Last week I learned that ‘The Medium is the message”.


But if we’re focusing on the logic of the medium, behind this logic are active users, us.


The logic of the old way of doing things in society has been established into a new understanding, the legacy media way, and overall the notion of material transformation and how we as users have evolved from passive to active, creating new possibilities.


You have your Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Tumblr, Twitter, the list goes on and on but if we are focusing on the new logic of media making, we have certain cultures that follow them;

  • Non-industrial culture 


  • Industrial culture 


  • Post-industrial culture 


  • Digital aesthetics 


Along with these four cultures, craftsmanship becomes an important aspect, “The quality of the result is not predetermined” (David Pye), going against the logic of production line, meaning media in its different forms is constantly changing, improving, but also continually at risk during the process of making (David Pye).


Focusing on aesthetics, either new and old, but always present, especially more than ever in current contemporary society.  


iːsˈθɛtɪk,ɛsˈθɛtɪk /


Concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty.
“the pictures give great aesthetic pleasure”
(Google Definition )



( Range of ‘aesthetic’ images from Google images )

Now introducing new formats of aesthetics, as I learned that “The glitch’ is more varied than ever as well as ‘The aesthetics of mess’, but inevitably aesthetics are  e  v  e  r  y  w  h  e  r  e , and they are just one of the examples that reflect on the ‘new’ form of digital experiences made possible by us, active users. 



( https://giphy.com/channel/justjulessss)



4 Replies to “A E S T H E T I C”

  1. I absolutely love your glitches gifs! I too really find it quite interesting that ‘the aesthetics of mess’ has become such a prominent trend in modern society. It also makes me question where are we headed next?

    The video above actually further opened my eyes to Glitch as an art form and how it’s actually such a cool new way of expression. The video states “Glitch art is about getting beyond this notion that these faults are actually faults” and I couldn’t agree more after watching this video. By understanding the cultural value this new digital technology brings I truly think we can expand our communication skills.

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  2. I really like your explanation of the key terms and your images! Your blog was very interesting to read as it showed the main elements of the topic and you explained them very effectively. You also made the pictures full of character which made the post feel personal and more entertaining. Great work 🙂


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