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21 JUNE 2013

1980s chiptune easter egg rediscovered in NZ washing machines

"Twenty years of patriotism on the part of Fisher & Paykel has been revealed thanks to a viral social media video that shows its washing machines can play the national anthem. A video posted on YouTube by a woman on Tuesday has received more than 165,000 hits. The woman explains how to make the washing machine play the New Zealand national anthem.

Fisher & Paykel marketing manager Sonya Aitken said the machines, which can also play the United States and Australian anthems, were programmed to play tunes by the company's engineers for demonstration purposes. ... While the singing machines were used to draw customers' attention in stores 20 years ago, it was no longer part of sales techniques, so the feature had essentially been forgotten and then rediscovered, she said."

(Laura Walters, 21/06/2013, Fairfax NZ News)

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1980s8-bit • Advance Australia Fair • anthem • Aotearoa New ZealandAustralia • Beverly Hills Cop (1984) • chiptunecultural significance of objectsdigital archaeologydigital artefactsdomestic material objecteaster egg • Fisher and Paykel • God Defend New Zealand • hidden feature • Home of the Brave • how to do thingsmusic making technology • national anthem • obsolescenceordinary manufactured objectoutgrownpatriotism • power surge • rediscoveredremainderremains of the past • sales technique • social media • Sonya Aitken • tune • United Statesuseless machinesviral video • washing machine • what is left of the pastwhimsical interactions

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Simon Perkins
27 FEBRUARY 2012

Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral

"Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral."

(Kevin Allocca)

Fi.1 "Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral", YouTube: Uploaded by TEDtalksDirector on 27 Feb 2012.
Fig.2 "Nyan Cat [original]", YouTube: Uploaded by saraj00n on 5 Apr 2011.
Fig.3 "New Zealand Nyan Cat", YouTube: Uploaded by 1milliondollaz on 11 Aug 2011 [Nyan Cat + 8–Bit version of "Slice of Heaven" New Zealand singer/songwriter Dave Dobbyn with the band Herbs].
Fig.4 "bike lanes by Casey Neistat", YouTube: Uploaded by caseyneistat on 7 Jun 2011.

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8-bitAotearoa New ZealandAustraliabitpop • Casey Neistat • chiptunecommunities of practicecultural codesdigital culture • double rainbow • expectation • Friday (song) • Jimmy Kimmel • Kevin Allocca • New York • Nyan Cat • participationpixelartre-edit • Rebecca Black • remixremix culturesilly web videotaste (sociology)taste formations • tastemaker • TED Talks • TEDYouth • trends • trends manager • unexpectedness • videos that go viral • viral • viral music video • Yosemitebear Mountain • YouTube

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Simon Perkins
05 NOVEMBER 2009

Meneo: 8bit electropical band from Barcelona

"Los aparatos 8 bits está viviendo en los últimos años una segunda juventud tras su nacimiento en los 80's, ya que agrupaciones como Crystal Castles, Houratron y Meneo las usan de forma desenfrenada. Éstos últimos son una banda audiovisual conformada por Rigo Pex y Vj Entter, quienes se están consolidando como una de las bandas con más proyección internacional dentro de esta escena, denominada chiptune. Ambos integrantes se conocieron gracias a un anuncio que puso Rigo en un portal de anuncios: busco Vj con dotes bailarines y afición por los glitches, al cual respondió Entter: 'Hola, hago pixelart y conozco varias posturas: perrito, carretilla, etc.'"

(Meneo)

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20098-bitanimationanthropomorphismBarcelonachiptunedigital popdildodouble entendre • electropical band • low-fi animation • Meneo • metaphormotion designmotion graphicsmusicmusic video • Papi • patternpixelartretrosexual innuendosexualitySpainvibratorvisual communicationvisual design

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Simon Perkins
03 NOVEMBER 2009

8 bit Girl: Video Chiptune

"Take 8–bit gadgets (old computers, handheld games, Nintendos, etc), record those blips and bleeps, and string 'em together to make sweet, sweet music –– and you've got the genre known as bitpop. Or chiptune. Or, simply enough, 8–bit. The bitpop world owes a debt to the original bleepers –– krautrockers Kraftwerk"

(Stereogum, 12 January 2007)

['8 bit Girl' by by 'Chaosqaal' on YouTube appears to reference the music genre of the chiptune.]

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8 bit Girl • 8-bitbitpopchiptunecomposition • handheld games • jump cutKraftwerk • krautrocker • micromusicmusicmusic videoNintendopatternre-editremixrhythmsequence compositionsequence designsound designyoung girlYouTube

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Simon Perkins
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