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Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of retrofuturism.

Etymologies

retro- +‎ futurism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The article claims retro-futurism is dead and this brought about the realization I was not in fact ready to say 'goodbye' to this optimistic, oddly nostalgic and sometimes unrealistic way of seeing our future.

    Tom Mallory: Is Nostalgia Dead? Retro-Futurism, Architecture & Film

  • Matt Novak has compiled past visions of what the future would be like (an area of interest called "retro-futurism") on his blog Paleofuture. com.

    Looking back at the future

  • As for our definition of Steampunk, we chose to stay focused on Steampunk in the expected mode of dirigibles/retro-futurism/automatons/eccentric scientists and supplement that with stories that reflect the current emphasis on the maker movement in the Steampunk culture itself.

    Steampunk Reading Almost Done

  • That definition is loose enough to accommodate a stew of influences, including the streamlined retro-futurism of Flash Gordon and Japanese animation with its goggle-wearing hackers, the postapocalyptic scavenger style of “Mad Max,” and vaudeville, burlesque and the structured gentility of the Victorian age.

    Steampunk Moves Between Two Worlds « Isegoria

  • In this sense think there is something to be said for cheese – or at least retro-futurism.

    Nunc Scio » Blog Archive » “Original” Battlestar Galactica movie remake is a crime against awesome

  • Interpreted generously, this retro-futurism could be a vision of a cybernetic frontier where hi- tech artisans discover their individual self-fulfillment in either the electronic agora or the electronic marketplace.

    Lovecraft in California | Goblin Mercantile Exchange

  • This sort of retro-futurism is not an accident but a response to our seemingly cold, computer-driven world.

    Buzzine » To Steampunk

  • He also explained how the Triplettes crew aspired, under the direction of Sylvain Chomet, for a kind of retro-futurism.

    Disquiet » The Maestro of Belleville

  • On Alla's newest recordings, lush, elegant studio-crafted atmospheres cradle the pretty singing of Lupe Martinez, and the combination of sunny melodies and seductive beats recalls both the delicacy of bossa nova and the retro-futurism of Stereolab.

    Chicago Reader

  • The subculture and recent fiction fitting the brief of retro-futurism can be earnestly escapist and yet also progressive, sometimes simultaneously, and I think we've also struck a good balance in that regard.

    Ecstatic Days

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