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Technocore (also known as Analogpunk or Digitalpunk) is an aesthetic based on the advancement of technology, related to analog and digital technology alike. It focuses primarily on the contemporary advancement of analog-digital conversion with an underground or industrial background, taking place in real life and spanning primarily from 1970 to 2012.

Visuals[]

Themes present in Technocore primarily consist of a combination of analog technology and digital technology, with the former representing disconnection and ignorance whilst the latter offers a false sense of reality. This transition entails abandoning old customs (which required mental and physical efforts more complex than current customs) for comforts found in the digital world, which encompasses a vast array of devices and the internet itself: a world larger than we know, and like our own oceans, unknown and mysterious on many occasions; a preamble to transhumanism.

Variations[]

There are many variants of this style of aesthetics in question, such as the case of Cyberpunk, a fictional genre where the digital world has won over the analog, or its antonym, Steampunk, where the analog has won over the digital, etc. Other examples can be the Gaslamp genre.

Inspiration[]

  • Roleplaying
  • Online gameboards
  • Underground culture
  • Chatting
  • Modding
  • Heavy influence from Y2K Futurism culture

Literature[]

  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (2011)
  • Mindwalker by Kate Dylan (2022)
  • Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress (1991)
  • Beggars and Choosers by Nancy Kress (1994)
  • Realidad Salvaje by Gorka E. Argul (2017)
  • Les Basiques: la littérature numérique by Philippe Bootz (2006)
  • Wordtoys by Belen Gache (1996-2003)
  • Afternoon, a story by Michael Joyce (1990)

Cinematography[]

  • Hackers (1995)
  • The Matrix series (1999-2021)
  • Ultraviolet (2006)
  • Mortal Engines (2018) [Scrappunk]
  • Spy Kids (2001)

Series/TV Shows[]

  • RWBY (2013)
  • Dark Angel (2000)
  • Code Lyoko (2003)
  • Galactik Football (2006)
  • Kim Possible (2002)
  • Totally Spies! (2001)
  • Daria (1997)
  • Huntik (2009)
  • Tara Duncan (2010)
  • The Idhún's Memories (2020)
  • Zorro Z Generation (2006)
  • Generator Rex (2010)
  • Martin Mystery (2003)
  • Steven Universe (2015)
  • Ben 10 franchise

Fashion[]

Artists[]

Music[]

  • Chiptune (Machinae Supremacy, Chipzel, Unicorn Kid, The Luna Sequence, LukHash, She, DEgITx, Harbinger, FantomenK)
  • Electronic Rock (Celldweller, Blue Stahli, The Qemist, Richy Nix, Damage Vault, Voxis, RTPN, Neon Sky, Atlas Plug)
  • Electronic Tribal (Beats Antique, Dirtwire, Tatyana Kalmykova, Juno Reactor, Koan, Our Samplus, Galactic Caravan, Neønymus)
  • Newgrounds Music (ParagonX9, Dimrain47, Kid2Will, F-777, Waterflame, Psybot, Cycerin, Shinrog)
  • Nü Metal (KoRN, Linkin Park, Adema, Dope, Papa Roach, Deftones, Limp Bizkit, Primer 55)
  • Cyber Metal (Zardonic, Voicians, Martin Harp, Nero Argento, Cynergy 67, Electronic Colony, MiXE1, [Cell 7], mr. Thrasher)
Songs[]

Anime/Manga[]

  • Serial Experiments Lain (1998)
  • Haibane Renmei (2002)
  • Tegami Bachi (2006)
  • Texhnolyze (2003)
  • Basquash! (2009)
  • Summer Wars (2009)
  • Blazer Drive (2008)
  • BB Project (2007)
  • Ergo Proxy (2006)
  • Witch Hunter Robin (2002)
  • Tokkō (2003)
  • Gunslinger Girl (2002)
  • NieA 7 (2000)
  • Air Gear (2006)
  • Great Teacher Onizuka (1997)
  • GetBackers (1999)
  • Ueki no Hōsoku (2005)

Video Games[]

  • Cloudpunk (2020)
  • Quantum Break (2016)
  • Remember Me (2013)
  • Mirror's Edge (2008)
  • Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016)
  • Stolen (2005)
  • Spy Fiction (2003)
  • Second Sight (2004)
  • Psi Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy (2004)
  • Psychotoxic (2004)
  • Tsukiyo Ni Saraba (2005)
  • Beatdown: Fists of Vengance (2005)
  • Def Jam: Fight For NY (2004)
  • Urban Reign (2005)
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines (2004)
  • BloodLust Shadowhunter (2015)
  • Carmen Sandiego (1985)
  • Second Life (2003)
  • PlayStation Home (2008-2015)
  • VRChat (2017)
  • Entropia Universe (2003)
  • Active Worlds (1995)
  • Blue Mars (2009)
  • VSide (2006)
  • Dreams Central (2021)
  • MUD (Multi User Dungeons)
  • Balzhur (MUD)

Webfiction[]

Some cultivation novels focus on "magical" technology that is neither digital nor analog in nature, but mental, chi-based, magic-based, or something that exists as a property of a higher, non-existent reality in nature; for example, Heavens are Infinite novels can have the same elements.

  • Homestuck (2009-2016)
  • Orion's Arm (2000-)
  • Some cultivation novels
  • Heavens are Infinite novels
  • Parahumans
  • LitRPGs/Gamelit

Activities/Hobbies[]

  • Urban exploration
  • Modding/Hardmodding
  • Bōsōzoku/Tōge/Itasha
  • Recording things on CDS/DVDs/Blu-Rays/Cassettes
  • Making visual edits and/or Found Footage videos

Gallery[]

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