A cursory introduction<br />The Demoscene<br />
What is a demo?<br />Computer-generated real-time multimedia art<br />Strictly limited<br />Hardware<br />Size<br />Time<b...
History of demos<br />Getting sidetracked: history of warez<br />The first demos: cracktros<br />Warez scene spins off the...
What, then, is the demoscene?<br />A decentralized digital subculture<br />No formal definition, no ruling body<br />Anyon...
… and what are demo parties?<br />Conventions which focus on demos:<br />Demos shown on the big screen<br />Competitions a...
Who are the sceners?<br />Everyone:<br />Hippies<br />Professional software developers<br />Computer prodigies<br />Aspiri...
Demo showcase<br />The Popular Demo by Farbrausch<br />“1995” by MFX and Kewlers<br />Debris by Farbrausch<br />Rupture by...
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The Demoscene: A cursory introduction

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A quick overview presentation on the demoscene (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demoscene) given to my peers at Delver/SHC Israel.

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The Demoscene: A cursory introduction

  1. 1. A cursory introduction<br />The Demoscene<br />
  2. 2. What is a demo?<br />Computer-generated real-time multimedia art<br />Strictly limited<br />Hardware<br />Size<br />Time<br />Competitive in nature (a technical showcase)<br />A great way to meet chicks<br />
  3. 3. History of demos<br />Getting sidetracked: history of warez<br />The first demos: cracktros<br />Warez scene spins off the demo scene<br />Demos on multiple platforms:<br />C64<br />Atari ST<br />Amiga<br />
  4. 4. What, then, is the demoscene?<br />A decentralized digital subculture<br />No formal definition, no ruling body<br />Anyone can be a member<br />Lurkers<br />Contributors<br />Organizers<br />
  5. 5. … and what are demo parties?<br />Conventions which focus on demos:<br />Demos shown on the big screen<br />Competitions are held<br />Optionally, prizes are given<br />… or on the associated subculture:<br />Retro-computing<br />Hardware hacking<br />Music<br />Underground art<br />
  6. 6. Who are the sceners?<br />Everyone:<br />Hippies<br />Professional software developers<br />Computer prodigies<br />Aspiring musicians and artists<br />
  7. 7. Demo showcase<br />The Popular Demo by Farbrausch<br />“1995” by MFX and Kewlers<br />Debris by Farbrausch<br />Rupture by Andromeda Software Development<br />

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