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So you’ve heard something about the demoscene. You know that it’s a collection of highly talented digital artists from around the world who produce mind blowing demonstrations on all sorts of computer hardware.

Now you want to know more.. more about the demos and about the people behind them, but you don’t know where to start?

Well you’ve come to the right place!

Us dedicated people here at Demoscene Outreach have all joined up for a mission.. a mission to spread the gospel of the demoscene to the entire world. Whether you’re an artist, a designer, a musician, a programmer or just someone who appreciates the special brand of underground digital art that the demoscene has to offer, we’ll tell you everything you need to know. And once we’ve taught you all that we can, we’ll show you how you can take things to the next level and get involved yourself!

We’ll be bringing you news and in-depth articles as well as pointing you at the very best that the demoscene has to offer. What’s more, all this content will be geared towards you – the newcomer to the demoscene. Take our hand and stick with us, we’ll look after you!

And now that you’ve found us, stay tuned! We’ve got so many exciting things that we’re just dying to tell you about..

Doreen Hartmann’s scene dissertation out

[ Demoscene Research ] Doreen Hartmann’s scene dissertation out
Doreen Hartmann’s doctoral dissertation has now been edited into a book form and goes by the name Digital Art Natives: Praktiken, Artefakte und Strukturen der Computer-Demoszene. It can be purchased online here and here. In addition there’s a website with further content.
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Writeup of the Symposium

[ Demoscene Research ] Writeup of the Symposium
Ksenia Tatarchenko from the University of Geneva has written a nice report on the subcultures symposium held in Zürich, Switzerland in March. Read it here: http://www.infoclio.ch/de/home-computer-subcultures-and-society-internet-age-0
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Home Computer Subcultures History Conference (ZH/CH, 24/25 March)

[ Demoscene Research ] Home Computer Subcultures History Conference (ZH/CH, 24/25 March)
An international workshop on the history of early home computer subcultures and their place in society will take place 24-25 March 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. It is organised by two of our editors, Gleb J. Albert and Markku Reunanen, as well as Julia Erdogan, who researches the history of hacking in Germany. Speakers will include Patryk Wasiak, Nick Montfort, Kevin Driscoll, and many more. On the evening of the 24th, there will be a screening of the new scene documentary “The 8-Bit Philosophy 2: The Good and the Bad Guys” by Konstantin Stürz. See http://tinyurl.com/hcsubconf for info and program, and http://tinyurl.com/hcsubposter for the poster.

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Dr. Marq

[ Demoscene Research ] Dr. Marq
The defense went well, so now it’s finally time to publish the full version of the thesis for your enjoyment (and add it to the bibliography too). Here goes: Times of Change in the Demoscene: A Creative Community and Its Relationship with Technology. I’ll let you know when the printed version becomes available on the university webshop, although it’ll be just a few copies.
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PhD thesis defense coming up

[ Demoscene Research ] PhD thesis defense coming up
Markku’s thesis, Times of Change in the Demoscene: A Creative Community and Its Relationship with Technology, is finally done and he’ll defend it in Pori, Finland on February 17. If you happen to be around, do come and see it. Below a couple of links with more details: […]
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The Demoscene

[ Demoscene Research ] The Demoscene
Added David Chmelik’s demoscene introduction from 2014. Sorry for the recent lack of updates, but I have a thesis to finish here
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Another call for proposals

[ Demoscene Research ] Another call for proposals
Anders Carlsson pointed us to I/O Symposium, which is looking for contributions (papers, panels and creative works). Their colorful list of possible topics the demoscene, chip music and piracy, so this might be another opportunity for you.


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New German demoscene documentary

[ Demoscene Research ] New German demoscene documentary
Daniel Botz let us know that there’s a new German demo documentary by Gravitation Art available on YouTube:

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WiderScreen CfP on text art

[ Demoscene Research ] WiderScreen CfP on text art
I will be co-editing WiderScreen issue 1/2017 with Tero Heikkinen. The topic for the thematic issue is text art, naturally including PETSCII, ANSI and ASCII. I’m hoping that this would be an opportunity for demo researchers, since the scene, too, produces different kinds of text art. See here for more info and the deadlines: http://widerscreen.fi/call-for-papers/

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Pixel Art and more

[ Demoscene Research ] Pixel Art and more
Added The Masters of Pixel Art Volume 1 by Klas Benjaminsson. In other news: we’ve discovered quite a pile of missing academic articles plus book chapters recently, and will be adding them little by little during the next weeks (didn’t dare to say days).
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Position paper by Brodersen Hansen

[ Demoscene Research ] Position paper by Brodersen Hansen
Added Motivating digital fabrication processes – learning from the demoscene by Nicolai Brodersen Hansen, a short position paper from last year.
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Demoscene exhibition in Warsaw

[ Demoscene Research ] Demoscene exhibition in Warsaw
The museum of technology in Warsaw is apparently running a demoscene-themed exhibition as we speak. Find out more here: http://retronavigator.com/post/141494252848/do-you-know-we-have-history-of-damoscene

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CfP on Video Games and the 1980s

[ Demoscene Research ] CfP on Video Games and the 1980s
Cogent Arts & Humanities will publish a special issue on the 1980s’ videogames and they even mention the demoscene as one possible topic. See here: http://explore.cogentoa.com/call-for-special-issues/video-games-and-the-1980s-call-for-papers
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Ha!art #47: Polish magazine issue on the demoscene

[ Demoscene Research ] Ha!art #47: Polish magazine issue on the demoscene
With a slight delay, we included into our bibliography the special issue (#47/2014) of the Polish cultural magazine Ha!art dedicated to the demoscene. It features 96 pages of materials related to the history and the present state of the scene, including interviews with Yerzmyey, Nick Montfort, and Val Grimm, a feature on the Amiga demoscene with recollections by Polish sceners, and several essays on historical, philosophical, technical and aesthetical aspects. A detailed rundown of the contents can be consulted in our bibliography. The issue is out of print by now, but can be read online. We are indebted to Argasek for providing us with a paper copy.

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The scene and the game industry

[ Demoscene Research ] The scene and the game industry
One more on this topic by Jørgensen, Sandqvist & Sotamaa who have been writing on it before, too. Just added From hobbyists to entrepreneurs: On the formation of the Nordic game industry to the bibliography.
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Asm’15 demos on Finnish TV

[ Demoscene Research ] Asm’15 demos on Finnish TV
Assembly (Summer) 2015 main demo competition was broadcast yesterday by the Finnish broadcasting company, Yle. The program can still be accessed through their online service, Yle Areena. Featuring your Demoscene Research representative Markku quickly at the beginning, too.
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Amiga history & the demo scene

[ Demoscene Research ] Amiga history & the demo scene
Ars Technica just published a lengthy series of articles on the Amiga to celebrate its 30th anniversary. One chapter is dedicated to the demoscene.  

See here:

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New scene stats

[ Demoscene Research ] New scene stats
Bent “Gloom” Stamnes has again updated his statistics on demoscene productions. See the blog post here: http://blog.subsquare.com/state-of-the-demoscene-1991-2014/
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Amiga ASCII art thesis

[ Demoscene Research ] Amiga ASCII art thesis
Added Amiga ASCII -taide, Heikki Lotvonen’s BA thesis which was recently accepted at the Aalto University. The thesis is in Finnish and deals with Amiga ASCII art – the author has also made some nice works himself as the production part.
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[Demoscene Research] Demoscene music thesis

We just added a detailed abstract of Brendan Ratliff’s MA thesis on tracked demoscene music. The author, known to demosceners as “Syphus”, produced an extraordinarily well-written introduction into tracked music, its history and technologies, its specific correlation with demoscene ethics, and its survival in the age of MP3. While originally defended in 2007, it was put online by the author only recently. We highly recommend it as a sound and enjoyable introduction into the subject. You can find the abstract, alongside with a link to the PDF version, in our bibliography at http://www.kameli.net/demoresearch2/?page_id=4
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