The Swiss Federal Office of Culture (FOC) declared in its 22nd August 2023 media release that the Demoscene has been added to the national Inventory of Living Traditions, as one of only four new national traditions, under the title “Demoscene – Digital Creativity”. After its… Read more
20 years ago “Echtzeit – Digitale Kultur” was founded (at that time still called “Bünzli Party Organizers”) – it’s time to celebrate it properly: On Saturday, November 26, 2022 there will be the big “Echtzeit” party (aka. Demonights 16) at Kino Lichtspiel in Bern with… Read more
Building on our unique “One-Effect-Compos” and Demonights, Echtzeit invites you to the first hackathon weekend: on August 20 and 21, the Graffathon event for newcomers and experienced people will take place in the Erupt Lounge at the main station of Bern. Regardless of previous knowledge… Read more
Now that party organising across Europe is finally picking up again, debates have sparked around the right level of measures, safety concepts and the vaccine in the demoscene, just like everywhere else. In order to support organisers with reliable numbers, we conducted a survey and… Read more
Welcome to Echtzeit – Digitale Kultur. We are a non profit association supporting all things demoscene in Switzerland. The demoscene is a digital culture and community creating digital arts often represented by computer generated animations running in realtime (hence the name Echtzeit, which is German for realtime). Our association organizes festivals (so called demoparties) and meetups and runs channels for communication and collaboration. We team up with similar organization from all over the world.
We are the organization behind traditional demoscene events like Buenzli – Swiss Demoscene Festival or Demodays and Demonights. In 2021 we launched MountainBytes, an all new Swiss demoparty.
The Introduction for this year’s Proceedings Report probably sounds like many other associations: 2020 was greatly influenced by the emerging COVID-19 pandemic. Despite all, this was not the only defining momentum for the year: after a number of rather quiet years for the association and… Read more