Blip Festival's medium of choice: Old home computers and video games

Four-day multimedia event in New York encompasses music, video, and informational workshops.

Starting Thursday at the Eyebeam Gallery in Chelsea, the four-day Blip Festival celebrates the new(ish) musical genre "chiptune" and its associated fat-pixel video aesthetic. Brooklynites, run down there, would you, and report back on the "40 artists adopting and repurposing familiar but forgotten hardware--such as the Commodore 64, the Nintendo Entertainment System, the Atari game console and home computer line, and the Nintendo Game Boy."

Read the full story at The New York Times.

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