Daniel Botz is a German art teacher, assistant professor at Munich
University and VJ artist. In 2008 he finished a Ph. D. thesis (in German)
about aesthetics and history of computer demos.
|Writer of an article dealing with chip music (see the bibliography).
Has a blog about chip music and
8-bit computers. In the scene circles goes by the name Goto80.
|Anja Hartman is a German PhD student who wrote a seminar paper
on the role of text/script in demos (Hartman 2008).
|Hanna Kaivola (maiden name Hanna Lönnblad) wrote her
final thesis (Lönnblad 1998) about computer demos for the Department of
Musicology at Helsinki University. Presently works as a film editor at the
Finnish television channel Nelonen.
|Riikka Kurki is a graphic designer and a graduate from
the Institute of Design of Lahti polytechnic. Her final thesis (Kurki
2002) concerned the postmodern identity, gender role communities, the
demoscene and the decoscene. Currently studies at the University of Art
and Design Helsinki. Homepage
|Hege Nordli is a Norwegian sociologist, who has studied
female hackerdom and gender inclusion partly through the demoscene, especially
demo parties (see Nordli 2003a and her Ph. D. thesis Nordli 2003b).
|Tamas "Tomcat" Polgar is a Hungarian
writer and demoscener who is running the demoscene history book project
Freax. His research on the topic started already in 1996.
|Petri Saarikoski is a researcher, teacher and freelancer
journalist who resides at the School of History at the University of
Turku. He has written several articles about the culture of home
computing, some concerning the demoscene (see Saarikoski 2001a). His
dissertation on Finnish home computer enthousiasts from the 1970's to
middle 1990's was reviewed 23.10.2004. He received the "Humanist Doctor
of the Year" award of University of Turku for his work.
|Lassi "Rawer" Tasajärvi is a digital media curator and
consultant. He edited, published and chiefly wrote the demoscene art book
Tasajärvi et al. (2004) and also curated the demoskene.katastro.fi
exhibition (2003). Homepage http://www.evenlakestudios.com/
|Jukka Vuorinen is a sociology researcher in University of
Turku. He runs a post-graduate research project about crackers as social
Patryk Wasiak (1978) received a M.A. degree in Sociology from Institute
for Applied Social Sciences and a M.A. degree in Art History from Institute
of Art History at Warsaw University. He has just finished writing his
dissertation concerning transnational informal networks of visual artists in
Soviet Bloc. In one of chapters he described East European mail-art scene
and video-zine Infermental (a loose predecessors of "swapping" and
diskmags). He was a holder of Volkswagen Foundation scholarship and Herder
Institut research fellowship. Currently he is working as a freelance
journalist. He is gathering materials for a series of articles about home
computing in Poland during the 1980s and early 1990s. His fields of
interests are: hardware and software black market, but also early cracking-
and demoscene as well.