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Viznut (real name Ville-Matias Heikkilä) is a Finnish demoscene programmer, hacker and artist that advocated high technological minimalism. He is known for example for his countercomplex blog, co-discovering bytebeat, creating IBNIZ and involvement in permacomputing wiki. In his own words, he believes much more can be done with much less. He also warns of collapse (http://viznut.fi/en/future.html). According to his Fediverse page he lives in Turku, Finland, was born around 1977 and has been programming since the age of seven.

{ Lol he's not responding to my emails :] ~drummyfish }

His work is pretty based, in many ways aligned with LRS, he contributed a great deal to minimalist technology. Unfortunately in some ways he also seems pretty retarded: he uses facebook, twitter and github and also mentions "personal pronouns" on his twitter xD Pretty disappointing TBH. This would make Viznut a type A fail.

His personal site is at http://viznut.fi/en/ and his blog at http://countercomplex.blogspot.com/. He collects many files at http://viznut.fi/files/, including very interesting writings about demoscene, programming experiments etc.

In 2011 he released IBNIZ, a tiny SDL virtual machine and a language that's meant as a platform for creating demos. Also in 2011 he was involved in the discovery of bytebeat, a way of creating music with extremely simple C expressions -- later he published a paper about it. In 2012 he founded Skrolli, a magazine about sustainable/non-consumerist technology. In about 2019 he released PC-lamerit, an animated series about 90s computer hackers, made as an executable computer program -- it looks pretty cool. He also created UNSCII, a fixed-width font usable for ANSI art.

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