Contemporary Buzzwords

For my Iconographic Storytelling workshop, I have made 2 lists of contemporary buzzwords.  The intention for this workshop is that over the 2 weeks we will have created our own icons in which represent aspects of contemporary society, using them to tell a story of our own, but in some way must reflect and convey a modern narrative.  This could be humorous, political, playful or satirical.

My first list are of modern words added to our vocabulary and dictionary.

  • Selfie (Self taken photo)
  • YOLO (You only live once)
  • Swag (movement/attitude)
  • Hashtag (#)
  • Whatevs (Whatever)
  • Totes (Totally)
  • Hater (Disliking to a person)
  • Chillax (Chill + Relax)
  • OMG (Oh my god)
  • Onesie (Pyjama Clothing)
  • Jeggings (Jeans + Leggings)

My second list of words associate with modern themes and representations of society, including important people, events etc.

  • Media
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Vine
  • Barack Obama
  • Kim Jong- un
  • David Cameron
  • Racism
  • Diversity
  • Stereotypical
  • Greed
  • Tobacco
  • Global Warming
  • Olympics
  • Syria
  • Russia