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demoscene

A worldwide community of programmers and artists ("demomakers") who create images and animations for pleasure. Many participate in "demogroups" where talent is pooled to produce the "demo." The demoscene started out in Europe in the 1980s when programmers hacked the first computer games and changed the way they behaved. For more information, visit www.demoscene.info and www.scene.org.
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Reunanen, Times of change in the demoscene: A creative community and its relationship with technology [Ph.D.
Second, it helps to trace the development of a distinctive set of stylistic elements, which, in turn, not only influenced game programming but led to what we know today as the demoscene (Reunanen, 2014).
The exhibition will also focus on artworks by Marcel Duchamp, Eduardo Kac, John Baldessari and Paul Sharits among others, extracts from silent movies, adverts for brands such as Audi and Maxell and works of the computer demoscene, computer games, and websites will be presented.
These became known as demos, and the demoscene, a wide community of programmers who specialize in demos, still thrives today.