Since my first book chapter in 2008, I’ve researched and presented digital crafts and cultures such as text graphics, chip music, retro archiving, and the demoscene.

I have published a number of articles and texts (see below) and continuously post thoughts and findings on Chipflip and TEXT-MODE. I also do talks and workshops.

At the moment I’m (slowly) writing a book about text graphics. I’m also taking part in The Archeology of Home Computing project at Stockholm University, where I’m studying retro archiving together with associate professor Jörgen Skågeby.


The latest posts from the TEXT-MODE Tumblr, where me and Raquel Meyers collect text graphics and related things, since 2012.
Stupid robot executes
Old sketchbook drawings by, via
Yet another improvised PETSCII animation made using Playscii
From a 1975 book called Happenting on Travel On, written by Carole Spearin McCauley
Impressive C-64 PETSCII by
Typewriter works by Jürgen O
Predator ANSI by zeroVision
Text-mode graphics by
with custom animated characters

▞ Published

█ Beyond Encoding: A Critical Look at the Terminology of Text Graphics (2017). WiderScreen 1-2/2017.

█ When Net Art Outlives the Net: Eduardo Kac’s Poetry for Videotexto (2016). Net Art Anthology at

█ Die Wilden Bastler (2016) Article about the working conditions in 1980’s game audio, published in the Swiss magazine WOZ.

█ A Retrospective on the Stories and Aesthetics of 8bit Music (2015) Article for the exhibition catalogue of ANTI-HUMANISM by Lu Yung

█ Computer Rooms (2013) Photo book with computer spaces, designed by Raquel Meyers.

█ Future Potentials For ASCII Art (2012) Paper written with A. Bill Miller for the CAC3 conference in Paris.

█ Power Users and Retro Puppets – A Critical Study of the Methods and Motivations in Chipmusic (2010). MA-thesis in Media and Communication.

█ A Micro-Introduction to Chipmusic as Genre and Culture (2010). For the DVD Reformat The Planet.

█ A Micro History of Demoscene Music (2010). For

█ The Forgotten Pioneers of Creative Hacking and Social Networking – Introducing the Demoscene (2009). For re:live – Third International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology.

█ Chip Music: Low Tech Data Music Sharing (2008) in Collins, Karen: From Pac Man To Pop Music (Ashgate).

░ Talks & Workshop

█ Free/libre music: Artist’s medicine or poison?
Panel talk at Kamizdat label night at MENT Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2017

█ Learning C64-music
Workshop at I/O Symposium at Concordia University, Montréal, Canada, 2016.

█ What can we learn from the demoscene?
Keynote talk at I/O Symposium at Concordia University, Montréal, Canada, 2016.

█ PETSCII – A Character Set and a Creative Platform
Presentation with Markku Reunanen and Tero Heikkinen at Behind the Scenes at Univeristy of Lodz, Poland, 2015.

█ The demoscene vs The art world
Talk at Øredev, Malmö, 2013.

█ Hackers & Suckers
Talk at the lecture series Do You Believe in Users?, Merz Akademie, Stuttgart, Germany, 2012.

█ Using text in music and graphics
Talk with Raquel Meyers at Griboedov Club, St Petersburg, Russia, 2011.

█ The chipscene
City Exhibition Hall, Petrozavodsk, Russia, 2011.

█ C64 music workshop
Eksjö Stadsbibliotek, Sweden, 2010.

█ C64 music workshop
Hacknight #2, Malmö, Sweden, 2010.

█ C64 music workshop
Tresor, Berlin, Germany, 2010.

█ The demoscene and the chipscene
Demode Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, 2010.

█ Open source, hacking & remixing in the 8-bit demoscene
Talk at HAIP Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2008.

█ C64 music workshop
En Festival i 8 Bitar, Västerås, Sweden, 2008.

█ Chipmusic
Talk at Muzik, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2007.

█ C64 music workshop
La Gare, Coustellet, France, 2007.

█ C64 music workshop
Plektrum Festival, Tallinn, Estonia, 2006.

█ C64 music workshop
Electro Circus Festival, Avignon, France, 2006.

█ C64 music workshop
Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland, 2005.