Digital Culture are works of art made with digital tools like computers, synthesizers, mobile phones and others. Digital Culture includes both traditional branches of art like paintings, music and video, and newer works like gaming and Internet culture. With the entry of home computers into people’s homes in Norway during the early eighties, Digital Culture arrived to a great extent.
Who are Computer Youth?
Norway have an active community of Computer Youth who use both computers and other digital tools for creative development, communication and entertainment. Just as other hobbies like chess and sports, the computer hobby has come to stay.
Computers are an important factor in the daily life of Computer Youth – for play, creativity other development. There are many different communities for Computer Youth on the Internet. Some people gather in discussion boards and modern social media, while others are active in retro communities like IRC channels and email discussion lists.
Where is Digital Culture created?
In this exhibition we present Digital Culture created by communities from computer parties from near and far. An important factor of computer parties is to compete in different branches, both within games and creativity. Within creativity there are competitions for graphics, music, video, programming and more.
Digital Culture is created everywhere, even though one might not notice it at first. We can mention discussion boards, video sharing sites like YouTube – where youth make their own short videos, social media like Facebook and Twitter and much more.