BREAKING NEWS

WE'VE RELEASED A PHOTOALBUM!

Thanks to the support of the National Heritage Institute within the framework of the "Intangible -- pass it on" program, and in cooperation with the excellent sociologist Patryk Wasiak, Phd, we published an album entitled "Polish Demoscene as a Community. Informal practices of the Polish Demoscene.".

Our goal was to gather, consolidate and disseminate knowledge about communication practices and the creating of our own identification of Polish demoscene. The same demoscene that we managed to inscribe to the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Fewer and fewer people remember the mailing of letters and the distribution of demos on floppy disks. Both the manner of this correspondence, as well as the practice of enriching envelopse and floppy disks with a creative visual layer, are an important part of the intangible heritage of demoscene.

We've just translated it into English, so do download the >ALBUM<, and enjoy!

About Us

Polish Demoscene Chronicles

Preserving the heritage of Polish demoscene art for the future generations of digital culture.

Demoscene is the oldest Polish digital culture.

Demoscene is an international community producing digital audiovisual art. Electronic devices are the artists’ tools. Programs, music, and graphics are created on all sorts of computer equipment, often exceeding its technical specifications - in the name of art.

The “Polish Demoscene Chronicles” Association works closely with demoscene groups, cultural organizations, and researchers focusing on digital culture and art.

Technology

Demoscene art is inextricably linked with computer technology. Digital art emerged in Poland soon after the first microcomputers appeared. It grows ever since, repeatedly exceeding the technical specifications of computer systems.

Art

The driving force behind the demoscene activity is the desire to create, and its means of expression are computers’ capabilities, whose technical limitations we surpass since their inception - in the name of art.

Competition

One of the cornerstones of the demoscene is creative competition. Demoscene parties' programs always include competitions in which individuals and organized groups show off their work, judged by the audience.

The Team

The "Polish Demoscene Chronicles" Association

We come from the Polish demoscene background, where we were known under artistic pseudonyms. These are our real names:

Andrzej
Lichnerowicz
Łukasz
Szałankiewicz
Kaja
Mikoszewska
Bartosz
Rakowski
Filip
Kuźmiński
Przemysław
Ostrowski
Daniel
Koźmiński
Luiza
Bojczuk