The Japanese popular culture, Harajuku Fashion, had always been seen as a subcultural trend that wasn't familiarised by the majority of society. In 2011, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu released her first promo single, "PonPonPon", and immediately went viral worldwide. It didn't take long for her to be the focal discussion on social media. Kyary as a … Continue reading Advertorial


Journalism, ‘Truthiness’ and Participatory Cultures

In the CTS session with Dene and Andrew, we looked into Journalism and Truthiness, with participatory cultures. Journalism, is the product of the activities, assessing, gathering, creating, and presenting news and information. The purpose of journalism is defined by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel in The Elements of Journalism as, "is not defined by technology, nor by journalists … Continue reading Journalism, ‘Truthiness’ and Participatory Cultures

The Ulm School of Design (Raven Row)

The Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm, also know as the Ulm School of Design, was founded in 1953, established in Ulm, Southern Germany, by Inge Aicher-Scholl, Otl Aicher and Max Bill. Bill, the president of  Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm (HfG), had a huge influence on the teaching approach of the school, as he was an alumni from Bauhaus, an evolutionary architecture and design school, … Continue reading The Ulm School of Design (Raven Row)