Thursday, October 21, 2010

knowledge #4: DIY movement

The DIY movement is about using anything available to create your own subculture entity, things that are missing in the mainstream market. DIY zines, albums, books and movies are some of the things that any random people can create. This underground scene goes against the grain and produce unique and fresh arts, regardless it will sell or not. DIY culture evolves with rapid technology and gives alternative to it. As opposed to mass media which promotes consumerism, DIY culture encourages people to contribute and produce something on their own. Independent magazines and newspapers are also having the similar ideas and purpose which is to put words into print. The big ideas is if you can’t find the cultural experience you are looking for, create your own alternative.

reference: The Rise of Lo-fi Culture book

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