Move to "demoscener" or "demosceners"?
- I Agree, I've had the urge to change it before. In all the years in the demoscene, I've never used the word "demomaker" to describe a fellow scener. Nmrd 14:09, 28 October 2005 (UTC)
the "Swapper/Spreader" is missing, who took care about to spread the own demos and collect other groups demos in Pre-Internet times not a trivial task. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 13:05:54, August 19, 2007 (UTC)
- Feel free to add it - I ignored it because I have little knowledge about it. // Gargaj 16:13, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
Europe vs. North America
- I dont think it can be explained, to be honest. It's just "one of those things". // Gargaj (talk) 15:14, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
- Taking the original question literally, there have been and still are demogroups in North America, see demoscene.us. As for the age-old question to why the demoscene wasn't/isn't as big in NA -- yes, population density and long distances. Also, I'd say, economic factors (easier to get a job using demo skills, e.g. game industry, at a younger age -- although more game studios are popping up in Europe now), access to more media, e.g. movies and TV, for consumption, and culture in general (you could also ask "why isn't soccer so popular in the US", for example). --Vossanova o< 15:02, 17 May 2011 (UTC)
- Computer DEMOs -- The Story So Far by Petri Kuittinen published in Intelligent Agent 4.1 Winter 2004 - a seven page illustrated essay on the historical background to the demo scene.
- THE HACKER DEMO SCENE AND IT'S CULTURAL ARTEFACTS - a 23 page paper from 1995 by George Borzyskowski
There is also this 2007 paper on procedural Audio by Andy Farnell, but it only contains two sentences on page 12 referring to demoscene pioneers Farbrausch and The Black Lotus (the latter now deleted from the English wikipedia but readable in the German wikipedia here and listed in this German encyclopedia on the demoscene ). -84user (talk) 21:12, 18 April 2013 (UTC)