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Home Computer Subcultures History Conference (ZH/CH, 24/25 March)

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

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.

Dr. Marq

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

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.

PhD thesis defense coming up

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

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:

The thesis is available online here, and if the defense goes fine, we’ll make the full version available on Demoscene Reseach – the university version does not contain the articles for copyright reasons or something.

The Demoscene

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Added David Chmelik’s demoscene introduction from 2014. Sorry for the recent lack of updates, but I have a thesis to finish here 🙂

Another call for proposals

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

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.

New German demoscene documentary

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Daniel Botz let us know that there’s a new German demo documentary by Gravitation Art available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8_NqsrnH70.

WiderScreen CfP on text art

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

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/

Pixel Art and more

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

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).

Position paper by Brodersen Hansen

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

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

Demoscene exhibition in Warsaw

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

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