Cloanto at Spoletium 4
On November 24-25, 2001, Cloanto attended the Spoletium 4 event in Spoleto, Italy, also providing a wireless webcam service.
In a computing world in which hardware and software have exploded beyond imagination, where lone pioneers have been displaced by billion-dollar investments, where programming manuals that used to ship with affordable home computers have been replaced by multi-volume and constantly changing SDKs which are beyond the reach of the average user, the demo scene continues to remind us that writing software can still be a sublime fusion of expression and creativity, of technology and art, a medium in which the germ of talent can be discovered and nourished, where individuals exchange ideas and compete with others, but, as they build universes of which they are to be in full control, are also confronted most of all in an intimate challenge with their inner selves. Thank you, friends at Spoletium, for keeping the flame alive.
If you missed the live webcast you may want to have a look at the selection of pictures below, which begin with the first look out of the window (including original sound effects, and yes, that's real snow on the roofs):
Mod3mski of Darkage (organizers of Spoletium) double-checking everything at the console:
More pictures, in chronological order:
Final picture of the marathon, with the last attendees cleaning up before going... to the pub:
Other Fall-Winter 2001-2002 Events