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Geek vs Hipster

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.

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Geeks



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





Geek Interests:



Video Games

Film Collecting

Gadgets

Technology

Computing

Coding/Hacking

Techno Music

Screen Printing





(Hipsters)



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



Acts carefree



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







Hipster

Interests:



Art

Blogs

Music

Photography

Shark Week

Thrift Stores

Graphic Design





Fashion



Geek: Not trendy. Wear it genuinely.





Glasses

���because they need them



Graohic T's



���bands, video games, etc.

that they love





Messenger Bag

���filled with tech gear



Skinny Jeans

-for skinny legs



Multi-use digital watch







Hipster: Appropriate other cultures

for their own ���ironic�۝ style.





Vintage

���old school look



Skinny Jeans & Cut-offs



Facial/Chest Hair

���rugged look



Accessories

���bracelets, necklaces, rings and piercings



Glasses

-iconic/trendy



Funky Shoes



Visible Tattoos

-adds some roughness







Funky Shoes



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.





Music



(Geeks)



* Led Zeppelin

* Blue Oyster Cult

* Techno

* Daft Punk

* Tribe Called Quest

* Rush

* Dragonforce

* Weezer

* Stan Bush





(Hipsters)



* Fleet Foxes

* The Clash

* New Order

* Sigur Ros

* Johnny Cash

* Iron and Wine

* Joanna Newsom

* Beach House

* Bon Iver



Movies

(GEEKS)



STAR WARS

STAR TREK

SHAUN OF THE DEAD

THE FIFTH ELEMENT

BACK TO THE FUTURE

TRON



(HIPSTERS)



GARDEN STATE

LIFE AQUATIC

DONNIE DARKO

ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

ONCE

RUSHMORE





Stats



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



Brought to you by: BecomeCareer.com and Geeks are Sexy

Tech, Science & Social News 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. 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. Geeks love their franchises not because of how ironically fashionable they are but because of the subjective impression they left on the individual. A geek's love is genuine while a hipster's is trendy. Because of hipsters, the geek culture is returning to the mainstream but for different reasons. Have a specific area of interests/lifestyle where they have expertise Hipsters never say they are Hipsters Rebellious and often reject the culturally ignorant attitudes of mainstream society Their knowledge can range from mundane to human encyclopedia They follow an independent culture and somewhat bohemian lifestyle Can be pretentious and long-winded Make a point to be environment friendly An early adopter Most live in the middle or upper middle class Fan of gadgets and all forms of technology Acts carefree They are very keen on contributing to the development of the society Geek Interests: Majority of them smoke cigarettes and drink beer, often prowling for Video Games the rare kinds Film Collecting Portrays a creative and artistic lifestyle Gadgets Technology Thrives in the past Computing Coding/Hacking Music Hipster Interests: Techno Music Art Blogs Photography Screen Printing Shark Week Thrift Stores Graphic Design * Fashion * Geek: Not trendy. Wear it genuinely. Hipster: Appropriate other cultures for their own "ironic" style. AN Glasses -because they need them Vintage -old school look Skinny Jeans & Cut-offs Graphic T's -bands, video games, etc. that they love Facial/Chest Hair -rugged look Accessories -bracelets, necklaces, rings and piercings Messenger Bag -filled with tech gear Glasses -ironic/trendy 10: 58 so Skinny Jeans -for skinny legs Visible Tattoos -adds some roughness Multi-use Funky Shoes digital watch 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. * Music + * Led Zeppelin * Blue Oyster Cult * Techno * Daft Punk * Fleet Foxes * The Clash * New Order * Sigur Ros * Johnny Cash * Iron and Wine * Tribe Called Quest * Rush * Dragonforce * Joanna Newsom * Weezer * Beach House * Stan Bush * Bon Iver * Movies * STAR WARS STAR TREK GARDEN STATE LIFE AQUATIC SHAUN OF THE DEAD ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND THE FIFTH ELEMENT DONNIE DARKO TRON ONCE RUSHMORE BACK TO THE FUTURE * Stats + 17% of Americans identify as Geeks 37% 65% 50% of video game designers identify as geeks of tech engineers identify as geeks of bloggers identify as geeks of people think geeks have a higher chance of being successful 31% Brought to you by: BecomeCareer.com and Geeks are Sexy Sny TECH, SCIENCE, & SOCIAL NEWS Sources http://gizmodo.com/5653143/geeks-versus-hipsters http://allgeek2me.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/geeks-vs-hipsters/ http://www.zeitgeistyreport.com/articles/2010/05/05/10-signs-youre-a-hipster/ http://www.buzzle.com/articles/what-is-a-hipster.html http://www.verbal-vomit.com/2011/o5/how-to-be-hipster-chapter-2.html https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LgoUr4cB33jZGy8KKZXKUl4EXPzi8gP9ciUhZ Nz9fQ/ edit?hl=en_US http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrismenning/the-most-hipster-state-in-the-us

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