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What is demoscene about, according to you?

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competition and friends
added on the 2019-01-20 07:26:15 by Oswald Oswald
Setting arbitrary technical limits, then exploring that space beyond reason to see what can be done.

Yes, I know this is not a definition because it covers more than the demoscene and probably does not cover all of it. But for me that's what matters :)
Demoscene at its best is a sort of audiovisual department of hacker and cracker culture. The bastion of eliteness against the lameness that quakers and corporations are pushing over the world.

It is the glory of the gods, the mystic granary, the poor man’s purse and his ancient fatherland, it is the portico open on to the unknown Heavens!
It's a culture for combining technical trickery, design, artistic approaches and self-organizing team hierarchies to produce various agreed-upon forms of end result. Nowadays most often with the purpose of friendly competitivness.

It also represents a (mostly) nice and (mostly) inclusive community for getting together with cool likeminded people with the common goals of having fun, getting drunk and/or sending fuckings to lamers.
added on the 2019-01-20 12:22:01 by break break
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added on the 2019-01-20 13:56:36 by ham ham
"scene is about kurvaanyád"
- someone before 2000
added on the 2019-01-20 14:23:29 by nagz nagz
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added on the 2019-01-20 17:08:49 by Radiant Radiant
actually is scene, what you make of it.
every scener decides how much time, passion, money he/she invests.
for some scene is a lifestyle, for some its a hobby, for some its family.
views may vary through the years.

when ou want to compete - contribute in competitions.
if not, let it be.

My advice:
Learn. Meet people. See for yourself what you can contribute.
Unleash your inner child and dont take things too serious.
added on the 2019-01-20 17:13:03 by _docd _docd
Aesthetical together with technical achievements, creativity, clever and original techniques, mixed arts.
added on the 2019-01-20 17:35:19 by imerso imerso
added on the 2019-01-20 21:35:56 by ws ws
Re: Competition: on the other hand... (thanks cce for posting this on IRC :P )
added on the 2019-01-20 22:39:53 by porocyon porocyon
added on the 2019-01-21 20:01:27 by rutra80 rutra80
Scene is all about getting yelled "You fuckers!!" in polish/russian/german/etc. as you win the compo.

First half of my scene participation was all about being amazed at the creativity (both artistic and technical) of other human beings. The second half was all about trying to make my friends laugh with my productions.
added on the 2019-01-21 21:35:30 by trixter trixter
Mustard eating competition
added on the 2019-01-22 01:55:15 by T$ T$
i top that by eating a bhut jolokia and hanging under a running tap for 5 minutes wishing you never done that :P
as carefully cataloged in this demo: http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=62041
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added on the 2019-01-22 09:05:10 by Emod Emod
Doing stuff against all odds (and common sense).
added on the 2019-01-22 11:01:08 by noname noname
Scrollers and funny scrolltexts
everything else is just lame posing.
added on the 2019-01-22 11:10:07 by elkmoose elkmoose
I can't help but notice that your post does not scroll and is not funny.
added on the 2019-01-22 16:52:32 by farfar farfar
yeah pouet bbs badly needs the [sinescroll] tag!
added on the 2019-01-22 18:44:11 by wysiwtf wysiwtf
> (mostly) inclusive

Except when the mods clique bans you for life
move.w #10,d0
added on the 2019-01-22 23:40:47 by maq maq
I actually will hold a seminar on the demoscene at my workplace soon, so I had to come up with a short intro as well:

*The demoscene - a computer-art subculture*

This workshop will give you a glimpse into the demoscene, a computer-art subculture, which sparked in the 80s, when enthusiastic computer kids explored their home computers to do sth. creative with them. It’s still around and it’s an open, passionate, eccentric, anarchic subculture of people sharing the passion of creating audiovisual art on all kind of electronic platforms. Sounds intriguing? Come in and find out :)

• What is it and how did it evolve?
• Demoparties: Places to create, compete and socialize
• Embrace the limit! How to cram 5mins of audiovisuals in a 4kb file?
• Fuck the limit! Demos on pocket calculators, ATMs and your washing machine!
• Going down the rabbit hole: How to learn more? How to participate?
added on the 2019-01-23 18:58:25 by v3nom v3nom
I always thought that the demoscene has traits of counterculture, where you can go a little bit beyond social norms (for artistic purposes or whatever other reason you have), but well.. I think it softened over time and now it's more like yet another must-have point in your cv/portfolio just next to few open source project clones in your github account
added on the 2019-01-23 23:25:41 by tomkh tomkh


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