Archive for the ‘News’ Category

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

CfP on Video Games and the 1980s

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

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

Friday, December 18th, 2015

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

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

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

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

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

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

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/