■■ PikselSavers – Screensavers that makes a difference!
■■ Piksel @ Meta.Morf
As part of the screening programme at the Meta.Morf Biennal in Trondheim, Norway oct. 7 – nov. 7 2010, Piksel will curate a special event called
PikselSavers use the screensaver as a point of departure and inspirational springboard connecting to the main festival theme ‘New.Brave.World’.
We are looking for videos and software based on the screensaver format – short audiovisual (non)narratives made for endless looping. Possible thematic fields includes but are not restricted to: sustainable resource allocation, renewable technologies, energy harvesting, fair trade hardware, free content, open access, DIY economy, shared development.
■■ Call for Entries
Please use our submission form at http://piksel.no/pulse/pikselsavers or send a mail with a short description of the work and bio of author(s) to info [at] piksel.no. A preview version of the work should be provided as an online or downloadable video or source code. The following criteria must be met:
– Format: digital video or executable software including sound made to run full screen at minimum 720p resolution.
– The work must be produced using free/open source software.
– Videos should be available in a free/open format (ogg/theora/dirac).
– Software works should be available as source code under a free/open license.
!!! Deadline postponed! – now you have until July 15th 2010 !!!
■■ Meta.Morf 2010: ‘New.Brave.World!’
Biennial for art and technology
Trondheim October 7 – November 7, 2010
The development and use of new technologies happens at an increasingly rapid pace, and bio technology, nano technology and new communications- and computer technologies entails examples of new tools for artists, tools that can open new worlds of ideas, as well as making previously not manageable ideas realizable .
New scientific insights often implies philosophical and existential problems and questions. Artistic and scientific research are continuously part of
challenging and changing our perspectives. The artist as a directly and an indirectly conveyor and interpreter of new knowledge and research, plays an important role for society’s ability to have a proper insight and an adequate discourse regarding the use of new technologies and knowledge.
OUTRO STREAM: FREE AS IN ART!
Piksel is an international event for artists and developers working with Free/Libre and Open Source technologies in artistic practice.
Part workshop, part festival, it is organised in Bergen, Norway, and involves participants from more than a dozen countries exchanging ideas,
coding, presenting art and software projects, doing workshops, performances and discussions on the aesthetics and politics of FLOSS & art.