Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Retro-Futurism

Bringing back the old-school. Recently I came across this post on SlashDot, where this guy had turned an old NES controller into an optical mouse. Along with bellbottom jeans, worn jeans, tie-dyed tshirts, emulated console games, and text-adventure games, there is a lot of retro-futurism going on around us. This exists in film and television as well, like in the Matrix, and Dark City, Blade Runner and the Truman Show. Is it fashion or nostalgia?

1 Comments:

At 7:00 PM, Blogger mags said...

both I reckon, we cant but help reference the past, which is where our ability to create newness comes from, but also because its so ultra cwooooool to understand and re-create in a new way, things of old - with the knowledge that the thing you have created has some kind of superior ground over what came before.

 

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