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Documentation of the demo scene Media art in few lines of code

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The demo scene create digital artworks in tiny files of 64k, building on effects calculated in real time by the computer, often exceeding technical limitations of the devices. A free documentation und a creative commons BY) license describes the development of the scene and introduces some of its protagonists.

What started as intros to cracked games in the 80ies has grown into little oeuvres of digital media art. The documentation shows how creative and technological limits become challenges and inspirations for the demo scene. The film is also available as a download. If you want to know more, you can inspect the source code of the artists Farbrausch.