About the demoscene

In the not so distant past, the personal computer was invented. Shortly thereafter, software arrived and inevitably software-"crackers". So began the early demos, then known as "crack intros", which were placed in pirated software. The form of artistic entertainment we now call "demo" has come a long way from its infamous past. Today the computer demo scene consists of programmers, graphic-artists, musicians and enthusiasts who enjoy creating and/or being entertained by computer graphics-and-sound demonstration programs. These "demos" are much like music videos for the computer and are often created by people in their late teens to early twenties.

The fascination "demoscene" explained by the MindCandy makers, this video is from the DVD MindCandy Volume 1: PC Demos and was published in July 2008 under the Creative Commons license.

For further information have a look into the "Demoscene" article at Wikipedia or visit one of those websites:

Portals Scene.org - communication and file archive for the 'electronic art scene'
Pouët.net - demo resource center
Hornet archive - productions from the PC demoscene 1987-1998
demoscene.tv - demoscene video streams
ADA - Amiga Demoscene Archive
Parties demoparty.net - list of demoparties incl. map display
The Gathering - Norway, Easter weekend
Breakpoint - Germany, Easter weekend
Blockparty - USA, April
Euskal - Spain, July
Assembly - Finland, August
Buenzli - Switzerland, August
Sundown - UK, October
The Ultimate Meeting - Germany, December
Music Nectarine - Demoscene Internet Radio
No Error- scene music news
kohina - old school game and demo music
AMP - Amiga Music Preservation - database of amiga music
MAZ Sound Tools - sound software archive
chiptune.com - tracked chiptunes @ Amiga Workbench 1.3
modarchive.org - The MOD Archive