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Retro Computing Feel: Stories from the UK Amiga demoscene underground

RND/ consider super subjective, untold stories from the UK Amiga Demoscene underground – a forthcoming report from freelance internet theorist-for-hire Robert What, chronicling the unique, dreamy ‘near future’ feel of retro computing. Email bob at robertwhat dot com for more details and to get in on this open source project.

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Retro Computing Feel: Stories From The UK Amiga Demoscene Underground

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The Super Future Feel Of Amiga Graphics

RND/ to consider the unique Super Future feel [1] of Amiga era graphics / aesthetics [2] – as curated from oldskool Amiga magazine “The One” [3]

 

Deliciously chunky polygons [4] and seemingly infinite pixellated cyberspaces [5] – a bizarre information landscape of oddly alive ‘visual language’ where strange alien bleeps and bloops are heard

(Ironically speaking) Forget retro – such visions arrive fresh from tomorrow

The matrix has its roots in primitive arcade games
– William Gibson/ Neuromancer

Note the high volume of simulations of militarism [6]

Theorist-For-Hire Robert What is currently writing a book about the UK Amiga Demoscene [7]

Reference Links

  1. Supercade by Van Burnham
  2. Graphical Style in Video Game by Mary Keo
  3. “The One” Magazine
  4. 90s Polygons
  5. Ready Player One: Desert Of The Real
  6. Videogaming Militarism
  7. Retro Computing Feel by Robert What

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