Recent decades have seen the emergence of micro-genres or movements, that defined their own esthetics, often through combination of previous cultural expressions.
A classic example is Vaporwave, “a microgenre of electronic music, a visual art style, and an Internet meme”. Other examples:
- Seapunk, a subculture that originated on Tumblr in 2011. It is associated with an aquatic-themed style of fashion, 3D net art, iconography, and allusions to popular culture of the 1990s.
- Witch house, an occult-themed electronic music microgenre and visual aesthetic.
- Solarpunk, a movement that encompasses a multitude of media such as literature, art, architecture, fashion, music, and games.
- Giscardpunk, “une période méconnue de l’histoire française”
Examples of new genres that students could create:
- Sapin Punk, a modernized internet version of the Style Sapin.