Position paper by Brodersen Hansen

June 14th, 2016 by markku

Added Motivating digital fabrication processes – learning from the demoscene by Nicolai Brodersen Hansen, a short position paper from last year.

Demoscene exhibition in Warsaw

March 22nd, 2016 by markku

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

CfP on Video Games and the 1980s

February 2nd, 2016 by markku

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

Ha!art #47: Polish magazine issue on the demoscene

December 18th, 2015 by gleb

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.

The scene and the game industry

December 17th, 2015 by markku

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.

Asm’15 demos on Finnish TV

August 2nd, 2015 by markku

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 :)

Amiga history & the demo scene

July 23rd, 2015 by markku

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: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/07/the-amiga-turns-30-nobody-had-ever-designed-a-personal-computer-this-way/

New scene stats

June 15th, 2015 by markku

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/

Amiga ASCII art thesis

June 12th, 2015 by markku

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.

Demoscene music thesis

June 1st, 2015 by gleb

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.