aidanwall:

Doss Souls: A Dossier on Speedruns, Dossing, and Dark Souls 

Essay by Aidan Wall, 2014.

2 Colour, Double-sided A3 risograph print, folded and presented in an A6 tracing-paper envelope.

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Extract: 

"… if the epistemology of art is truly changing to fit the sensibilities of the middle class, why isn’t any art reflecting the huge (middle class) cultural phenomenon of live-streaming video games over the internet? Game audiences are increasingly becoming more interested in watching others play video games, than playing them themselves. The live-streamers and content producers I am particularly interested in are the speedrunning community. Speedrunning is the act of attempting to complete a videogame as quickly as possible; it’s a slow process based on practice and mastery of one’s chosen game. It is the most industrious form of dossing: a repetitious, difficult form of play which borrows unknowingly from Taylorism."

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4 days ago with 4 notes
aidanwall:

Slán Abhaile: On the Site Specificity of ‘Gone Home’ 
Essay by Aidan Wall, 2014
Hand-bound, A5 12 page zine on pale pink paper.
Purchase here
Extract: 
"The feeling while playing the game of almost being the protagonist but not quite, echoes Kaitlin’s feelings of arriving at a different home to the one she left. The term ‘empathy game’ has become a buzzword around independent game development over the past couple of years; this supposed genre could be aligned with Gone Home, but the game’s experience isn’t directed towards understanding Kaitlin Greenbriar at all, rather, it offers a husk of a character to inhabit during the game’s progression. Just as Kaitlin does, players invade this extraordinary space, each one a stranger in their own home."

A couple of my zines are available to order from my new bigcartel page!

aidanwall:

Slán Abhaile: On the Site Specificity of ‘Gone Home’ 

Essay by Aidan Wall, 2014

Hand-bound, A5 12 page zine on pale pink paper.

Purchase here

Extract: 

"The feeling while playing the game of almost being the protagonist but not quite, echoes Kaitlin’s feelings of arriving at a different home to the one she left. The term ‘empathy game’ has become a buzzword around independent game development over the past couple of years; this supposed genre could be aligned with Gone Home, but the game’s experience isn’t directed towards understanding Kaitlin Greenbriar at all, rather, it offers a husk of a character to inhabit during the game’s progression. Just as Kaitlin does, players invade this extraordinary space, each one a stranger in their own home."

A couple of my zines are available to order from my new bigcartel page!

5 days ago with 5 notes
jesuisperdu:

“Togetherness is a warm tub: Adults and children crowd a small public pool in Reykjavik to soak in natural hot water drawn from nearby springs.”
august 1969
national geographic

jesuisperdu:

“Togetherness is a warm tub: Adults and children crowd a small public pool in Reykjavik to soak in natural hot water drawn from nearby springs.”

august 1969

national geographic

6 days ago with 9,921 notes

mo chroí

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Sinead O’Connor, 1988

Sinead O’Connor, 1988

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We got a studio?

We got a studio?

1 week ago with 2 notes
chocolatecoffin:

hm?

Purchase my cassette here:
http://crashsymbols.bandcamp.com/album/true-enough

chocolatecoffin:

hm?

Purchase my cassette here:

http://crashsymbols.bandcamp.com/album/true-enough

2 weeks ago with 6 notes
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2 weeks ago with 13 notes
crashsymbols:

"Soil Creep is Irish producer Aidan Wall, also the proprietor of tape and zine imprint Long Lost Records. His music is a slipstream exploration of the emerging form of post-pop production; eccentric lo-fi beats and synths swirl variously around Wall’s voice, loops, and sampled vocals, with a few enigmatic interludes. While his debut ‘Small Death’ experimented heavily with tone, texture, etc., ‘True Enough’ has an even more assured color and flow. Recorded half while Wall studied abroad in Germany and half at home in Dublin, the tracks draw more directly than any of his past work on the influence of German techno and house music. Nonetheless, Wall’s latest bears his Irish home heavily in mind, born in part from meditations on the flight of the country’s youth. ‘True Enough’ is a subtle effort with a complex play of implication and no one true character, all with a unique sheen thanks to mastering from his fellow Irishman Morgan Buckley."


my new album is out today?

crashsymbols:

"Soil Creep is Irish producer Aidan Wall, also the proprietor of tape and zine imprint Long Lost Records. His music is a slipstream exploration of the emerging form of post-pop production; eccentric lo-fi beats and synths swirl variously around Wall’s voice, loops, and sampled vocals, with a few enigmatic interludes. While his debut ‘Small Death’ experimented heavily with tone, texture, etc., ‘True Enough’ has an even more assured color and flow. Recorded half while Wall studied abroad in Germany and half at home in Dublin, the tracks draw more directly than any of his past work on the influence of German techno and house music. Nonetheless, Wall’s latest bears his Irish home heavily in mind, born in part from meditations on the flight of the country’s youth. ‘True Enough’ is a subtle effort with a complex play of implication and no one true character, all with a unique sheen thanks to mastering from his fellow Irishman Morgan Buckley."

my new album is out today?

2 weeks ago with 7 notes

browningtons:

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Evangelion is just a rip off of seinfeld 

2 weeks ago with 11,913 notes
hm?

hm?

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k2e4:

#this is fucked up. this fucked me up

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