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PixelAche: Interview with Juha Huuskonen

category: general [glöplog]
http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/2008/01/transcript-of-the-medellin -con.php


The longer history of Pixelache can be traced back to katastro.fi, a loosely organised media art collective that started in 1998. During its heydays, katastro.fi had around 50 members and worked on rather large scale projects, such as eko.katastro.fi and 2000.katastro.fi. The founders of katastro.fi were involved in demoscene, a subculture that evolved around software piracy and creative experimentation with early home computers (Commodore, Atari, etc). Katastro.fi brought together some of the most successful Finnish demo groups (Komplex, Orange, CNCD, Sonic, Virtual Dreams, etc) which had been active already since late 80s/early 90s. In the demo scene, people would get together in parties (events that nowadays can attract up to thousands of young people) and show the stuff they were working on. The way demoscene functioned as an informally organised, highly social network focused on developing new work and ideas has influenced my own practise a lot.

added on the 2008-02-01 22:58:39 by _-_-__ _-_-__
the rest of the article seems way more interesting. :)
added on the 2008-02-02 00:53:19 by kelsey kelsey
Kelsey, yes my opinion as well. The quote is not the best content in the article, just a justification why it's somewhat related to us in general.

added on the 2008-02-02 09:18:38 by _-_-__ _-_-__
added on the 2008-02-07 06:51:31 by psenough psenough
Nice article. In case someone is interested but too lazy to Google it, Mr.Huuskonen was known as Fraction, and coded stuff including this and this.
added on the 2008-02-07 09:10:48 by break break


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