLECTION AND QUICK THOUGHTS | Stuart Hall’s “New Ethnicities” (1989)

From Stuart Hall’s “New Ethnicities” (1989) …  “These formed the conditions of existence of a cultural politics designed to challenge, resist and, where possible, to transform the dominant regimes of representation—first in music and style, later in literary, visual and cinematic forms. In these spaces blacks have typically been the objects, but rarely the subjects, of the practices of … Continue reading

READING REFLECTION AND NOTES | Walter Benjamin’s “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” (Week 7)
Thoughts / Weekly Reading Reflections

READING REFLECTION AND NOTES | Walter Benjamin’s “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” (Week 7)

Week 7 | Walter Benjamin. “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.” Media and Cultural Studies: Keyworks. Meenakshi Gigi Durham and Douglas M. Kellner. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006. I’ve found Walter Benjamin’s 1936 essay to be one of the most useful course readings for me  and I don’t  know if I would have thought … Continue reading