Are we living in a postmodern screen dream?
Angst when you forget your smartphone is not only a real psychological phenomenon--it also highlights a quintessentially postmodern problem: what the author calls the "anxiety of the disconnected".
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The alternate reality visualised in Star Wars is now potentially much closer to home.
Architect and designer Michael Graves in a 1962 photograph. Graves passed away earlier this month.
From his line of Target homeware to his one-of-a-kind buildings, Michael Graves was inspired by the basic needs of everyday people.
Modernism is typified by a commitment to exploratory experimentation.
Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe by Edouard Manet (1862-63), Wikimedia Commons
I first came across modernism through the lens of postmodernism in the early 1980s. At that time postmodernism – explained here – was washing through the academy, promising to transform everything by placing…