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GOT PAPERS? - preserving the scene's material heritage

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In cooperation with demozoo, scene.org, mags.64.org, and my university, I just launched this project. The aim is to digitise and preserve material artefacts of the cracking- and demoscene - whose productive output was/is mostly digital and thus rather well-preserved (and taken care of by several other projects), yet its substantial non-digital output (magazines, flyers, stickers and such) is largely scattered through private collections and thus out of reach for activists and researchers alike.

Check out the website for more info, and if you have anything to contribute, please get in touch through the blog's "contact" page.

The idea is to facilitate high-quality, original size, full-color scans, along with substantial metadata. You can send the materials to me to be professionally scanned at university and then shipped back to you safely, but you can also pass on materials to me at a demoparty (next opportunity would be Outline), or make the scans yourself. The focus should be on materials that either are not preserved on the net at all, or are preserved with rather bad scans.
added on the 2015-04-29 11:51:17 by dipswitch dipswitch
added on the 2015-04-29 12:00:26 by psenough psenough
An excellent initiative!
added on the 2015-04-29 12:07:30 by Preacher Preacher
Fantastic project.

May I suggest a wish-list for those things you really want to find?

Also, I guess this page contains a hit-list of things to look for .

Demoscene Research : scientific material concerning the demo culture
added on the 2015-04-29 12:29:02 by Canopy Canopy
It's possible to digitize ourself and send data (because I want to keep my archive :D).

I have somekind of great papers (like an original Skid Row "software" ordering sheet form Amiga era :D) and a bunch of very oldskool party flyers, and still own several party votedisks :)
added on the 2015-04-29 12:41:58 by rez rez
@Canopy: Of course you are very welcome to point out items that are particularly rare and lost. Alternatively, there is already a C64 sort-of wishlist at Jazzcat's mags.c64.org website: http://www.atlantis-prophecy.org/mags/wanted.php.

As for the Demoscene Research website, thanks for pointing it out, I am one of the editors. =)
added on the 2015-04-29 13:30:49 by dipswitch dipswitch
@rez: If you have hardware to facilitate high-quality, full-color scans, you are more than welcome to make the scans yourself! Otherwise you can send the stuff to me and I will send it back to you safely (Swiss post is as reliable as can be). I am __extremely___ intersted in your stuff, particularly the Skid Row sheet. Please, do write me a mail through the contact form on the gotpapers site!
added on the 2015-04-29 13:32:12 by dipswitch dipswitch

As for the Demoscene Research website, thanks for pointing it out, I am one of the editors. =)

I did wonder! :)
added on the 2015-04-29 14:44:12 by Canopy Canopy
There are some interesting scans on http://sceneletters.com/, but you probably have seen it already.
added on the 2015-04-29 20:54:12 by provod provod
Yes, the sceneletters website features excellent material (even though with quite an Australia bias, which is understandable given it's the private archive of an Australian ex-swapper).
added on the 2015-04-29 22:57:47 by dipswitch dipswitch
ha, didn't know sceneletters.com. there are mails from some familiar danish names back then :)
My dream site is something that follows on from this. A site which 'curates' all coding related articles etc from all the diskmags produced over the years. Either in extracted text, or screen-shot form. In the context of history, I assume of that that other articles are also of value either in a scene history (party reports and the like), social or other context.
added on the 2015-05-01 14:51:00 by Canopy Canopy

Welcome to the online collection of programming related articles from Hugi issues 11 through 37.


Index of Articles Sorted by Issue Number

Index of Articles Sorted by Topic

Index of Articles Sorted by Author

added on the 2015-05-01 15:10:10 by Adok Adok
Canopy: Also, there is www.bitfellas.org which contains a lot of articles from diskmags, but you are right that this collection is far from complete.
added on the 2015-05-01 15:11:36 by Adok Adok
thanks for both those, obviously the hugi one is most organised.

bitfellas is not a site i've ever explored, only when direct linked.

I found some good stuff under "scene city" -> articles and tutorials. and also under "deMOSZENE", my german is fairly rusty, but I'll be able to run it through google :)
added on the 2015-05-01 15:57:03 by Canopy Canopy
What about party shirts, banners, etc?

In case you don´t have them already: I still have some tum99 and 0a000h entry cards, as well as most combined tickets from bünzvoke :)
added on the 2015-05-01 20:07:04 by T$ T$
T$: No, I don't think I have them - please do get in touch and we'll see how to do best about them.

Party t-shirts and the like are of course welcome too - the question is how to scan them. I don't have access to a scanner larger than A3 - but I think really good photos would suit, too.
added on the 2015-05-01 20:11:14 by dipswitch dipswitch
you can follow the project's news now on facebook.
added on the 2015-05-02 03:09:25 by dipswitch dipswitch
added on the 2015-05-03 11:49:13 by lsl lsl
Great initiative Dipswitch! I must have material from French demoparties of the late 1990's somewhere at my parents' place. Will try to locate them next time I'm there.
added on the 2015-05-04 00:08:47 by exocet exocet
i might have some stuff i might be able to scan
Newest addition:

A scan of issue 37 (April 1989) of the legendary C64 papermag ILLEGAL. An internet premiere! Read more here.

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added on the 2015-05-05 21:11:42 by dipswitch dipswitch
Old French Amiga demoscener leZone/Marshals scanned an incredible amount of demoscene paper artefacts from the mid-1990s to mid-2000s for our project. This is just the first batch of his kind contribution.


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added on the 2015-05-07 23:13:06 by dipswitch dipswitch
I will be at Outline next weekend, so if you have any paper stuff you want me to have scanned, this will be a good opportunity to pass it on to me!
added on the 2015-05-10 14:46:25 by dipswitch dipswitch
Just in: a c64 scene comic against "freezers", 1989.


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