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Welcome to Alternative Party, a digital culture festival and demoparty with alternative ideas and full programme with demo compos, music, special guests and exhibitions.

Participate now: Join us at #altparty @ IRCnet or follow us on Twitter and send tweets with #altparty hastag.


Tallberginkatu 1 C 15, 00180 Helsinki

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Space, the forgotten frontier

It’s the year 2010 and the turn of another decade of the new century. As our search for alien life expands and robots explore ever further into our solar system, and the universe, it is prudent to examine the state of space exploration and the limits of our minds. What happened to the dreams of humans reaching to the stars? What mistakes have been made, and where did the ambition go? Are we approaching the borders of our imagination and thus the very limits of our abilities to expand? Through presentations and technology demonstrations, the Alternative Party 2010 will be examining visions for space travel and space technology of the past, the present and the future. Both in the practical challenges, as well as through dreams and artistic expression. Will we forever be stuck to this world?

Kristoffer Lawson,
Alternative Party 2010 Artistic Director


The Demoscene Documentary has been changing and growing during it's way from sketch to a real documentary, or actually documentary series as it finally came out. The last episode is now ready for you to enjoy
Some unofficial video footage from Alternative Party 2010 has been released by Felice / Low Res Magazine
The compo results and download links for the entries are now available at


Got bored of conferences? Try something new like unconference! The idea is that you can participate your self as a host of what ever you feel like discussing. As all the experienced Alternative Party visitors know, there are a lot of ways to participate to the party (it's actually all about you and your stake at competitions, exhibition, workshops etc.) but we constantly develop new ways to participate and build up the social, 2.0 kind of event. This is one of those things.
At Alternative Party 2010 we are once again making history: For the first time ever in the history of demos we want sceners to make demoart for kids.
Alternative Party Association got a great pleasure to introduce demoscene in Finnish Parliament at Finnish Internet Forum 2010. We definately wanted to show a Finnish demo and something that could represent this whole form of media art to shomeone who have never before heard about the whole thing - after a discussion and lot of great ideas Setok and Visy descided to show "1995" by Kewlers and MFX at the event.