Transformations of Radio Aesthetics

Kultura (Skopje). 2015;0(11):191-200


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Journal Title: Kultura (Skopje)

ISSN: 1857-7717 (Print); 1857-7725 (Online)

Publisher: MI-AN Publishing

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences

Country of publisher: North Macedonia

Language of fulltext: Macedonian, English, Russian

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Grażyna Stachyra (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin)


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<p class="CCCSAbstract">The paper presents some remarks upon the nature of contemporary radio communications in the context of the terms “aesthetics” and “aesthetisation”. The latter, denoting a process of turning aesthetic phenomena into unaesthetic ones, becomes the dominant strategy of formatted radio. The “surface aesthetisation,” which provides mainly pleasure and entertainment, transcends the simple styling of objects or environment and appears to be a more significant strand of contemporary culture. The article shows several examples of “surface” modelling of radio programming and explains their purpose in radio communication.</p>