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The Geek Art Movement 89

Posted by Soulskill
from the 8-bit-abstractions dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Is your work space drab? Do you want art to reflect your geekiness? Then you might like an art movement that has been gaining popularity over the past few decades. This is movement is 'Geek Art' where artists take inspiration from all things tech and geek. The art works range from 'Hello, world!' in 23 programming languages to collages of Old Atari games to more contemporary pieces like modern apps as Famicon software. It's sites like Redbubble and Society 6 which have enabled the independent artist to get their work out there while sites such as 20x200 take a more curated approach. 8bit retro is the new Mona Lisa!"
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The Geek Art Movement

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  • by MindPrison (864299) on Friday January 11, 2013 @04:26PM (#42561477) Journal
    I used to be a demo-coder / gfx artist back in the C-64 & Amiga days, we did both ASCII art, and pixel art.

    Geek art is special to us, I'm in my 40's and amongst some of the "geek" artist pieces I do - is with 80's electronics components, I puzzle them together as "working art", meaning...it's like a digital sculpture that can be hung up on the wall, and it can DO stuff ;)

    Some of my friends make pixel art with beads & pearls, Mario, Sonic, Pac-Man etc. Very cool stuff. It's a special generation that will be remembered for this art. I can pretty much guarantee you that original artwork from those days will be worth a fortune in the future, pretty much like certain collectible games and retro computers are now.
  • Hard drives (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Quila (201335) on Friday January 11, 2013 @04:45PM (#42561657)

    Don't forget the hard drive platter mobiles.

  • Count me in... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Latentius (2557506) on Friday January 11, 2013 @05:14PM (#42561957)

    I'd count myself among those geeks. Not long ago, I bought an interesting etched silicon wafer off ebay (not too expensive, really), and then framed it and hung it on the wall. I think it's beautiful in its own right, and the geekiness just makes it that much better.

    Framed Silicon [flickr.com]

    (On a side note, finding sufficiently large square pictures frames turned out to be much more difficult than I had imagined.)

  • Piet? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by braindrainbahrain (874202) on Friday January 11, 2013 @10:15PM (#42564507)

    How come the Piet programming language [dangermouse.net] didn't make the cut? :(

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