Germany Declares Demoscene Cultural Heritage

At the recommendation of the UNESCO’s National Commission, Germany declares the Demoscene a cultural heritage. The decision acknowledges the country’s long tradition as one of the niche computer culture’s hotspots, where, for decades, international gatherings (so-called demoparties) have brought together programmers, artists, and musicians for eccentric creative coding competitions. “Most forms of digital culture are short-lived,” states Tobias Kopka of Digitale Kultur. “Active for over 30 years, the Demoscene is alive and well.”

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