We ❤ Retro Media: Vinyl, VHS, Tapes & Film | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios





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Published on Nov 5, 2012

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We live in a digital world that gives us all the media we could possibly dream of at the click of a mouse, yet many people miss the old school physical formats from our past. Listening to vinyl and cassettes allows us to connect with music in a different way than MP3s. VHS and 8mm create visual aesthetics and atmospheres that are difficult to replicate in digital video. And the surprises inherent to analog instant photography help embed an organic quality to the recording of our memories. The challenges these retro formats present to capturing and experiencing media actually enhance our appreciation for the sound or image, making the art we love a bit more intimate, and real.

Here's a list of all the art used in the episode!

Eilon Paz, http://www.dustandgrooves.com/
Prof. Al Nigrin, Rutgers University
Ryan Martin, Dais Records
Rebecca Cleman, Electric Arts Intermix
David Bias, Impossible Project http://www.the-impossible-project.com/

Professor Kliq - http://soundcloud.com/professorkliq
PhatRecords Music - http://www.youtube.com/phatrecordsmusic
Jason Day - http://soundcloud.com/jasonday/tracks
Diadainconsupertrafra - http://soundcloud.com/diadainconsuper...
Nic Bommarito - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Nic...
Binarpilot - http://www.jamendo.com/en/artist/1125...
Duckett - http://ccmixter.org/files/duckett/23334

More Off Book:
Our last video on The Effect of Color: http://youtu.be/nX0DHd5QNS8
Our short documentary on The Creativity of Indie Video Games: http://www.youtu.be/M-2zIemV2yc
Taking a look at The Art of Web Design: http://youtu.be/3iVVM_DgWY4
We asked Can Fandom Change Society?: http://youtu.be/B9Zum7azNIQ
An examination of The Art of Animation & Motion Graphics: http://youtu.be/X0hVEH4se-0

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Tumblr: http://pbsarts.tumblr.com/

Produced by Kornhaber Brown: http://www.kornhaberbrown.com


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