from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various styles of dance music characterized by electronic sounds and a high-energy, rhythmic beat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A style of music characterized by repetitive instrumental music produced for use in a continuous DJ set. The central rhythmic component is most often in common time (4/4), where time is marked with a bass drum on each quarter note pulse, a backbeat played by snare or clap on the second and fourth pulses of the bar, and an open hi-hat sounding every second eighth note.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a form of music primarily created by computer sound synthizers rather than by musicians playing instruments.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a style of fast heavy electronic dance music usually without vocals
I too believe that digital literacy is part of literacy -- however I categorize digital citizenship to include more than literacy, online safety, privacy protection, civility, and what I call techno-personal skills.
The more that the future science is swathed in techno-babble the less I tend to like it and the less real it feels, which is why Star Trek (post original series) irritates me immensely.
And when I say Suarez puts the 'tech' in 'techno-thriller', I mean it.
And the obnoxious rantings of certain techno-utopians border on the asinine when they don't cross it.
What it lacks in techno-chic it more than makes up for in character.
The weekly outing features DJs, performance artists, art, fashion and live music taking place across three rooms, each with its own decorative style and dedicated musical theme, taking in techno, house, hip-hop and R&B.
What became known as techno came from these weird parties full of nerdy cats and fashion slave kids – guys who wanted to emulate L'uomo Vogue magazine because fashion was their mode of rebellion.
It's also the latest success story in what researchers call techno-archaeology: pulling data from archaic storage systems.
I feel like minimal techno is one of those things where I just know "it" when I hear it.
Minimal techno, is what I will refer to it from now.