Archive for May, 2010

Update article on Hackers

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Added an article by Steven Levy (Levy 2010) where he pays a new visit to some of the interviewees from the book Hackers (Levy 1994/1984).

Rhizome demo week

Monday, May 17th, 2010

The new media art site will feature a collection of demoscene articles this week. Some of them by us, some by other demo researchers. The first article, an introduction to demos, is already up and more will follow later this week.

New articles and links

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

We now have some more material in the bibliography again, thanks to Doreen Hartmann. Among the additions are Heikkilä 2009, Cox 2009, Moschitto & Sen 2006, and an interesting collection of demo-related articles published in the Finnish online art magazine

Mobile Demoscene Research

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

As technical news, I have installed a mobile switcher to this site. You can now point the browsers of your PDA’s, phones and music players etc. to this address and get a custom site. Moreover the web page theme was selected so that the bibliography can be viewed in one page on a mobile browser. Maybe useful for having a glance at the bibliography for example at a seminar.

A thesis presentation

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Markku will present his licentiate thesis (a Nordic intermediate degree between MSc and PhD) called “Computer Demos–What Makes Them Tick?” on the 12th of May at the Aalto University School of Science and Technology, IT house, classroom A142, at 10 AM. If the thesis is accepted it will appear online soon thereafter. Everybody’s welcome to attend the event!

Finnish histories of technology

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

This is only partly related to demoscene research, but I feel we should still link this extensive online bibliography. It is a collection of Finnish histories of technology written in languages other than Finnish or Swedish. Included are a lot of works on the history of computing.

Spam protection installed

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

As a technical news,  we have been getting a lot of comment spam lately. I installed WP-SpamFree which hopefully helps.