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09 NOVEMBER 2016

The vaporwave aesthetic and the music playing behind an infomercial for public access purgatory

"Vaporwave isn’t just something you listen to either, it’s something you experience, and experiences include visuals. Vaporwave visual art, simply referred to as 'aesthetics,' is varied but tends to honor some core tenets. If you’re looking at something pink and teal with a marble classical bust and a glitchy Windows 95 logo, you’re probably looking at a vaporwave aesthetic. If you’re watching a YouTube video with a title written in a weirdly soothing stretched out font, you’re probably watching a vaporwave aesthetic.

If you haven’t guessed by now, vaporwave is a bit of a joke, or more accurately, an internet meme. Vaporwave’s trippy immediate artistic ancestor 'seapunk' was a running inside joke on Tumblr during 2011 about fashion and art and music inspired by the ocean. The look and sound of a psychedelic club run by a hipster Ariel from The Little Mermaid is a pretty accurate summation. Neon seapunk imagery even found its way into Rihanna’s 2012 Saturday Night Live performance, confounding many viewers with its colorful and stylish but garish, cheap, and seemingly unprofessional grainy green screen look. The exact difference between seapunk and vaporwave is blurry, but as far as I understand vaporwave trades the aquatic focus for a fascination with the emptiness of aging and/or amateur glossy commercialism. It’s the music playing behind an infomercial for public access purgatory."

(Jordan Minor, 03 June 2016)

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1980s retro styleamateur cultural production • amateur glossy commercialism • anti-corporate aesthetic • appropriationcheesy • classical bust • colour schemecolourfulcomputer graphicsconsumption spectacle • cultural aesthetic • digital texts • emptiness • fan art • Floral Shoppe (2011) • inside joke • internet art form • internet cultureInternet memeirony • Japanese funk • Macintosh Plus (musical alias) • manipulating samples • manufactured nostalgia • marble • memenetworked productionnew forms of expression • new sincerity • nostalgic styleoceanparticipatory mediapinkpsychedelic imageryreappropriationremix cultureretro computer graphics • runaway consumerism • seapunk • Sega Genesis • Simpsonwave • Simpsonwave aesthetic • slow jams • stretched out font • teal • tech-fueled nostalgic loop • tech-savvy • The Little Mermaid • The Simpsons (television) • trippy • Tumblrvaporware • vaporwave • vaporwave aesthetic • vaporwave visual art • Vektroid (electronic musician) • video gamesvisual aestheticsWindows 95

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Simon Perkins
13 DECEMBER 2012

OCEAN2012 Transforming European Fisheries

"Since its start in 1983, the European Union's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) has failed to prevent overfishing. Over 25 years, short–term economic interest and political expediency has landed European fisheries in deep crisis."

(European Marine Programme of the Pew Environment Group)

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19832012abundancecall to action • CFP • Common Fisheries Policy • crisiscritical posturedecision makingdepletiondestructive practicesecology • EU Common Fisheries Policy • European Unionevidence • exhaustion • extinction • fair and equitable • fish • fish stocks • fisheries • fisheries policy • fishinghealthy oceansocean • OCEAN2012 • overfishing • policy decisions • policy making • political expediency • reformresource managementresponsibilityscientific evidence • short-term economic interests • supply • sustainabilitysustainable consumptionsustainable livelihoodswildlifewildlife reserves

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Simon Perkins
24 FEBRUARY 2012

Explorer Recounts Deepest-Ever Ocean Expedition

"Swiss engineer Jacques Piccard and Navy oceanographer Don Walsh descended to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, seven miles below the sea's surface. It's the lowest point on Earth, and deeper than any human had gone before – or since.

Above is a new video chronicling the explorers' journey, weaving animation with audio from an interview granted by Piccard in 2005, three years before his death. The interview was conducted by New York writer Victor Ozols, but went unpublished and eventually ended up on his blog. There it was found by German design student Roman Wolter, who made the film."

(Dave Mosher, 21 January 2011, Wired Science)

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19602005animated presentationanimationcrushing pressuresdeep • dive • divingdocumentary • Don Walsh • environment • epic journey • exploration • explorer • hostile placeicy coldinfo graphicsinformation designinterview • Jacques Piccard • journeylimit to the world • lowest point • Mariana Trenchmotion designmotion graphicsmysterious worldoceanoceanographerPacific Oceanpioneeringpitch blackplanet • Roman Wolter • seven miles • submarine • surfaceSwissTerrestrialtrench • Victor Ozols • visual design

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Simon Perkins
24 FEBRUARY 2012

Ocean trench: Take a dive 11,000m down

"Icy cold, pitch black and with crushing pressures – the deepest part of the ocean is one of the most hostile places on the planet. Only two explorers have made the epic journey there: 11km (seven miles) down to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench. As a new wave of explorers is gearing up to repeat this remarkable dive, take a look at the mysterious world that they will be plunging into."

(BBC News, 23 February 2012)

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Simon Perkins
01 AUGUST 2011

Tilt-shift timelapse of a Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service training exercise

"This is a personal project that would not have been possible without the support of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Thanks to the entire team for their generous access during training exercises and patrols this Summer. Since the Service began in 1973, it has carried out more than 21,000 missions ranging from urgent patient transfers to dangerous search and rescue missions.

This film is 100% 'real', but there are some new techniques for me here, such as using time lapse to create the illusion of forward movement for the helicopter ocean scenes. These flight sequences would not be possible without the skill and patience of Chief Pilot Peter Yates. Thanks also to Trevor Cracknell (for getting wet!) and Family."

(Keith Loutit, 2009)

Fig.1 Keith Loutit (2009). "Bathtub IV" Music: "Clementine" (Megan Washington), Performed by Washington, © 2008 J Albert & Son Pty Limited., used with permission, myspace.com/​meganwashington

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2009 • Bare Island • Botany Bay • camera technique • flight sequence • helicopterillusion • Keith Loutit • Kurnel desalination plant • miniatureoceanoffshore drilling rig • patient transfers • Peter Yates • scaleseasearch and rescueSydneySydney Harbourtilt shifttimelapse • training exercise • Trevor Cracknell • visual spectacleWestpacWestpac Bank • Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

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Simon Perkins
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