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dc.contributor.authorCole, Ross
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-23T11:48:26Z
dc.date.available2020-01-23T11:48:26Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn2381-4705
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/301198
dc.description.abstractVaporwave is a term that emerged during the early 2010s to describe a hip, wraithlike nexus of videos, memes, and experimental music on the Internet. This article traces vaporwave’s aesthetic back to the work of Daniel Lopatin and on through its deeply ambivalent relationship with consumer electronics and the mediascape of the 1980s. Vaporwave enjoys toying with a virtual, dehumanized utopia in which utopianism is dead, even as it defamiliarizes and rehabilitates the objects and disorientating non-places of postmodernity. The genre ultimately exemplifies what Svetlana Boym calls the “off-modern”––a form of critical reflection predicated on nostalgia.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherProject Muse
dc.titleVaporwave Aesthetics: Internet Nostalgia and the Utopian Impulse
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage326
prism.issueIdentifier2
prism.publicationDate2020
prism.publicationNameASAP/Journal
prism.startingPage297
prism.volume5
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.48277
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-10-31
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1353/asa.2020.0008
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020
dc.contributor.orcidCole, Ross [0000-0001-6281-3099]
dc.identifier.eissn2381-4721
dc.publisher.urlhttps://muse.jhu.edu/article/760297
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2020-07-16
cam.orpheus.counter92
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2100-01-01


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