The keen chaps over at Influx have an insightful piece on an exhibition in Germany called Coolhunters. The exhibition explores the phenomenon of teenage culture. The show's basic premise is...

The keen chaps over at Influx have an insightful piece on an exhibition in Germany called Coolhunters. The exhibition explores the phenomenon of teenage culture.

The show’s basic premise is that more than anything, teens today desire fame and fortune. Entry into today’s teen culture demands that they obtain all the trappings of fashion and technology.

The exhibit explores how the poles of mainstream, mass, individuality and conformity all work together simultaneously to define the culture. In addition, it shows how teens are also taking it upon themselves to shape their own culture through product customization, the subversion of marketing messages.

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