[Air-L] Retro technologies and memes

Marilou Polymeropoulou m.polymeropoulou at gmail.com
Thu Nov 14 07:11:35 PST 2013

Hi Ruth

You might find interesting J. Newman's Best before: videogames,
supersession, and obsolescence (2012), L. Shifman's Memes in digital culture
(2013) and E. Guffey's Retro: the culture of revival (2006). 
S. Reynolds' Retromania (2011) is also an interesting read. 


Marilou Polymeropoulou
DPhil in Music
University of Oxford
St. Peter's College

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Subject: [Air-L] Retro technologies and memes

Hi all

I'm writing a piece that involves discussion of the use of MS Paint within a
particular web culture and I was wondering if anyone could point me in the
direction of articles (whether 'academic' or not) on the trend within web
cultures, particularly meme cultures, to deliberately reference 'primitive'
or 'retro'-technologies such as Paint? I'm not just interested for this
article - we're delivering new modules looking at media technologies soon so
any articles about retro cultures in terms of referencing and reusing older
technologies would be interesting.

Ruth Deller
Principal Lecturer in Media
Room 9210 Cantor Building, Shefield Hallam University, UK
r.a.deller at shu.ac.uk<mailto:r.a.deller at shu.ac.uk>,

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