The Philosophy of Hugi

By Adok/Hugi

In the last few decades, the world has changed radically. Sciences such as physics, chemistry, and biology have made vast headways. New technologies like the computer and its worldwide network, the Internet, have been created and are now ubiquitous. These new technologies, however, cannot be understood intuitively. On the contrary, you have to learn a lot in order to master them. It is primarily young people that have enough time and energy to do so. Furthermore, young people have many ideas which might contribute to the further development of science and technology in the future. The aim of Hugi is to provide a platform for these people where they can present their ideas.

You see, we do not just want to be an 'entertainment magazine' for the demoscene, but we also want to pursue a certain aim. Why, however, do we especially focus on demos? The reason is that in demos, people use these new technologies to express creative ideas in an artistic form. Also, you can immediately create a program, draw a picture or enter some music notes and see the result. This allows a lot of experimenting and is not so lavish as (for example) experimenting with chemistry.

To be a good demomaker, you also need at least a basic knowledge of many sciences, such as maths, physics, computer science, art, and psychology. In other words: You have to learn a lot.

People from all groups of age and education, from junior high school to university, are present in Hugi. Many young people are interested in learning more than their school demands of them. Many young people in high school are ready to learn things they would usually only learn some years later, at university. I think that for talented people, as it is the case with most people who are interested in the demoscene, it is no problem to understand things at university level as long as they are presented to them in well-structured tutorials and in the right "portions".

Maths and physics are especially important for democoding. But we are also ready to publish articles about other sciences such as psychology and literature, including guidelines on how to write interesting articles, how to analyze problems, how to communicate with others, and how to present one's own ideas to an audience. This is a good training for real life.

People who write for Hugi will see that others are interested in their ideas, take them seriously, and discuss them.

Of course we would also be interested if, for example, students presented their projects to Hugi readers.

There are no limits to your creativity. Hugi offers you basically unlimited space to write about your good ideas.