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Digital Progression Documentaries
PBS Off Book Tracks 'The Evolution of 8-Bit Art'


By: Romina S. Cortellucci (Star) Jun 21, 12
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In under eight minutes, ‘The Evolution of 8-Bit Art’ documentary tracks how 8-bit has moved through the generations. Created as part of a web-original series from PBS Off Book, whose work often explores the online culture from reddit, graffiti to Lego art, the piece is described on its site as a way to show how “The idea of 8-bit now stands for a refreshing level of simplicity and minimalism, is capable of sonic and visual beauty, and points to the layer of technology that suffuses our modern lives.”

The film explains that 8-bit not only evokes nostalgia for old computer and video games, but has created its own DIY culture. By interviewing 8-bit practitioners Doctor Octoroc, Jesper Juul, Minusbaby, Anthony Sneed and chiptune band Anamanaguchi, the video shows what makes the aesthetic so powerful.

 



Source: wired



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