DIY: The Rise Of Lo-Fi Culture

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"Focusing on the ideals of authenticity and empowerment as central tenants of DIY (or more specifically, the “lo-fi ideals of do-it-yourself culture”), Spencer outlines the way that numerous bands, record labels, and publishing ventures have opposed professionalism, rejected the mainstream, and taken cultural production into their own hands.", wrote the reviewer at [http://www.bookslut.com/nonfiction/2005_09_006542.php Bookslut], September 2005.
"Focusing on the ideals of authenticity and empowerment as central tenants of DIY (or more specifically, the “lo-fi ideals of do-it-yourself culture”), Spencer outlines the way that numerous bands, record labels, and publishing ventures have opposed professionalism, rejected the mainstream, and taken cultural production into their own hands.", wrote the reviewer at [http://www.bookslut.com/nonfiction/2005_09_006542.php Bookslut], September 2005.
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'''DIY: The Rise Of Lo-Fi''' covers many aspects of the lo-fi do-it-yourself scene. [[Zine]]s, especially, have played a prominent part in this scene and the book contains interviews with zine editors such as  [[G.B. Jones]], Lisa Jervis, editor of [[Bitch]], and [[Ayun Halliday]], editor of [[East Village Inky]]. The history of zines is examined as it developed, from its beginnings with the first science fiction fanzine [[The Comet]], and those that followed, such as [[The Time Traveller]]; the  early DaDa publications; the small press publications of the beats, such as [[The Floating Bear]]; right up to the importance of zines to the [[Punk]], Queercore and [[Riot Grrrl]] scenes.
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'''DIY: The Rise Of Lo-Fi''' covers many aspects of the lo-fi do-it-yourself scene. [[Zine]]s, especially, have played a prominent part in this scene and the book contains interviews with zine editors such as  [[G.B. Jones]], Lisa Jervis, editor of [[Bitch]], [[Ayun Halliday]], editor of [[The East Village Inky]] and others. The history of zines is examined as it developed, from its beginnings with the first science fiction fanzine [[The Comet]], and those that followed, such as [[The Time Traveller]]; the  early DaDa publications; the small press publications of the beats, such as [[The Floating Bear]]; right up to the importance of zines to the [[Punk]], Queercore and [[Riot Grrrl]] scenes.
==External links==
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Revision as of 20:15, 2 April 2007

First released in 2005 by independent publisher Marion Boyers, Amy Spencer's DIY: The Rise Of Lo-Fi Culture is a documentation of DIY culture over the years.

"Focusing on the ideals of authenticity and empowerment as central tenants of DIY (or more specifically, the “lo-fi ideals of do-it-yourself culture”), Spencer outlines the way that numerous bands, record labels, and publishing ventures have opposed professionalism, rejected the mainstream, and taken cultural production into their own hands.", wrote the reviewer at Bookslut, September 2005.

DIY: The Rise Of Lo-Fi covers many aspects of the lo-fi do-it-yourself scene. Zines, especially, have played a prominent part in this scene and the book contains interviews with zine editors such as G.B. Jones, Lisa Jervis, editor of Bitch, Ayun Halliday, editor of The East Village Inky and others. The history of zines is examined as it developed, from its beginnings with the first science fiction fanzine The Comet, and those that followed, such as The Time Traveller; the early DaDa publications; the small press publications of the beats, such as The Floating Bear; right up to the importance of zines to the Punk, Queercore and Riot Grrrl scenes.

External links

Announcement at the Horse Hospital

Interview with Charlotte Cooper

Marion Boyers Publishing

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