Demoscene Research is a collection of scientific material concerning the demo culture, also known as the scene. A major part of the page is an extensive bibliography of demo-related books, theses, articles and online material. We also maintain a list of researchers who have studied the scene. News and demo-related discussions are disseminated in the blog on the front page. There is also a related newsgroup, Demo Research, where we post the most important news so that you can read and discuss them by email.

The Authors

Antti Silvast has PhD in sociology from the University of Helsinki. His research interests include the sociology of risk, Science and Technology Studies, energy infrastructures, and social studies of finance. He held his first postdoc in the United States and will be conducting research in the UK from 2015 to 2018.

E-mail: asilvast at iki dot fi



Markku Reunanen, also known as Marq/Fit^L!T^Dkd in the scene circles, is a long-time programmer who occasionally wanders to the art domain as well. At the moment Markku works as a lecturer at the Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture. In 2017 he completed his doctoral thesis called Times of Change in the Demoscene: A Creative Community and Its Relationship with Technology. Portability, retro computers, Unix and open source are especially close to his heart.

E-mail: marq at iki dot fi


gleb j. albertGleb J. Albert received his M.A. (2007) in History and Slavic Studies from the University of Cologne, and defended his PhD thesis in 2014 at Bielefeld University on internationalism in the early Soviet Union. Currently he is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zurich as part of the interdisciplinary research group “Media and Mimesis”, where he conducts a project on the global history of software piracy as a subculture in the 1980s and early 1990s. He is a longtime co-organiser of the Evoke demoparty.

E-mail: gleb dot albert at uzh dot ch

Thank you

The authors would like to thank Petri Isomäki, Petri Saarikoski, Maija Haavisto, Ingo Linde, Reid Hauke Tønnesen, Lassi Tasajärvi, Aki Järvinen, Anders Carlsson, Daniel Botz, Anja Hartmann, Doreen Hartmann, Hanna Kaivola (Lönnblad), Ville-Matias Heikkilä, Canan Hastik, Dmitry Bystrov, Dan Wright, Patryk Wasiak, Brian Qiu and David Chmelik for their comments and/or help.