What does the resurgence and popularity of polaroid cameras say about modern culture?

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There’s something enduringly iconic about the soft-focus, white bordered polaroid photograph.

Invented in the 1940s by Edwin H. Land, polaroid cameras drastically changed photography: you could develop and view a photograph within minutes using a polaroid camera, creating a…

Modern Poetry is Digital Poetry

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Are we rediscovering poetry in its intended form — as an audible/visual experience — through social media?

I found one of my favourite poets through a TedTalk on YouTube.

Not a book, not a classroom, not a library, but…

Analysing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Aspirational Adulthood and Why People Hate Tom Nook

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Nintendo Switch displaying Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Paying off a mortgage, holding together a community, earning a living: the main objectives of Animal Crossing sound pretty… mundane when you think about it.

But the latest version of the game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, has been wildly…

The Rise of Citizen Journalism in the 21st Century

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Digital technologies have given birth to a whole new range of creative forms: social media posts, YouTube videos, podcasts and, of course, the humble blog.

For anyone born in the…

The #MeToo Movement, Twitter and Autobiographical Narratives

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The phrase ‘me too’ is often an acknowledgement of shared experience. It’s a statement of inclusion or empathy: I feel ill, me too; I want ice-cream, me too.

But, since 2017, the phrase has developed additional significance, becoming entwined…

Mhari Nimmo

Interested in all things digital media, pop-culture and literature. Aspiring optimist. Blogger at Quirk-E: https://quirk-e.co.uk

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