Progress in Germany

The community discussion at evoke ( was very fruitful and helped explaining the initiative and shaping the application. Together with the AoC presentation at Gamescom Congress in Cologne ( it also increased the awarnes of the broader public in Germany about AoC. Here are some examples of the press coverage of the recent days: [Min 22:14]

AoC @ Assembly in Helsinki

Today the first of three (!) ‘Art of Coding’ sessions will start at Assembly, one of Europe’s oldest and biggest events with continuous strong demoscene involvement. All will be streamed. With participants like ‘Art of Coding’ initiator Tobias Kopka (@Dedux), demosceners activists and scientists like Jukka O. Kauppinen (@JukkaOKauppinen), Satu Haapakoski or Heikki Jungman Assembly 2019 is an important event to discuss the Demoscene as part of the UNESCO Intangible Heritage of Humanity within the scene. If you want to participate live on location or online here is the schedule:

2.8. 16:00-17:00
ARTtech seminar
Demoscene – the Art of Doing
by Tobias Kopka
Streamed by Assembly TV [addendum final video:]

3.8. 17:00-18:00
Skrolli magazine’s stage
Art of Coding – by the scene for the scene” (in Finnish)
Open talk by Jukka O. Kauppinen, Heikki Jungman, Satu Haapakoski
Streamed via Twitch by Skrolli

3.8. 23.15
Scene lounge stage
“Demoscene is a culture too”
by Tobias Kopka and Jukka O. Kauppinen
Streamed by Assembly TV [addendum final video:]

Art of Coding selected as reference in Germany

We are glad to announce, that Art of Coding was selected as an example for an application of an interersting contemporary/ urban culture in Germany. On invitation of the UNESCO in NRW and Bavaria Tobias Kopka ( and Andreas Lange (EFGAMP e.V.) will presented Art of Coding today in a seminar for intangible heritage in Germany: (Google English translation:

Denmark and Poland join the demoscene UNESCO initiative

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 (, 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.

Please see the National Contact Points page for contact information and the FAQ for general information about the project.