Computer Demos and the Demoscene: Artistic Subcultural Innovation in Real-Time

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  • Coded Art

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  • Computer Demos and the Demoscene: Artistic Subcultural Innovation in Real-Time

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  • What demos are (not)
    The demoscene (or short: the scene) is a vivid digital subculture of approximately up to 10.000 people which work internationally and collaboratively on different kinds of non-commercial digital artefacts (e. g. hand-pixeled images, music and magazines), essentially so called (computer) demos, which are audio-visual real-time animations. Pivotal to the demo aesthetic is the synaesthetic experience of the interplay of electronic images, animations and sounds in connection with its computer-generated background – the demosceners (or short: sceners) connect artistic practices with highly elaborated computer programming techniques in a unique way.

    Full text (PDF) p.  124-126

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