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Worship the penguin: adventures with sprites, chiptunes, and lasers

Worship the penguin: adventures with sprites, chiptunes, and lasers

Weinel, Jonathan ORCID: 0000-0001-5347-3897 (2021) Worship the penguin: adventures with sprites, chiptunes, and lasers. In: AI and the Arts: Artificial Imagination. Proceedings of EVA London 2021 (EVA 2021). 5th July – 9th July 2021. Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC) | BCS . British Computer Society (BSC), Swindon; London, pp. 89-96. ISBN 9781780175737 ISSN 1477-9358 (Print), 1477-9358 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.14)

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Abstract

This paper provides a review of recent projects developed through the author’s reative practice and activities across multiple computing and games technologies platforms. These include: a 2D game project made in Unity; an Arduino-based laser puzzle; chiptune breakbeat music made on a Commodore 64; the archival of a collection of Amiga demoscene disks; PETSCII graphics; a controller adapter for the Amiga; and a DJ/VJ performance. While playfully exploring new trajectories, these projects broadly reflect on-going themes present in the author's previous work, such as explorations of the aesthetic paradigms presented by vintage computers, 1990s rave culture, and synaesthesia. The paper will address the various challenges and methodologies used to realise these projects; pedagogical considerations; and the pandemic context in which they have been created and presented.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: AI and the Arts: Artificial Imagination. Proceedings of EVA London 2021 (EVA 2021). 5th July – 9th July 2021.
Additional Information: © Weinel. Published by BCS Learning & Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA London 2021, UK License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Video games, Unity, Commodore 64, pixel art, chiptune, demoscene, Arduino, lasers
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Sound-Image Research Group
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Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 16:05
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Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/34056

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