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#13 Is the scene’s online presence sustainable?

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#15 The joy of livecoding - with Flopine
There's just no denying it: over the last few years the livecoding craze took the demoscene by storm - but what is it? Is it part of the scene? How does it project onto the scene? Where does it meet the scene and where does it avoid it? We sit down with Flopine, the perhaps most prominent personality of the livecoding community, to gain more understanding of what it is and what it isn't, and what her experiences are in the field. Finally, we also have a call to action for you. Send us your questions, suggestions and voice messages to zineradioshow@scene.org Join the discussion on the Demoscene Discord server or our own. Links in the episode: Boozedrome IV: https://boozedrome.com/ In memory of Karoshier / Da Capo: https://www.pouet.net/topic.php?which=12163 Cookie Collective: https://cookie.paris/ executable.graphics: https://executable.graphics/ Lovebyte Battlegrounds: http://battle.lovebyte.party/ Flopine on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlopineYeah/ Flopine on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/flopine Episode credits: Hosts: Axel & Okkie Produced by: Gargaj Editing, audio jingles, and engineering: Gloom Cover art: Critikill    
01:11:16
August 24, 2021
#14 No, really - why DO people make demos?
Most of us have been in the scene for a decade or more - so much that it's become second nature. But in 2021, with the massive reach of social media and various other computer art outlets gaining popularity - why would anyone else start making demos? Are we just doing it out of nostalgia and muscle memory? The show takes a look at the shifting relevance of the scene! Send us your questions, suggestions and voice messages to zineradioshow@scene.org Join the discussion on the Demoscene Discord server or our own. Links in the episode: "Panic" by Future Crew: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=479 Episode credits: Hosts: Axel, Okkie & Ziphoid Produced by: Gargaj Editing, audio jingles, and engineering: Gloom Cover art: Critikill  
01:05:33
July 30, 2021
#13 Is the scene’s online presence sustainable?
The turn of the millennium pushed the demoscene to cover a lot of online ground, but now 20 years later modern Internet habits and centralization is putting undue pressure on the actively used websites, while other sites just wither out once the maintainers leave. The show discusses the reasons, the problems, the prospects, and possible solutions to this ongoing conundrum. Send us your questions, suggestions and voice messages to zineradioshow@scene.org Join the discussion on the Demoscene Discord server or our own. Links in the episode: aSCIIaRENA: https://www.asciiarena.se/ Bitfellas: http://bitfellas.org/ Slengpung: http://slengpung.com/ The Space Jam Website: https://www.spacejam.com/1996/ ArtCity: http://artcity.bitfellas.org/ SceneSat: https://scenesat.com/ The Pouët codebase seminar (Revision 2014): https://youtu.be/DQ8eB_FORLo?t=1143 Scene.org: https://www.scene.org/ Demoparty.net: https://www.demoparty.net/ SceneID: https://id.scene.org/ Got Papers?: https://gotpapers.scene.org/ Scenesat URL shortener: https://scenes.at/ The passing of TMR / Cosine: https://www.pouet.net/topic.php?which=12133 Episode credits: Hosts: Axel, Okkie & Ziphoid Produced by: Gargaj Editing, audio jingles, and engineering: Gloom Cover art: Critikill
51:17
July 1, 2021
#12 Parties, websites, Noby discusses demo direction
The curve of vaccinations slowly gives us hope of crawling back to regular party season as we look at yet another wave of online parties, and a few potentially IRL ones as well; we also discuss the aging out of demoscene websites, some cool new projects and why it’s so hard to find people to help with such projects. Then, Noby joins the show to talk about what direction means in the demoscene, what principles one should follow, and why it matters in a demo. Send us your questions, suggestions and voice messages to zineradioshow@scene.org Join the discussion on the Demoscene Discord server or our own. Links in the episode: Outline 2021: https://outlinedemoparty.nl/ Shadow Party 2021: http://shadow-party.org/ Demonights 013: https://demonights.ch/en/blog/demonights-013-014/ aSCIIaRENA: https://www.asciiarena.se/ SceneSat: https://scenesat.com/ Greets Graf: https://greetsgraf.jetlag.group/ Scrolltexts: http://scrolltexts.com/ "A Critical Look at the Demoscene": https://prismbeings.com/direction/ "Zetsubo" by Prismbeings: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=75720 "Waillee" by Prismbeings: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=71873 "Eon" by The Black Lotus: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=81094 "Emix" by Epoch: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=66066 "Epoch (For The Masses)" by Epoch: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=76263 "Absolute Territory" by Prismbeings: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=69642 "Snell's Window" by Collapse: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=75736 "Eidolon" by Poo-Brain: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=69669 "A New World Awaits" by Peisik: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=88644 "Lunatico" by LFT: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=68410 "Uncensored" by Booze Design: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=64280 Episode credits: Hosts: Axel, Okkie & Ziphoid Produced by: Gargaj Editing, audio jingles, and engineering: Gloom Cover art: Critikill
01:11:42
May 25, 2021
#11 Revision, Revision, Revi[This channel was banned]
The event we’ve been waiting for for a whole year is now behind us, so it’s time to dissect it: The show takes aim at Revision 2021 Online, discusses the competitions, the highlights, the events, how it felt to be once again stuck at home for Easter - and of course, a debate about the notorious Twitch ban, whether it was justified, how it affected the event, and what can be done to avoid it in the future. Send us your questions, suggestions and voice messages to zineradioshow@scene.org Join the discussion on the Demoscene Discord server or our own. Links in the episode: German UNESCO declaration: http://demoscene-the-art-of-coding.net/2021/03/20/demoscene-accepted-as-unesco-cultural-heritage-in-germany/ Revision 2021: http://2021.revision-party.net Revision 2021 compo recordings: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNqQO7lFY6dkvTJ4KS3iECatGUCzGhHHq "There" by Still: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=88632 "The Martini Effect" by FLEX: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=88640 "Amiga Cappella" by Gaspode: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=88526 "Clean Slate" by Conspiracy: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=88524 "Back in Business" by Netpoet: https://files.scene.org/view/parties/2021/revision21/streaming-music/210402-netpoet---back-in-business.mp3 "Fisherhawk Dr." by Melon Dezign: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=88651 "Ephemeral" by LJ & Puryx: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=88538 "Abstractica" by Nah-Kolor: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=88628 "Morphine" by Offence: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=88643 "Deus Cervidae" by Nuance: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=88530 "Condition" by FMS_Cat: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=88544 "A new world awaits" by Peisik & ____BLNK: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=88644 Episode credits: Hosts: Axel, Okkie & Ziphoid Produced by: Gargaj Editing, audio jingles, and engineering: Gloom Cover art: Critikill
01:02:31
April 20, 2021
#10 Award season, tiny coding, Rimina talks about the ethics project
As we slowly crawl out of winter and head into spring, the show takes a look at the various upcoming online events, discusses the appeal (or lack thereof) of tiny intros, as well as a peek at the major awards being handed out to the demos, intros, and other projects achieved last year. Then, Rimina joins us for a weighty talk about the minority demoscene experience, how cultural and demographic differences get amplified, and what privileged sceners can do better. Send us your questions, suggestions and voice messages to zineradioshow@scene.org Join the discussion on the Demoscene Discord server or our own. Links in the episode: Revision 2021: http://2021.revision-party.net Revision invitation: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=88146 Lovebyte 2021: http://lovebyte.party/ The Meteorik Awards 2021: https://2021.meteoriks.org/ “Hologon” by TEK: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=88025 The Demoscene Ethics project: https://www.demoscene-ethics.org/ Episode credits: Hosts: Axel, Okkie & Ziphoid Produced by: Gargaj Editing, audio jingles, and engineering: Gloom Cover art: Critikill
01:15:21
March 23, 2021
#9 Relaunch reactions, ethics, and D.Fox on online parties
As promised, the show is back on track on our new regular schedule! This episode starts by reviewing some of the reactions of our reappearance and takes a look at who actually listened to the show. Then, after a quick peek at the demoscene news of the month, the show briefly discusses the hot topic of demoscene ethics, and finally, Revision head honcho D.Fox joins us to discuss his experience with having to move such a large and important event online and the future of online parties. Send us your questions, suggestions, and voice messages to zineradioshow@scene.org Join the discussion on the Demoscene Discord server or our own. Links in the episode: Revision 2021: http://2021.revision-party.net The Meteorik Awards 2021: https://2021.meteoriks.org/ Demoparty.net: https://www.demoparty.net/ Lovebyte party: http://lovebyte.party/ The Demoscene Ethics project: https://www.demoscene-ethics.org/ Episode credits: Hosts: Axel, Okkie & Ziphoid Produced by: Gargaj Editing, audio jingles, and engineering: Gloom Cover art: Critikill
01:01:49
February 23, 2021
#8 The new normal
The ZINE Radio Show is back! After a 10 year hiatus, Okkie and Axel return to dissect and discuss the news and hot topics of the demoscene, and they are now joined by new co-host Ziphoid for some PROFOUND BANTER! In this episode revolving around making old things new again, they obviously explain the sudden unexpected return of the podcast, what took so long, why they’re back again, and what to expect in the future, but also discuss what happened over the last decade in the scene, how the strange new world under the Coronavirus pandemic has changed the daily routine of the demoscene, and how to get your motivation back when it comes to making music. Send us your questions, suggestions, and voice messages to zineradioshow@gmail.com Join the discussion on the Demoscene Discord server: https://discord.gg/MCDXrrB Links in the episode: 20 years of Pouet statistics: https://twitter.com/pouetdotnet/status/1345056403338231808 TBL tech blog: http://tbl.nu Shadertoy: https://www.shadertoy.com SofaWorld: https://www.sofaworld.net The Sound of SceneSat: https://sound.of.scenesat.com "Christmas Megademo 2020" by The Santas: https://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=87595 "EON" music writeup by H0ffman: https://hoffman.home.blog/2019/04/27/eon/ Episode credits: Hosts: Axel, Okkie & Ziphoid Produced by: Gargaj Editing, audio jingles, and engineering: Gloom Cover art: Critikill
01:01:55
January 12, 2021
#7 Revision replaces Breakpoint (rebroadcast)
Another near two year pause, but Okkie and Axel return to talk about the last Breakpoint, and the new Easter party Revision, fanboy over glxblt, Jester and Ferris, share Okkie's TRSAC adventures, and talk about the upcoming Moleman 2 demoscene documentary, as well as the third and final Mindcandy DVD / Blu-ray. Note: this episode originally aired in 2008 and is fetched from the BitFellas archive. To avoid erroneous copyright strikes, we have removed the music originally featured as part of this episode. Sorry about that, but better safe than sorry. Anyway; the point is -- this is a rebroadcast to benefit new listeners. Our rebranded, reformatted show will launch in 2021. See you then for fresh episodes!  Episode credits: Hosts: Axel and Okkie Jingles: BitArts Audio mixing: Vincenzo  This episode features music from kb. Licensed and used with permission.
01:06:05
November 28, 2011
#6 Gopher and -pOWL! talk MAIN 2009 (rebroadcast)
After a near two year gap, Okkie and Axel are back to discuss the upcoming final Breakpoint party, Okkie's adventures at his first Assembly, the balance between family time and going to parties, and the upcoming 100th episode of the Bitjam podcast. They are then joined by Gopher and -pOWL!, who share their experiences from the recent MAIN 2009, talk about their intro Rudebox, and discuss the differences in process between 4k-s and 64k-s. Note: this episode originally aired in 2008 and is fetched from the BitFellas archive. To avoid erroneous copyright strikes, we have removed the music originally featured as part of this episode. Sorry about that, but better safe than sorry. Anyway; the point is -- this is a rebroadcast to benefit new listeners. Our rebranded, reformatted show will launch in 2021. See you then for fresh episodes!  Episode credits: Hosts: Axel and Okkie Jingles: BitArts Audio mixing: Vincenzo This episode features music from kb. Licensed and used with permission.
55:20
January 22, 2010
#5 Gloom and Puryx join to discuss 2008 (rebroadcast)
To round out the year, Okkie and Axel returns with guests: Gloom joins to talk about the making of Stargazer and to set the record straight about NVScene, and offers his former-insider perspective of The Gathering. Then, Puryx joins to talk about the origins of the "PANTS OFF" phenomenon, to discuss the small but lively danish demoscene. The four then converse about the best productions of 2008 and why some demos deliberately don't feel like demos. Note: this episode originally aired in 2008 and is fetched from the BitFellas archive. To avoid erroneous copyright strikes, we have removed the music originally featured as part of this episode. Sorry about that, but better safe than sorry. Anyway; the point is -- this is a rebroadcast to benefit new listeners. Our rebranded, reformatted show will launch in 2021. See you then for fresh episodes!  Episode credits: Hosts: Axel and Okkie Jingles: BitArts Audio mixing: Vincenzo  This episode features music from kb. Licensed and used with permission.
01:20:20
December 23, 2008
#4 The banking crisis hits the scene (rebroadcast)
As the worldwide banking crisis throws a shadow on the technology world, Okkie and Axel discuss the ripple effects on the demoscene, compare the upcoming Breakpoint and The Gathering, muse about sceners having kids and bringing them to parties, and discuss therecent X 2008 with the blockbuster Commodore 64 demo Edge of Disgrace among other gems of 2008. Note: this episode originally aired in 2008 and is fetched from the BitFellas archive. To avoid erroneous copyright strikes, we have removed the music originally featured as part of this episode. Sorry about that, but better safe than sorry. Anyway; the point is -- this is a rebroadcast to benefit new listeners. Our rebranded, reformatted show will launch in 2021. See you then for fresh episodes!  Episode credits: Hosts: Axel and Okkie Jingles: BitArts Audio mixing: Vincenzo This episode features music from kb. Licensed and used with permission.
37:52
December 16, 2008
#3 Conversation with Kevin Mack (part 2) (rebroadcast)
In the second part of the conversation with Kevin Mack, Okkie and Axel discuss with him how he sees the potential effects of NVIDIA on the scene, how he deals with the differences of fine art and corporate art, his experience with neuroscience, his favourite working experiences and his views on filmmaking, the cultural differences between the US and the rest of the world, and they make predictions about the future use of modern technologies in the scene. Note: this episode originally aired in 2008 and is fetched from the BitFellas archive. To avoid erroneous copyright strikes, we have removed the music originally featured as part of this episode. Sorry about that, but better safe than sorry. Anyway; the point is -- this is a rebroadcast to benefit new listeners. Our rebranded, reformatted show will launch in 2021. See you then for fresh episodes!  Episode credits: Hosts: Axel and Okkie Jingles: BitArts Audio mixing: Vincenzo  This episode features music from kb. Licensed and used with permission.
01:05:38
August 29, 2008
#2 Assembly vs NVScene; Kevin Mack joins as guest (rebroadcast)
Okkie and Axel return to discuss the releases from Assembly 2008, explain the story of Rob is Jarig, and continue to discuss the upcoming NVScene - is it good for the scene or not? They are then joined by Academy Award winner Kevin Mack, the visual effects mastermind behind movies like Fight Club, and learn how he found out about the demoscene. Note: this episode originally aired in 2008 and is fetched from the BitFellas archive. To avoid erroneous copyright strikes, we have removed the music originally featured as part of this episode. Sorry about that, but better safe than sorry. Anyway; the point is -- this is a rebroadcast to benefit new listeners. Our rebranded, reformatted show will launch in 2021. See you then for fresh episodes!  Episode credits: Hosts: Axel and Okkie Jingles: BitArts Audio mixing: Vincenzo  This episode features music from kb. Licensed and used with permission.
54:22
August 26, 2008
#1 Welcome to the show! (rebroadcast)
Join Okkie and Axel in this inaugural episode as they discuss the demoscene presence at SIGGRAPH 2008, the looming presence of NVScene over other demoparties, anticipate the remaining demoparties of 2008 and look forward to seeing Front 242 at AltParty! They also talk about recent BitFellas outreach efforts and the new, live versions of Demovibes. Note: this episode originally aired in 2008 and is fetched from the BitFellas archive. To avoid erroneous copyright strikes, we have removed the music originally featured as part of this episode. Sorry about that, but better safe than sorry. Anyway; the point is -- this is a rebroadcast to benefit new listeners. Our rebranded, reformatted show will launch in 2021. See you then for fresh episodes! Episode credits: Hosts: Axel and Okkie Jingles: BitArts Audio mixing: Vincenzo This episode features music from kb. Licensed and used with permission.
31:30
July 30, 2008