From May 25th Tennis for Two will be exhibited and playable in the special exhibition “Press Start to Play – experience video games” at toy museum Riehen (Switzerland) for seven months. Especially for this exhibition a compact version of T42 has been developed which is displayed within a laboratory environment. The curator of the exhibition Dominik Marosi describes the installation as follows: “On a plate behind the Plexiglas wall with holes for laboratory gloves the controllers can be operated.” We are excited!
As part of the “Wild Competition” at this year’s Revision Easter Party, world’s most important demoscene event, “Code Red” by MEGA reached second place. We were not just showing the very first homebrew production ever for the Adventure Vision, our only 4 kilobytes small demo also used a specially-built BIOS that replaces the original bios and among other things allows the use of 3 instead of just 2 colors. At Revision MEGA also published the entire self-programmed toolchain for the Adventure Vision consisting of assembler, debugger, emulator and other tools. From now on everyone can code for this interesting and unique machine! More information can be found on the Adventure Vision page.
Demoscene Exposed: Micro And Macro Ways Through The Maze. Introducing the MEGAontology to the demoscene.
As a digital subculture conditioned at a variety of levels from coding and encoding graphics to using algorithms to create music between an abundance of protocols for compression, the demoscene seems to be a huge maze to non-scene-participants. Artifacts and relevant context information are widely spread over the internet. Existing web-based platforms only allow a macro view on demoscene culture. This contribution provides a Semantic Web approach as a next generation perspective for the demoscene to make the maze of information more public, accessible and visible. An ontology-based framework allows integration, presentation, search and sharing of data from diverse sources to offer a micro view on demoscene materials.
Further information on Revision 2013 website.
Similar to SAPPHIRE NOW in Madrid at the SAP booth at CeBIT / Hall 4 from 5th to 9th of March 2013 the “History Wall: 40 Years of Inspiration” was presented featuring exhibits from MEGA. On display were for example obsolete storage media, an HP calculator model 65 from 1974 and a Motorola DynaTAC 8000X phone from 1983.