Category Archives for 8bit

‘Lo-fi computing audio-visuals as a mainstream aesthetic’ at Picteilín

Here are my slides from the 2011 Piceteilín Creative Media Conference. I See Dead Pixels: CPU to MTV, Lo-fi computing audio-visuals as a mainstream aesthetic. View more presentations from Kieran Nolan

07. October 2011 by Kieran
Categories: 8bit, Animation, Music, Video Games | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

C64 basic and Intellivision glitching

Here are some short exercises in game video glitching and 8bit graphics from my Vimeo account. These visuals were recorded from an Intellivision TV Game system, I opened it up and connected up random points on the CMOS memory chip … Continue reading

28. August 2011 by Kieran
Categories: 8bit, Circuit Bending, Video Games | Leave a comment

Atari 2600 Study

At the moment I’m reading ‘Racing The Beam‘, an in-depth study of Atari’s VCS console from 1977 (renamed the 2600 in 1982). The book traces the systems history and talks about how it’s game designers creatively worked around the machines … Continue reading

20. May 2009 by Kieran
Categories: 8bit, Books, Video Games | Tags: , , | 4 comments

Bleeps on Wax

I’ve had a short loop I made in LSDJ on the Nintendo Gameboy included as a locked groove (infinitely repeating loop) on the Minimalizm v4 compilation. I always wanted to have some sound I made pressed onto wax, then I … Continue reading

22. March 2008 by Kieran
Categories: 8bit, Music | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Octocky 8bit Improvo

A musical creation game from 1986 by Toshio Iwai, who created Electroplankton and most recently the Tenori-On for Yamaha. Octocky was released on the Famicom Disk System, the Japanese version of the 8-Bit NES console. The syncing of music, visuals … Continue reading

05. March 2008 by Kieran
Categories: 8bit, Music, Video Games | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

History of Zelda Documentary

‘Zelda No Video’ is a documentary about Nintendo’s ‘Legend of Zelda‘ series by Enterbrain in Japan. It was made in 2003 but was never officially translated into English. However earlier this year Zentendo released a fansub of the documentary, which … Continue reading

14. October 2007 by Kieran
Categories: 8bit, Film, Video Games | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

8bit Chiptune Workshop @ LABoral

A couple of weeks ago I attended an 8bit chiptune workshop at LABoral in Gijón in the Asturias region Spain. The workshop was part of series of such running alongside LABoral’s Gameworld exhibition (a Second Life workshop had taken place … Continue reading

15. August 2007 by Kieran
Categories: 8bit, Circuit Bending, Music | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment