Demoscene: Farbrausch veröffentlichen Code ihrer Werkzeuge als Open Source

Falls ihr euch für den Quellcode der Werkzeuge interessiert, mit denen einige der besten Demos der letzten Jahre produziert wurden, hab ich gute Nachrichten. Denn Farbrausch, die mit debris, the.popular.demo und the.product seit langem in den Alltime Top 10 bei pouet.net stehen, haben ihren ganzen Kram bei Github unter einer BSD Lizenz veröffentlicht. Dazu gibt es wohl auch noch Code zu ein paar ihrer Demos.

Hi!

This is it. Pretty much a history of Farbrausch tools 2001-2011. We’ve been meaning to release all this for ages, in various forms, and always ended up not doing it because “we’d just have to clean it up a bit first…”.

No more. This is *not* cleaned up. This is the raw deal, some from old hard drives, some fresh from various SVN repositories. This is code written for a bunch of different versions of Visual Studio. Some of it is really tricky to compile, some really easy. There’s some nice clean stuff there, other parts are just a complete mess.

 [via hacker news]

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Looper – Teaser Trailer

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented — but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” — a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) — is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination.

[Looper Trailer bei Youtube, via /Film]

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The Art of the Algorithms – Dokumentation über die Demoszene

“The Art of the Algorithms” von Moleman ist eine Dokumentation hauptsächlich über die ungarische Demoszene, liefert aber auch generell interessante Einblicke in eine meiner liebsten digitalen Subkulturen.

In the 1980′s, something changed the world forever. Computer technology, mostly due to the appearance of affordable Commodore 64′s, entered households worldwide, providing the opportunity for everyone to create digital art. But existing art forms weren’t the only ones to be re-implemented on these computers; brand new forms of art also appeared, ones thought to be impossible up to that point. Computers provided an opportunity for the creator to produce visuals and sound effects and combine them to create the ultimate audiovisual experience, by using only the language of mathematics and writing program code, without physical interaction. As a result of such techniques, demos were born, and with them, the demoscene subculture. A demo can best be understood as a spectacular animated music video which is usually a few minutes long. And yet it’s something entirely different from a traditional video. Computer technics is the fastest developing part of our world, which produces more and more new opportunities for art. Moleman shows you now a digital subculture, where artists don’t use always the latest technology, but their aim is also to bring out the best from 30 year-old computer technics.

[The Art of the Algorithms bei Youtube, via prosthetic knowledge]

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Musikvideo von Diamond Zoidal: “One Try”

Alex Dueckminor von The Crystal Beach schrieb mir gestern eine Mail zu seinem neuen Musikvideo für den Track “One Try” von den aus L.A. stammenden Ruckazoid und Diamond Zoidal. Das Teil ist ein “future-noir-sci-fi-galactic-booty-bass Video”, das hier hervorragend rein passt.

Außerdem hatte ich hier schon sein Musikvideo zu “Lovemachine” von Columbus, das anzuschauen sich auch heute noch lohnt.

[One Try bei Vimeo, danke Alex]

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