Syntax is a mini computer and technology festival known as a Demoparty. These weekend events occur globally and bring together programmers, musicians, graphic artists and tech creatives together to watch and often present works of art in a digital space. A popular combination of all these skills produces a "demo" - or a realtime animation that combines code + art in creative ways. While much of this is about modern computers, it also can include arduino-style and homebrew projects, olskool computers from the 80's and 90's and pre-rendered animations, graphics and music.
Most importantly - things are very relaxed, everyone is welcome and it's a great place for people to be computer geeks of varying levels, graphics lovers or talk DAW's / VST's / chipmusic / tracker tools - everyone is into different things but we may as well all be in one room! (usually with a few beers later on!) Check out a short edit of some of the demo enteries from the 2013 Syntax party:
And also the Graphics enteries:
2012 years party was also awesome with a bunch of peeps of all ages and backgrounds. Checkout a video of TTT's amazing SID box and footage from the party at Syntax 2012 youtube vid.
Syntax demoparties (since 2006) have been a huge success and a rocking time for all. Melbourne, AU
Past enteries have featured a huge variety of technology - all together under one roof.
Site Update Log:
8th OCTOBER : Syntax 2014 registrations open! 10th June : Syntax 2014!!
12th Nov : Videos from syntax 2013 uploaded. Thanks for coming!
17th June : New pix on front page - new compo announcments.
10th June : Syntax 2013 Dates and venue announced!
28th Nov : Syntax 2012 compo results released and published. See you next year!
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