Founded by a Bay Area native of Japanese and Korean descent, record label 88rising blends East Asian culture into the US music scene. It’s appealing to young and diverse audiences through the power of social media, turning overseas personalities into mainstream pop cultural icons.
As the first Hollywood movie to feature an all-Asian cast in 25 years – and the most successful rom-com in nearly a decade – Crazy Rich Asians has been heralded as a potential game-changer for the industry. How is a film about one-percenters in Singapore promoting more diverse pop culture?
Meme culture has typically revolved around a sense of camaraderie based on shared interests, but for some, it has blossomed into a full-blown hobby. Many Chinese youths are beginning to curate collections of ‘antique’ memes, showing an appreciation of the history attached to digital memorabilia.
The internet has sparked a seismic shift in the ways people consume literature as social media and small screens necessitate content in shorter formats. But this transition hasn’t impacted a desire for fresh, meaningful ideas. How are digital platforms opening up and reshaping poetry and fiction?
Somerset House has launched the exhibition 'English as a Second Language', which explores themes of 'otherness' using imagery from Asian artists who completed their studies in the UK. In doing so, it represents the importance of allowing global perspectives to penetrate people's filter bubbles.