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GEEK vs HIPSTER
Geeks and hipsters: mortal enemies locked
in an eternal struggle over irony versus
earnestness. But, how diFferent are they?
Geeks are obsessive and their love is genuine.
Geeks love their franchises not because of how
ironically fashionable they are but because of the
subjective impression they left on the individual.
A geeks love is genuine while a hipsters is trendy.
Hipsters are dismissive. They sort through the
detritus of pop culture. appropriate what they find
appealing in its quirkiness. cultivating an aesthetic
that considers all but allows surprisingly little.
They are ironic and thrive in their vintage lifestyles.
Because of hipsters. the geek culture is returning to
the mainstream but for different reasons.
Have a specific area of interest/lifestyle where they have expertise.
Their knowledge can range from mundane to human encyclopedia
Can be pretentious and long-winded
An early adopter
Fan of gadgets and all forms of technology
Rebellious and often reject the culturally ignorant attitudes of mainstream society
They follow an independent culture and somewhat bohemian lifestyle
Make a point to be environment friendly
Most live in the middle or upper middle class
They are very keen on contributing to the development of the society
Majority of them smoke cigarettes and drink beer, often prowling for the rare kinds
Portrays a creative and artistic lifestyle
Thrives in the past
Geek: Not trendy. Wear it genuinely.
���because they need them
���bands, video games, etc.
that they love
���filled with tech gear
-for skinny legs
Multi-use digital watch
Hipster: Appropriate other cultures
for their own ���ironic� style.
���old school look
Skinny Jeans & Cut-offs
���bracelets, necklaces, rings and piercings
-adds some roughness
Fashions go through three phases:
1 - in-fashion
2 - out-of-fashion
3 - ironically-in-fashion, before becoming fashionable again.
It�۪s the third phase of fashion where hipsters come in.
* Led Zeppelin
* Blue Oyster Cult
* Daft Punk
* Tribe Called Quest
* Stan Bush
* Fleet Foxes
* The Clash
* New Order
* Sigur Ros
* Johnny Cash
* Iron and Wine
* Joanna Newsom
* Beach House
* Bon Iver
SHAUN OF THE DEAD
THE FIFTH ELEMENT
BACK TO THE FUTURE
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
17% of Americans identify as Geeks
65% of video game designers identify as geeks
50% of tech engineers identify as geeks
37% of bloggers identify as geeks
31% of people think geeks have a higher chance of being successful
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