Documentary 8 BIT Available for Rent on Vimeo #MusicMonday
If you missed the 2006 documentary 8 BIT, or hey if you just miss 2006, now’s your chance to time travel and stream it on vimeo! For the folks who didn’t have 8 BIT on their radar, cdm published this great piece:
And now is in many ways the perfect moment. New York’s venues may have gotten scrambled through time and gentrification, but chip sounds and images have only flourished since. I mean, in some ways it’s funny to even write this copy, because nowadays I think you don’t have to explain what chip aesthetics are the way you did in 2006. No, of course it’s not just nostalgia – least of all as younger artists experiment with lo-fi pixel art and synths who are too young to remember the original hardware. No, it isn’t only about gaming – but now the line between game culture and digital art is blurred enough that I doubt anyone cares arguing.
And maybe in the midst of a massive short of semiconductors – a Chipageddon, if you will – now it’s even more urgent to think of rehabilitating old hardware.
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