suffix: plug in, drop out
Communication Design IV Project

"Plug In, Drop Out", the first issue of the periodic publication “Suffix”, explores the evolution of countercultural movements: from the 60s counterculture, which promoted the sensibilisation of awareness through the use of psychedelic substances; to the 90s, in which technology emerged as a symbol of spiritual transformation, giving life to the dream of empowered individualism, collaborative community, and communion.

It emphasises the very first completely globalised music genre: “Vaporwave”. It is described as a digital form of punk that defies concepts such as “property” and “copyright”, establishing itself as an anonymous art to anonymous people. Just as the 60s had their counterculture, “Vaporwave” is the artistic movement of the countercultural music industry inspired in “DIY” and in the awareness of escapism — online.