Inércia is a non-profit organisation aimed to make the demoscene known in Portugal through preservation and outreach.
The demoscene is a worldwide non-commercial network of creative minds involved in the making of computer generated art, combining programming, graphics and music.
We are part of an international community of artists and organisers, dedicated to promote this type of digital art through events, conferences, etc.
Want to get involved? Join us as an associate.
Inércia is a non-profit organisation aimed to make the Demoscene known in Portugal through preservation
and outreach. Simultaneously, we organise events such as Inércia Demoparty and work towards getting the Demoscene as part of the list UNESCO intangible world cultural heritage.
Originally created in 2002, Inércia was refounded in 2022 by demosceners and enthousiasts with over 20 years of experience in organising so-called "demo parties", the more common demoscene events. While addressing some of the more common problems like funding and logistic support for those events, another goal of this non-profit is to outreach and enlarge the demoscene community, thriving to get more people engaged and creatively involved with Inércia, either by being part of our association or by participating in our events with their art pieces.
If you share our goals, consider becoming a member of our non-profit association by filling the enrolling form. You can also donate to our association, please contact us if you wish to do so, which would help us to persue our objectives.
These are the founding members of Inércia and their roles in the organisation.
|Filipe "ps" Cruz
|Jorge "jeenio" Silva
|Hugo "alien" Lino
|Jaerder "jae686" Sousa
|João "anticore" Faria
|Nelson "EviL" Tavares
|Luís "zeroshift" Loureiro
|Pedro "garfield" Cardoso
Inércia organises and affiliates itself with events and initiatives, mainly in Portugal but also abroad.
Initiative to enlist the Demoscene as UNESCO intangible world heritage
“The Demoscene, which is born at the heart of the home computer revolution, shows how skills and creativity can be stimulated and implemented in a dynamic cultural practice adopted to digital contexts. Many of its techniques and mindsets became core techniques and influences of the digital change and are still vibrant today. Seven decades after the invention of computers, we think it’s time to push for the next step to take born-digital culture seriously as part of our cultural heritage, starting an initiative to bring the demoscene onto the list UNESCO intangible world cultural heritage. So we invite all sceners and non-sceners to join us and support the initiative in the upcoming years.”
Andreas Lange & Tobias Kopka, Initiators of the campaign “Art of Coding”, April 2019
After the successful breakthrough in Finland, Germany, Poland and The Netherlands, where the Demoscene was accepted in their national UNESCO cultural heritage lists, more countries are needed in order to push its status into the intangible world cultural heritage. In Portugal, there is a long list of traditional arts and crafts that compete with each other to be accepted in the national cultural heritage list. Our goal is to compile and submit an application to the portuguese UNESCO office so that we can work with our affiliates around the world and bring the Demoscene to a global cultural heritage status.