Longing for Lo-fi – Glimpsing back through technology — Sébastien Bovie

18 

  • softcover
  • 130 x 200 mm
  • 96 pages
  • ISBN: 978-94-93148-97-0

Published by Onomatopee

SKU: 36552 Category: Tags: ,

(From ideabooks.nl)

In the here and today there are many attempts to recreate spaces of comfort. The lo-fi community should be considered one of them. Through the numerous nostalgic references and relaxing beats of lo-fi, we retrieve a glimpse of what was once our home—be it real or imaginary. Not to state that we all take a trip down memory lane while listening to lo-fi, not at all actually. When we look at the live chat that accompanies these streams, we are often confronted with people talking about their workload. Those discussing an upcoming deadline are often met with encouraging and supportive comments that they can do it, they can go that extra mile. One might say that Longing for Lo-fi equals longing for the homely. This book-length essay looks at internet culture through the lens of psychoanalysis, semiotics and critical theory, in an attempt to lay the feeling of comfort bare.