“Fr@nkenstein, or the 8 bit Prometheus” bookby 11 Aprile 2020
1818 First edition of Mary Shelley’s classic: Frankenstein.2018 Frankenstein gone mad: the many horrifying uses of technology, such as Web 2.0 that encourages you to give your time and personal information up to faceless IT companies or worse… This book is a mashup of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, videogames and Internet culture, of chiptune music, galvinism, taffelmuzik, real life accounts of ’90s gabber rave parties in Italy and a celebration of Bologna’s finest weirdo label SONIC BELLIGERANZA, whose 17 years of existence (2000-2017) this volume celebrates with 17 texts.
The author, having whistled countless 8-bit versions of famous pop songs and delighted his ears with chip-tune covers of black metal songs and classical music, now extends micro-music aesthetics to literature with this remix of Mary Shelley’s classic.
Through some sort of low-resolution séance, the author evokes the spirit of corpse reviver Giovanni Aldini (1762-1834), credited with having inspired The Modern Prometheus. Aldini tells a compressed version of the original Frankenstein story, exposing its language to retro-gaming jargon and simplifying the plot as if it were an arcade game. The aforementioned 18th-century electrifier was the nephew of eminent scientist Luigi Galvani, who lived in MIDIevil Bologna just like the author of this new classic.
Send him an impulse from your Game-Boy! BLEEEEEEEEEEEP!
"THE 8 BIT PROMETHEUS" CD
AND IF YOU WANNA EXPERIENCE A LOW-RESOLUTION SEANCE BY YOURSELF, GET ALSO YOUR COPY OF “THE 8 BIIT PROMETHEUS” cd
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published by Urbsounds and Mfz records also available on digital format, but cd makes it more retro doesn’it? Price 10 euro.