@neauoire that explains why I love retro games that try to do too much for the hardware of the era -- polygons on the Sega Genesis, voice clips on the NES, etc.

Remember that artificial VCR noise in retro synth videos?


@neauoire weird, i posted this citation a few years ago and i thought yesterday, i should repost this now.
I suggest you to dig into his work : his book "Visual Music", ambient music generators, oblique strategies and stuff.

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Mervin Vailles
"Lost Together," 2052

mixed media and generative adversarial networks

Here Vailles leverages a neural network trained on panicking rodents to juxtapose broad, earthen paint strokes with flecks of discarded plastic, to convey the desperation of late stage capitalism: bleak, myopic, and obsessed with unsustainable distraction.

"[The algorithm] arranges the flecks into endless lists of 'posts' and 'comments', which was the custom at the time," Vailles remarks.

@neauoire Brian Eno has always kind of been brilliant like that though.

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@neauoire I had read something similar from the 70's too. I dunno why or what but there was scene at that time. I was born in mid 70's and found 70's music as a teenager. What Brian says encapsulates the 70's and 80's perfectly.

OCR Output (chars: 824) 

“Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable
and nasty about a new medium will surely become its
signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video,
the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished
and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the
sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of
things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its
limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is
the sound of something too loud for the medium

supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked
voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for
the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy
film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement
of witnessing events too momentous for the medium
assigned to record them.”

— Brian Eno (1995)

@neauoire I love, how you can put pretty obvious things into complicated words and get "deep" meaningful quotes out of it.

I mean the quote is not wrong.

But it pretty much just said: imperfections of a medium will become a stylistic device, because they are inevitably a defining features for the art of an era.

And artists will turn all kinds of limitations and kinks into "features" because that's what they do.

@neauoire and don't get me wrong. I find nothing inherently wrong about that and a lot of philosophers have done it in the past.

But then there's also those, that will explain the most complex concepts with the easiest words and I personally like this a lot more.

Let me recommend this YouTube channel:


@neauoire @balrogboogie I love the irony of sharing this as a screenshot of text because microblogging limits character count. Or, in other words, “The screenshot of text is the expression of a writer who has more to say than a single toot will let them.”

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