demoscene mentioned on the bbc

category: general [glöplog]
Mr Johnson says chiptune music was originally derived from the Demoscene of the 1980s, a computer art subculture which saw musicians, graphic designers, and algorithmic programmers joining forces to produce real-time artistic presentations on computers.

"The goal was really to do technically impressive things with these pieces of hardware. Sort of push them to their limits," Mr Johnson says, referring to the 1980s movement.

"In many ways, chip music was born into that scene and splintered off into its own movement," he says.


The article is mainly about chiptunes, but its nice to get a mention.
BBC? that's it, the scene is dead (=not underground)
added on the 2011-03-18 11:29:10 by jeenio jeenio
don't worry, he's only talking about the demoscene of the 1980s.
added on the 2011-03-18 11:31:18 by farfar farfar
It's nice to see them get the description right at least. We're not hackers and pirates for a change :)
added on the 2011-03-18 11:31:52 by psonice psonice
....isn't chiptunes just derived from the 8bit machines, c64 in particular? The demoscene kept it alive, but surely the origins are not the demoscene?
added on the 2011-03-18 11:45:45 by hornet hornet
What, exactly, is demoscene? and where can I get demoscenes?
added on the 2011-03-18 11:51:01 by trc_wm trc_wm
Do not try to comprehend the demoscene — that's impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth: there is no demoscene.
to understand the demoscene, one must become 8-bit.
the moment David Attenborough shows up at Revision to make a documentary about our species, im sooooo outtahere!!!!
added on the 2011-03-18 12:23:48 by Maali Maali
No exploding van? :(
added on the 2011-03-18 12:55:46 by Gargaj Gargaj
The 0x0000FF or 0xFF0000-colored pill? Tricky.
added on the 2011-03-18 13:11:30 by raer raer
March is the month of trolls, I see them everywhere.
I thought demoscene had really arrived on TV when Eurovision was broadcast from Finland (after Lordi won the year previously) - part of something from Assembly was shown as one of the intros to an act, which was rather interesting and highly amusing ! ;)
added on the 2011-03-19 20:14:54 by Felice Felice