In retro environments, independent artists, as well as at home, inspiring ideas and works are created. They are often worth showing and seeing.
This is what the Secret Level zone will serve at the Pixel Heaven Games and Pop Culture Festival 2023. We are making the stage (with technical staff, screen etc.) and exhibition space available to niche creators, and of course the thriving Polish Demoscene.
27/05/2023 / g. 15.00 / SECRET STAGE
PRESCENE: EARLY DIGITAL CULTURES
Speaker: Łukasz Szałankiewicz, lecturer in Collegium Da Vinci, Komitet Społeczny Kronika Polskiej Demosceny
Luke will discuss the origins of the first digital cultures and their impact on the development of technology and digital pop culture. He will present the three basic communities – hackers, phreaking and demoscene – their origins, connections between them and influence on gamedev and mass culture.
We have three days of the Festival at our disposal. We encourage those willing to submit their proposals for presentations, discussions, speeches or expositions. If you wonder whether your initiative will find its way into the public space – propose its presentation as part of Secret Level!
Here we can indulge in a bit of craziness, and we are not limited only to gaming topics. We are open to topics related to pop culture in the broadest sense – so movies, comics, books, unusual passions…. Let’s reminisce about the atmosphere of computer exchanges of the 80s and 90s! 8/16 bit computers, hardware, inventions, software, books, comics, board games, vinyl, audio cassettes, CDs, hi-fi, photo and video equipment, thematic exhibitions, panels, discussions, presentations…
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