Dr. Marq

February 18th, 2017 by markku

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

February 8th, 2017 by markku

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

January 9th, 2017 by markku

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

September 8th, 2016 by markku

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

September 5th, 2016 by markku

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

August 30th, 2016 by markku

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

June 29th, 2016 by markku

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

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