Power users and retro puppets - a critical study of the methods and motivations in chipmusic
Summary, in English
The results show that chipmusicians describe their media in terms of limitations. They tend to talk about how software interfaces condition their work rather than hardware platforms. There is a common desire for individual transgression, mostly in relation to software interfaces and culture and not the underpinning platforms. The focus on interface contradicts the popular understanding of chipmusic as a consequence of hardware platforms. Four broader discourses are identified and described as anti-nostalgia, control, hacker aesthetics and digital economics.
- Social Sciences
- platform studies
- Peter Dahlgren (professor)