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Mozilla Labs DemoParty

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Y'all know about this ?

added on the 2011-03-22 17:19:19 by wad_ wad_
I've read that twice now, and I'm still confused. It's an online competition, using a virtual lab. With a fixed date + time, and free beer + pizza. Do I watch on the computer and wait for a delivery?

Sounds cool though, anyway. I guess there's going to be some kind of online compo for webgl or something?
added on the 2011-03-22 17:28:16 by psonice psonice
added on the 2011-03-22 17:35:39 by okkie okkie
It specifically mentions "classic demoscene", which means only raster bars, sinus scrollers, and starfields will be allowed. I guess they're aiming for a retro thing...
So how can classic DemoScenes improve the web?! i thought <marquee> was eradicated some years ago :D
In other news, the WHATWG proposed the inclusion of the <demo> element into HTML5. However, if attributes like `maxlength=65535` will be supported is currently unclear, though.
added on the 2011-03-22 18:49:08 by Y0Gi Y0Gi
i thought <marquee> was eradicated some years ago :D

Oh, don't worry. In order to be, like, totally contra-XHTML, I'm pretty sure the WHATWG will even bring <BLINK> back to fuck shit up.
added on the 2011-03-22 19:47:59 by Shifter Shifter
The Mozilla Labs* DemoParty is an upcoming online competition

No party, then.
added on the 2011-03-23 19:42:26 by xernobyl xernobyl
hadn't heard of the event but nycresitor and F.A.T. are dope projects so it might be cool. doubt it'll be raster bar and glenz vector wanking all night long though.
added on the 2011-03-23 23:04:58 by psenough psenough
It sounds like the event is going to happen at an NYC hackerspace. I wish I could have participated, but plus side it allowed me to network more with New York sceners and potential sceners. Yay for hackerspaces!
heh, came across this:

Demo Art

As a great example, the Mozilla audio API team is doing much more than just showing-off technology – Their demos have a huge artistic component. This approach to demo making is not new, the “art of demoing” has evolved for many years in a sub culture called the “Demoscene” – Artists working with code, music and computer graphics within very specific boundaries, regularly competing with each other on “Demopartys”.

How cool would it be if more groups like e.g. FARBRAUSCH (video at the end of this post), a famous demoscene collective, would create demos directly on the web platform!? STAY TUNED. Contact us if you want to get involved!! tobias /at/ mozilla.com Follow: @mozlabs

yes, FR... what about .The .Popular .Browser?!?!?!?!?
added on the 2011-04-05 09:38:39 by Maali Maali
Nice, actually Cupid/Padua (http://www.wait-till-i.com/) is working for them - wonder if he's involved in any way.
added on the 2011-04-05 10:01:08 by Sander Sander
What ? Chris Heilmann works for Mozilla ? I thought he was just a Mozilla fan boyz working for Yahoo UK. mmmh...
added on the 2011-04-05 19:54:37 by p01 p01
p01: He switched jobs last year, iirc.
added on the 2011-04-05 20:11:18 by lug00ber lug00ber
Still think they have their terminology wrong: is it a bird, a demoparty or an online compo ?

Since they mention actual events and a partnership with ALT party, maybe it's just a browser demo compo allowing remote entries. Oh well.

lug00ber: Oh! I guess I missed that as I stopped following him on Twitter a while ago ... too much noise :p
added on the 2011-04-06 10:00:41 by p01 p01
Perhaps it's better for them to try to make a better browser than that sluggish Firefox 4.0 instead of some demoparty :)
added on the 2011-04-06 10:20:43 by rez rez
Hey, a demo that runs on the web platform? That would be seriously awesome. Not the web browser platform, but the web itself.. all the computers, all the resources. Unlimited power! :O
added on the 2011-04-06 11:39:04 by psonice psonice
I found this rather confusing. They aid it was an online demoparty, but I wasn't able to be at home to enjoy it all till 23.00. So I went to the site expecting some kind of livestream, a chat maybe, I don't know. At least some (interactive) features of the website that opened up. Nothing.

So it was just a small gathering of a few people, someplace where there was internet? Oh well, it is a start I guess. I would love to see Mozilla getting more involved with the scene. And with htlm5, SVG and all that, if it was to be implemented correctly on all browsers I guess some more sceners will make online releases at some point.
added on the 2011-04-06 11:52:26 by numtek numtek
Yeah Google and Chrome seems more involved with website like chromeexperiments.
added on the 2011-04-06 11:54:10 by rez rez
Well, we have the Webbrowser Demo Competition at Revision.

You all should just show them how it's done - maybe they want to support us in 2012 :-)
added on the 2011-04-06 12:07:42 by D.Fox D.Fox
rez: Web O' Wonder ?

numtek and co.: "HTML5", SVG, CSS 2 and 3, Canvas 2D ( and 3D actually ) are pretty well covered across browsers. There are inconsistencies yes, but it is workable.

All things considered, current browsers have pretty decent processing and rendering performances. Add WebGL to the mix and suddenly we are getting closer to the more conventional demo platforms ( eg. Windows ). I'm not talking about kicking the top of demoscene pop in the nuts but for sure browser demos are gonna become more hairy real soon.
added on the 2011-04-07 00:07:54 by p01 p01
*blows the dust of a 6yo java engine!!* :PPP
added on the 2011-04-07 10:45:24 by Maali Maali
uh make that almost 10.. time flies :D
added on the 2011-04-07 10:45:53 by Maali Maali
Maali: Java-Applets don't fit in the Webbrowser Compo btw. :-) But you can submit them in the PC Demo Compo.
added on the 2011-04-07 11:03:14 by D.Fox D.Fox
ok, then not!
added on the 2011-04-07 11:11:52 by Maali Maali


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