In going digital, we’ve gained some convenience. That’s undeniable. But we’ve lost much when it comes to aesthetics and quality too. (Neil Young makes that point again and again.) Increasingly, we’re realizing what we’ve left behind, and there’s a movement afoot to recover old school media — things you can see, touch and feel and marvel over. Vinyl records. Tape cassettes. VHS tapes. 8mm Film. Polaroid Photos. All of that good stuff gets revisited in the latest short film produced in the PBS Off Book series. Previous installments have covered:
Art in the Era of the Internet
The Art of Film and TV Title Design
The Creativity of Indie Video Games
I like CDs.
Where’s Laser Disc? Come on!!
I got a laser disc player! It’s one of the ones that you don’t have to turn it over. My Mrs bought me the star wars trilogy & blade runner on laser disc fer my birthday a couple of years ago… She’s a keeper!