Quick Covid note: We've waited until 6-weeks-out to confirm the local situation : restrictions look to still be in place for most indoor settings. The official docs say "vaxed only" + "DQ4" so we'll measure up the venue and make sure anyone who is with the stream / minimal party crew can be there safely. For everyone wanting to party at home or at a satellite venue (including international) we'll all be on the chat during the event :-)
Rest assured, in 2022 (our 16th Birthday) we will be back IRL and partying hard like it's 1989!
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 is a great place for people to be computer geeks of varying levels, graphics lovers or talk, musicians to talk software / chipmusic / tracker tools - everyone is into different things but we may as well all be in one room! (usually with a few beers later in the evenings).
Check out a short edit of some of the demo enteries from a previous 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
Syntax Past enteries have featured a huge variety of technology - all together under one roof.