Digital Get Down

Super Mario hits the club

We’ve actually seen clips of people dancing to 8-bit music—and let’s just say it was geeks gone wild! But if you’d like to see the madness firsthand, The Blip Festival is back for another four-day digital low-res overload. Presented by the Tank and 8bitpeoples, the festival brings together 40 international artists in the chipmusic movement to showcase their unique circuit-bending conversions of vintage video-game consoles and computer hardware into musical instruments and mind-bending visuals. In addition to the concert program, expect to see screenings, presentations, and workshops—but don’t expect to ever look at your Atari or GameBoy the same way again.
Thu., Dec. 4, 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 7, 6 p.m., 2008
 
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