nov 28

The Death of Uncool

We're living in a stylistic tropics. There's a whole generation of people able to access almost anything from almost anywhere, and they don't have the same localised stylistic sense that my generation grew up with. It's all alive, all "now," in an ever-expanding present, be it Hildegard of Bingen or a Bollywood soundtrack. The idea that something is uncool because it's old or foreign has left the collective consciousness.

-Brian Eno, The Death of Uncool

1 comment

Maybe "old" and "foreign" don't automatically make things uncool anymore, but certain the idea of "uncool" is not dead.

posted by JV at 1:21 PM on November 29, 2009

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