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DESIGN
Anrealage Fall/Winter 2011
by Adele Chan Where most go for increasingly hi-def effects, experimental Japanese designer Kunihiko Morinaga took a deliberately different direction with his label Anrealage, designing the Fall/Winter 2011 line around the concept of low-resolution...
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Roddick vs. Pong
  Seen in January during the Australian Open, this American Express ad is back for another round during the US Open. You don't have to be a tennis fan to appreciate Ogilvy's clever combination of live action and animation to show a real...
TECH
Magical 8bit Plug
Like digitally adding record scratches, the Magical 8bit Plug is a hi-tech way for producers to add lo-fi sound. Developed by YMCK, a Japanese 8-bit jazz ensemble, the free software works with both Mac- and Windows-based programs to create unique...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: 8-Bit v5: Overview
In the last volume of our 8-bit series we discuss the sampling processes of artists who re-imagine the possibilities of lo-fi technology with New Media Curator, Ashley Colgate. We revisit Mike Rosenthal, Experimental Music Curator at the NYC performance...
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The International Chiptune Resistance Tour
In Japan currently, the International Chiptune Resistance Tour touches down stateside next week, bringing "lo-bit tactical specialists" Bit Shifter and Nullsleep to North America. The Nintendo-based music makers are rising fast and each...
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i am 8-bit book
The wonderful folks at i am 8-bit and Chronicle Books were gracious enough to send a preview copy of this collection of work to me. If I wasn't still living out of my boxes in S.F., I'd be honored to place this on my (currently non existent...
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Nullsleep
Nullsleep makes music on Gameboys. Exclusively. And it's really good. He performed recently at Monkeytown in Brooklyn, NY and the m ss ng p eces was there to capture it for CH Video. His interview, and excerpts from his performance, comprise the...