donkey kong - the next big thing

There's an art show in LA, at the eighty eight gallery (April 19th - May 20th) with a lot of work inspired by 8 bit graphics. There's an entire generation of players who grew up playing 8 bit games like Donkey Kong. And now there's art and music inspired by it all. A couple of years ago, Wired wrote about "8 bit punk", who Malcolm Mclaren (of Sex Pistols fame) is convinced he's discovered. Anyway - it's blossomed into a huge deal - (Google 8 bit music, and you'll see what a huge scene it's evolved into.) Gallery story from Screenhead.

UPDATE: Last night the Parsons School of Design held their awards for Retro Redux - a design competition where entrants create games using the technology of Atari’s Flashback 2.0 game console. Wish we could have been there! We'll keep our eyes open for a link to the winners.

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