Under the Pixel Hood with Raquel Meyers

Reasons you might find yourself wanting to read this very long but very awesome Raquel Meyers interview: – Because you love 8bit graphics and people who push them to their limits – Because Raquel makes rad stuff ( eg her … Continue reading

by j p, September 16, 2011 0 comments

Meneo : Electro Gameboy Reggaeton in the House

Electropical? Bleepy cumbia? Such hybrids are inevitable, given a generation raised on candied synthetic computer game sounds, and the speed at which localised bass variations now travel from shore to shore. They are also core chunks of the Meneo sound, … Continue reading

by j p, June 11, 2009 1 Comment

Net Lag : Vapour Trails Oct 9th

While we can enjoy the fruits of being hyperconnected today – we have each other’s reading, listening and viewing habits at our fingertips, we can distribute globally on a whim – what creative performance options exist for real-time collaboration? Remember … Continue reading

by j p, September 12, 2008 0 comments

8Bit The Movie And Even The Afterparty

April 24th hosts both the ‘8Bit’ documentary about video games (6pm @ ACMI – introduced by the director) and a remarkably interstate gathering afterwards of 8Bit performers @ Horse Bazaar. 8 Bit : A documentary history of Video Games + … Continue reading

by j p, April 20, 2008 Comments Off on 8Bit The Movie And Even The Afterparty

Julian Oliver : The Art of Gardening

3000 words written quite a while ago for Julian Oliver’s ‘Packet Garden‘ exhibition @ Arnolfini(UK). Appropriately, for an artist whose work has long been about exploring boundaries and intersections ( of media, artforms, of technologies ), Julian Oliver‘s latest work … Continue reading

by j p, December 7, 2007 6 Comments

C64 Shredding With Sweden’s Goto80

25 years after the Commodore 64 was unleashed, Sweden’s King Milker of it’s retrosonic glory is Goto80 ( aka Anders Carlsson ) who manages to coax 8-Bit reggae, bossanova, breakcore, metal and even country tunes out of that 64K. Superdöner? … Continue reading

by j p, September 13, 2007 1 Comment

War Games

War, it’d seem, we cannot live with or without. An unfathomable aspect of humanity, a scale of drama unavoidably alluring to a long list of mediamakers, who these days tend to be stacked with gamers, comic makers and bloggers: Peacemaker … Continue reading

by j p, July 27, 2006 0 comments