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This Week’s Blips

It's over


But we are just getting started. Take a look at some of these youtubes from this years festival.

Gaijin Games/Robotube Battle of the Brand Gamejam caught on camera

We checked in with Gaijin Games and Robotube throughout the night as they completed their game.

You can catch the clips, including the epic moment of completion, here.

These were orginially broadcast live on our Blip liveblog, which you can see here.

This post was submitted by Anthony.

Whats going on Saturday? Its the last day, sucka!


Workshops! Screenings!

1:00pm Film Screening – Reformat the Planet 1.5 and Curated Music Videos from 2 Player Productions * Location: Main Room, The Bell House * Price: Free

Shot by 2 Player Productions, the same crew behind the Blip Festival DVDs, the 40-minute Reformat the Planet 1.5 covers New York City’s Pulsewave concerts, “the growth of the chip music scene in Philadelphia, and the arrival of the next generation of chip musicians to the 8-bit scene.” The 2 Player Production crew will be on hand for the screening and will be showing many of the videos they have shot and edited over the years at chiptune shows.

2:00pm From Classic Sound Chips to Virtual Instruments with David Viens of Plogue  * Location: Front Lounge, The Bell House * Price: Free

We will be covering hardware analysis of sound generating IC’s of the late 70’s and early 80’s in terms of spectra, pitch/amplitude ranges and precision. Also looking at the development of a common synthesis model to accurately revive them for use in the context of today’s Digital Audio Workstations. see http://www.plogue.com for examples of our work.

3:00pm Open source solutions for live visuals – presented by Don Miller / NO CARRIER * Location: Front Lounge, The Bell House * Price: Free

In this hour long workshop Don Miller (NO CARRIER) will lead participants through different open source software solutions for creating live visuals using the Nintendo Entertainment System. Using glitchNES, galleryNES, and two new programs to be released exclusively during this workshop, Miller will show just how versatile the NES can be as a tool for live visual performance. In addition to software, hardware mixing and presentation will be discussed. Although not required, attendees are encouraged to bring a PC computer to participate.


6:00 Blip Festival Artist Happy Hour For artists & backers

8:00 The J. Arthur Keenes Band With visuals by Rosa Menkman & Enso

8:40 tRash cAn maN With visuals by Jean Y. Kim & Paris

9:20 Bubblyfish With visuals by NO CARRIER & outpt

10:00 The Hunters

10:40 glomag With visuals by The C-Men & VBLANK

11:20 Bit Shifter With visuals by outpt & Enso

12:00 David Sugar With visuals by NO CARRIER & VBLANK

12:40 Psilodump With visuals by Paris & The C-Men


Thursday Performance Highlights

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How’s this for user-generated, motherbitches? We’ve got videos of last night’s Failotron, Chromix, Minusbaby, Je Deviens DJ et 3 Jours, and Albino Ghost Monkey up on our blog!

Check ‘em here!

This post was submitted by Anthony.