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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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amateur cultural production • amateur glossy commercialism • anti-corporate aesthetic • appropriation • cheesy • 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 style • oceanparticipatory mediapinkpsychedelic imageryreappropriationremix culture • retro computer graphics • runaway consumerism • seapunk • Sega Genesis • Simpsonwave • 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 JULY 2016

Cassetteboy vs The Snoopers' Charter

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2016Cassetteboycollaged togetherConservative partycut-upcut-up techniquedata securityDavid CameronEvery Breath You Take (song)information privacy • Investigatory Powers Bill • Mark Bolton • mash-uppersonal datapoliticianprivacy policy • privacy protection • re-editre-purposeremix culturesnoopers charter • snooping • social commentary • Steve Warlin • The Police (band) • Theresa MayUK • UK politics • use of private information

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Simon Perkins
11 APRIL 2016

Vidding is a fan-made music video genre using appropriated content

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amateur cultural productionamateur videoappropriationauthorship • cast video • consumption spectaclefan art • fan filmmaking • fan made • fan-made video • fandomidentity performanceinternet culturemediated culture • multifandom • music videoparticipatory media culturere-cutremix cultureviddingvideo collagevideo re-cutvideo reinterpretationvideo remixvideo repurposing • Visionary Vidding Contest (VVC) • YouTube

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Simon Perkins
28 OCTOBER 2015

The Free Universal Construction Kit

"Ever wanted to connect your Legos and Tinkertoys together? Now you can — and much more. Announcing the Free Universal Construction Kit: a set of adapters for complete interoperability between 10 popular construction toys.

F.A.T. Lab and Sy-Lab are pleased to present the Free Universal Construction Kit: a matrix of nearly 80 adapter bricks that enable complete interoperability between ten* popular children's construction toys. By allowing any piece to join to any other, the Kit encourages totally new forms of intercourse between otherwise closed systems—enabling radically hybrid constructive play, the creation of previously impossible designs, and ultimately, more creative opportunities for kids. As with other grassroots interoperability remedies, the Free Universal Construction Kit implements proprietary protocols in order to provide a public service unmet—or unmeetable—by corporate interests.

The Free Universal Construction Kit offers adapters between Lego, Duplo, Fischertechnik, Gears! Gears! Gears!, K'Nex, Krinkles (Bristle Blocks), Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoys, Zome, and Zoob. Our adapters can be downloaded from Thingiverse.com and other sharing sites as a set of 3D models in .STL format, suitable for reproduction by personal manufacturing devices like the Makerbot (an inexpensive, open-source 3D printer)."

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20123D printing • adapter brick • adapter bricks • adaptersagency of access and engagementbottom-up innovation • Bristle Blocks • building brick • childhood imagination • connector • construction set • construction system • construction toy • constructions set • disruptive innovationDIY • Duplo • Fischertechnik • freely available • freely downloadable • Gears Gears Gears • Golan Levingrassroots initiativehacktivismhybridityimpurityinteroperabilityinteroperable technologies • KNex • Krinkles • LEGO • Lincoln Logs • Makerbot • mash-upnew hybridityopen systems • personal manufacturing devices • Physibles • proprietary protocols • proprietary technologiesremix culturerethink boundaries • Shawn Sims • STUDIO for Creative Inquiry • Tinkertoys • toy • Universal Construction Kit • Zome • Zoo

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Simon Perkins
06 JULY 2015

Lee Scratch Perry's Vision of Paradise

"This is the ultimate portrait of one of the icons of contemporary music. Shooting over 15 years, Volker Schaner had unprecedented access to the man who can lay claim to be a godfather of both reggae and dub. Lee 'Scratch' Perry's Vision of Paradise is funny, poetic and frequently mind-blowing."

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2015 • Adrian Sherwood • black culture • Bob Marley and the Wailers • cast a long shadow • chugging beat • contemporary music icon • Daniela Schmid • David Katz • Dennis Bovell • documentary video • dub • dub music • eccentric character • fairytale documentary • ground-breaking workinfluential musician • innovative studio techniques • Irmin Schmidt • Jamaica • Jamaican • Jomo Charles • Jonathan Scratchley • Junior Byles • Junior Murvin • Lee Scratch Perry • legendary musician • Martin Glover • Max Romeo • mind-blowing • mixing desk • music documentarymusic producer • music sampling • musician • Neil Fraser • Nick Manasseh • Peter Harris • production techniques • production values • psychedelic imageryreggae • reggae producer • remix cultureremixing • Ria Higgins • spirituality • Steve Marshall • studio effects • studio recording • The Black Ark • The Orb (band) • Thomas Lauterbacher • Vision of Paradise (2015) • Volker Schaner

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Simon Perkins
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