Over the last 6-7 years we have seen a rise in these trends known as internet cultures. Seapunk, Vaporwave, Witch House, Health Goth are several examples. These internet cultures spawn out of social media and often gain popularity after a meme or picture goes viral. Some have even snowballed into mass followings, that have music and fashion styles associated. However this has often been their downfall, because of the speed of sharing and communication online these cultures and trends are often declared ‘dead’ before they even get started. Could this be the future for youth culture?
In this audio mini-doc, Mike Grabarak, one of the co-creators of Health Goth, talks about why he thinks the internet is the future for youth culture.
Music Credit: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music
Want to see more:
Read – The Subculture-less Generation article
Watch – What ever happened to the youngsters from those 20th century subcultures?
Timeline – The story of British youth subcultures
Social Media – Take a look at the Subculture-less Generation’s page to see how the project developed
Survey – What do young people think?
Read – Extended version of The Subculture-less Generation article