The 80’s were known for their dancing, music taste, which was mostly rock, and their extreme fashion. Hair was a BIG thing, everyone had a head full of hair and usually a foot high. Getting perms and dues were a major to do in the 80’s.
There are so many great movies from the 80’s! The Breakfast Club, The Goonies, The Karate Kid, Top Gun, Terminator, and Alien are just a few of the best movies ever made. Some of these movies actually are the start of careers for Tom Cruise and Arnold Schwarzenegger. We know these actors so well now but we throwback to these movies and realize how young they were and seeing them in a movie in modern day today makes us cherish the 80’s even more than ever.
We all know that the 80’s were defined by its music. Micheal Jackson, Prince, Madonna, U2, the list could go on and on. These singers defined the 80’s and are still well alive within the radio today whether on Spotify, apple music, or on a CD disk.
Some people believe that the 80’s are a dying generation or ‘theme’ but I disagree. I think the 80’s are still well alive today in new generations and modern day. Not everyone acts or likes the 80’s model of big hair and hard rock, but some out there that live for this stuff everyday. The 80’s theme is very important to cherish because it was the people who lived life to the fullest in all aspects. This digital storytelling class could bring all the awesome things about the 80’s together with our new platforms and technologies. From making gifs, moving gifs, to creating images, to creating videos, to Tweeting, to Instagramming, the 80’s can still be apart of our time and Internet today. We could look into certain people, particular movies, or ideas from the 80’s and create what comes to mind when we think about that particular setting of interest. We need to learn to appreciate what the 80’s have taught us within our lifetime.