We live in a tumultuous media environment. There is widespread confusion, uncertainty and awe at the inventiveness of the thousands of people in media networks who innovate, copy, tinker, recycle, produce, remix and relay. The protagonists of Tinker.Solder.Tap bring alive the ways in which the relationship between life and the media has been re-scripted in the various neighbourhoods of our cities. The story begins in the mid-80s, when a man returns home with an object called a VCR. The chain of effects that follows transforms irreversibly the social life of the neighbourhood and its reverberations can be felt all over the world.
Produced and Designed at the Sarai Media Lab
Text: Bhagwati Prasad
Graphics: Amitabh Kumar
Translation and Editing: Shveta Sarda
Additional Research: Rakesh Kumar Singh, Lokesh
Pencilling sequential comic pages: Raja Pocket Books (Raj Comics)
Design and Cover: Amitabh Kumar
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This work is part of the project, “Social and Material Life of Media Piracy” of Sarai-CSDS
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