Denmark and Poland joins Germany and Finland in participating in the Art of Coding initiative to preserve the Demoscene culture by way of the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Denmark has a long history within the Demoscene, with early groups like Danish Crackers in 1984 and demo parties ranging from the 1989 party “Messen” and the 1991 party simply called “The Party” to the current yearly “TRSAC” parties.
Poland arrived to the Demoscene like a storm in the late 1980s. The number of active demosceners, groups and productions was especially high on the Atari, C64 and Amiga platforms. The Polish Demoscene is still one of the most active in Europe and hosts regular medium and large scale events.
The Royal Danish Library (http://www.kb.dk/en/), will function as the initial official contact point for Denmark, and acts as both a member of EFGAMP and as a steward of UNESCO proposals in Denmark. This is another clear sign that the “Art of Coding” is taken seriously from not only the Demoscene but also the cultural establishment.”
The Polish contact point is local Demoscene activist Andrzej Lichnerowicz who is currently working with the local UNESCO organization to find out the localized requirements.
For more information about the Art of Coding initiative please see http://demoscene-the-art-of-coding.net.