What is Shader Showdown?
Given a time limit of 25 minutes, two opponents compete against each other by creating a shader using their own shader techniques. Visitors vote for which shader is better, and the opponent with the most votes wins that tournament.
Matches are performed using GLSL live coding. Using an app called Bonzomatic, the complete shader code and cursor position are streamed in realtime from the opponent, and visitors can watch to see just how and what strategies the opponent will use while writing their code within the 25 minute time limit just as if they were sitting right next to you. At TDF, commentators will explain in realtime what the opponents are doing with their code so that you can enjoy it without detailed knowledge of GLSL live coding.
Commentator: amagi, doxas, hirai, murasaqi
DJ: lug00ber / VJ: flopine
We invite you to get up from your couch and enjoy a moment of chill with an exquisite set of select music from demoscene musicians by lug00ber, with tasty live crafted visuals from flopine. The beats and the pixels will massage your ears and retina, and relieve you from the stress of meeting deadlines.
Coming from Oslo, Norway, lug00ber is veteran of sound making and the demoscene, and a member of the legendary demogroup Spaceballs. Crafting chill and powerful beats for nearly two decades, he releases music under Dub Monkey Records and Nordic Breakbeat Conspiracy, and is the author of over a hundred demos soundtracks. As a DJ, he has performed at many demoparties and other events.
Flopine is a demoscener and a PhD student in digital art at the Paris VIII University, within INRéV research team.
When she first met the demoscene community in 2016, she got hooked and started to practice live shader coding. She quickly fell down the rabbit hole and merged both her artistic experience and her thesis to the action of coding the image. An activity she practices either as a performer during concert, live coding battles or for educational purposes by sharing her code.
She is also a member of the Cookie Collective, an organization which promotes real time digital art by organizing free price events and streams.