Revenge of the Nerds With Chiptunes
In high school, most students belonged to a group defined by a common interest and attitude. There were the jocks, the rich kids, the pretty girls, the musicians and the nerds. The jocks always dated the pretty girls, while the musicians were popular with everyone. The nerds, on the other hand, with their chess club and computer games, were outcasts.
But it seems that the tables have turned and now being a nerd is cool. Nerd culture has taken off all over the world, including here in Indonesia. The thick glasses that once earned nerds the nickname “four eyes” and lunchtime beatings have become fashionable. Reading manga, collecting quirky toys and playing computer games are now trendy.
And a nerdy form of music has also developed in this subculture, which is slowly making its way into the mainstream. Indonesia, make way for the Chiptune Revolution.