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Latin America Biohacker Spaces Network

Our friends from Biomakerslab in Latin American have made this amazing manual on how to make a DIY biolab. You can download in Spanish, English and Portuguese!  SyntechBio – BioHacking Network –  http://www.syntechbio.com/tools


TransPiksel MX exhibition opening

Video from the opening of the TransPiksel MX exhibition at the FAD-XOCH-Galería Luis Nishizawa, Mexico City.

EXPOSICIÓN COLECTIVA

Solar kinetic sculptures ::  Egil Paulsen (Oslo, Norway)
Cociclo ::  Alexandre Castonguay (Canadá)
From DNA to NSA  ::  Maite Cajaraville (Spain) & Gisle Frøysland (Norway)
Olga  ::  Berenice Olmedo en colaboración con BlackLab
Viva  ::  Hersúa / Cristian Delgado / Mary Carmen Jiménez de Loera / Minerva Hernández
El último aliento :: FRONDA (José Luis Romero, Siglinde Langholz y Javier Acevedo Mota)
Los ojos de la milpa  ::  PIEZA COLECTIVA
Rizosfera FM ::  Colectivo Electrobiota (Gabriela Munguía y Guadalupe Chávez)
GrAMo. Gran archivo de Movimiento  ::  [Radiador]
Desmodium máquina  ::  Medialab 2012 del Centro Multimedia
Pacha Transmisión  ::  Guadalupe Chávez
Del tiempo y la luz :: Carlos Johari Pérez Herrera
(in) pulso lunar  ::  Minerva Hernández Trejo

PIKSEL Savers
From “ppg256” | From Concrete Perl :: Nick Montfort
For What It’s Worth :: Pall Thayer
Google Badwords :: Wayne Clements
SnowStorm :: Mark Beasley


http://transpiksel.net
http://transpiksel.bioscenica.mx


TRANSPIKSEL, a touring festival in Central and South America.

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Piksel is proud to present TRANSPIKSEL, a touring festival in Central and South America.

Four days of workshops, exhibitions, audiovisual concerts and a BioARt Lab with international and local artists working on art and technology with a special focus on bioart, environmental sciences and DIY electronics to be held in Lima (Perú), Mexico City (CDMX) and Manizales (Colombia).

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TransPiksel PERÚ, Lima – August 17th -21st
TransPiksel COLOMBIA – August 24th – 27th
TransPiksel MÉXICO, Ciudad de Mexico – September 5th – 12th

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MOre info and full program:

www.transpiksel.net

TransPiksel is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, OCA, Bergen Kommune, Piksel Festival, PNEK (NO); Asimtria Festival, Fundación Telefónica (PE); UNAM, Arte + Ciencia, Bioscénica, Centro Cultural de España en Mexico (MX), Universidad de Caldas, Festival Internacional de la Imagen (CO).


Volunteers for PIKSEL15!

Join our team and become a volunteer at this year’s festival 19 – 22 November

Do you want to be a Piksel volunteer?

This year Piksel is arranged for the 13th time in Bergen, and we would love you to join the team. The festival is an annual event where artists and developers from over a dozen countries spend four days hosting presentations, concerts, workshops, performances, exhibitions and informal discussions on the aesthetics and politics of free and open source software.
As a volunteer you will experience the festival from the inside and will gain useful knowledge while having fun and making new friends.

The different tasks include selling tickets, manning the galleries, distributing information and handling technical equipment. So if you are curious about the combination of electronics and art and would like to meet likeminded people, sign up today!

Contact: piksel15(at)piksel(dot)no (mark with ‘volunteer’)

www.piksel.no


DIGITAL_IA 15: Competition for artists

COMPETITION FOR ARTISTS

IN THE FRAME OF THE DIGITAL_IA 15 FESTIVAL.

The total amount of prizes is 1200 EURO!

Application deadline_21.08.2015_ (date of post stamp)

We would like to invite you to participate in an International Competition digital_art_now addressed at artists creating interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary  art in the field of new media and using methods of Open Source software and/or hardware in artistic practice. Piksel is the co-organizer of  the competition and this years main partner of the Digital IA Festival.

For the competition we expect works which represent different artistic strategies and different media outputs connected to the exhibition theme: from video, through multi-media installations, interactive installations, performance, network projects (net art), up to multi-media concert projects, live cinema, mapping and activities in urban space, etc.

The competition is mainly addressed at artists interested in using digital media in their work and beside that at any work integrating “old” and “new” media in specific projects in an interesting manner.

    

Photo: 13muz archive / Justyna Orłowska, Remix , 2014, performance / the winner of the Grand Prix in 2014.

Jury_
_Piotr Zawojski_an artistic director of the Festival, Ph.D., an associate professor at the Faculty of Film Studies and Media Knowledge at the University of Silesia in Katowice and a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow.

_Felix Hardmood Beck_is a designer and technologist. He graduated at the University of Arts Berlin and was appointed as »Meisterschüler« in 2011. As Art Director and Concept Designer he works for ART+COM Studios. Specialized in the fields of Interaction and Experience Design he envisions innovative objects, designs media installations and develops medial environments and spatial experiences. His research interest and work focus is on the overlapping fields of design and technology. His works has been featured in a range of art and design publications and has gone on to several exhibitions and international design festivals around the globe. Having recently given talks and workshops at various events and universities throughout Europe and Middle East, Felix also enjoys sharing his passion through public speaking.

_Regina Tetens_graduate of the University of Arts in Berlin and the curator of the Main Exhibition entitled “Re_Manufact”. In 2014 she was the Artistic Director of the Photography Playground in Cologne and Vienna, now currently working as an artistic project manager at ART +COM Studios. Besides her curatorial experience she was and is producing art exhibition, among others, in a gallery in Berlin, at Exit Art in New York, at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin and for the Berlin Biennale.

_Bernhard Draz_has been working since 1993 as a visual artist, independent curator, freelance art theorist and cultural manager. In 2000 he took part at the “Arti Visive 3/L‘Occhio in Ascolto” biennial in Genoa, and was displayed in the Villa Manin di Passeriano. From 2001 to 20002 he was project director and artist for the
exhibition series “FRAKTALE”, and from 2003 to 2010 he developed numerous art works at construction projects in southern Germany. In 1997 he founded the art and studio house MEINBLAU. Beside that he is a lecturer for the research studies course “Curating” at the University of the Arts in Berlin.

MEINBLAU project room_is discourse-oriented and interdisciplinary exhibition space. It serves as a forum for artistic self-organization, and basically aims at creating an aesthetic dialogue between the objects
on display and the specific architectural situation.

_Gisle Frøysland_a musician, VJ and visual artist. He is a founding member of BEK – the Bergen Centre for Electronic Art and initiator/director of the Piksel festival. His work has been presented at several international festivals like Electrohype, Dissonanze, Transmediale, Borealis, Ultima, MakeArt, Pixelache, Mal au Pixel and Electropixel. His past collaborators include KKNull, Emi Maeda, VuNhatTan, John Hegre, Lasse Marhaug, BAKtruppen and Motherboard.

_Ked Olszewski_ the curator of the 13 Muz City Art Gallery. A visual artist, a creator of photo installations and the creator of culture. An initiator and the artistic director of the inSPIRACJE Visual Arts Festival. An associate professor in charge of the Department of Photography of the Academy of Arts in Szczecin.

_Bernhard Draz_has been working since 1993 as a visual artist, independent curator, freelance art theorist and cultural manager. In 2000 he took part at the “Arti Visive 3/L‘Occhio in Ascolto” biennial in Genoa, and was displayed in the Villa Manin di Passeriano. From 2001 to 20002 he was project director and artist for the exhibition series “FRAKTALE”, and from 2003 to 2010 he developed numerous art works at construction projects in southern Germany. In 1997 he founded the art and studio house MEINBLAU.Beside that he is a lecturer for the research studies course “Curating” at the University of the Arts in Berlin.

Participation_conditions

The notified projects shall be executed no ealier then 2013. Detailed information concerning the participation conditions in the Competition have been listed in the Regulations below or under the following e-mail address: digitalia2015@13muz.eu

Interested persons are asked to send their applications by 21st August 2015 to the following address:

13muz / Kamila Pałka
pl. Żołnierza Polskiego 2,
70-551 Szczecin, Poland

REGULATIONS

APPLICATION FORM 

Organisers:
Cultural Institution the City of Szczecin 13muz (13muz.eu)
Piksel Festival (piksel.no)
City of Szczecin (szczecin.eu)
Norway Funds (eog2016.mkidn.gov.pl)

The competition of Digital_ia 2015 project co-financed from EEA funds coming from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and national resources.

www.eeagrants.org

 


PIXEL LAB – CLOSING EVENT | 24, 25 & 26 APRIL 2015 (Paris)

PIXEL LAB | CLOSING EVENT

3 DAYS OF PERFORMANCES, SCREENINGS & DISCUSSIONS
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24, 25 & 26 April 2015
@ la Gaite lyrique, Paris

with : Nicolas Maigret, Brendan Howell, Benjamin Cadon, Jake Harries,
Owen Kelly, Susanne Palzer, Collectif Dardex, Maite Carajaville,
Andrew Gryf Paterson, Gwenola Wagon, Stéphane Degoutin, Philippe Vasset,
Inke Arns, Albert Laine …

http://www.malaupixel.org

&& http://gaite-lyrique.net/restitution-pixel-lab

# PIXEL LAB
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THREE DAYS OF OPEN MEETINGS, DISCUSSIONS, PERFORMANCES & SCREENINGS, AND
PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS ON THE ACTUAL ISSUES OF TECH NOLOGY.

As the closing event of Mal au Pixel’s one year long Pixel Lab program,
we are organizing a full week-end of performances, talks and workshops,
addressing technologies and innovation critically, with an ecological
sensibility.

On this occasion, Pixel Lab will examine and collectively reflect on of
some of the very topical questions raised by the « digital tsunami » :
the transformations of identities and sociabilities ; the speculation on
the value of social capital in the era of social networks ; the
concentration and centralization of the web in a context of global
surveillance ; the rise of supra-human algorithmic networked entities,
etc …

PROGRAM
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PERFORMANCES

Friday 24th April 2015, 8PM, La Gaité lyrique, Auditorium
– “The Pirate Cinema” – Brendan Howell & Nicolas Maigret
– “Spams Lifts Us Up Where We Belong, …” – Jake Harries
– “Attack Me Please At 2.432 GHz” – Benjamin Cadon
DISCUSSIONS

Saturday 25th April 2015, 2PM > 6PM, La Gaité lyrique, Plateau Média
– Owen Kelly, Andrew Gryf Paterson, Maite Cajaraville, Brendan Howell,
Susanne Palzer, Collectif Dardex.
SCREENINGS & DISCUSSIONS

Sunday 26th April 2015, 4PM > 7PM, La Gaité lyrique, Auditorium
– “World Brain”, by Gwenola Wagon & Stéphane Degoutin,
followed by a discussion with Stéphane Degoutin & Philippe Vasset
– “Eigenvalue : Technology as an Acting Subject” – Inke Arns
WORKSHOPS

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th April 2015, 2PM > 6PM, La Gaité lyrique
– “Gold Diggers” – Albert Laine
– “Data Sonification” – Benjamin Cadon

Full program on http://www.malaupixel.org

&& http://gaite-lyrique.net/restitution-pixel-lab

ABOUT PIXEL LAB | LABORATOIRE OUVERT
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Within the context of la Gaité lyrique’s Laboratoire Ouvert residency
program, Mal au Pixel has proposed from May 2014 to April 2015, a cycle
of open meetings, gatherings and workshops offering critical points of
view on current, emerging or future technologies. Artist and researchers
have been invited to transmit their know-how during a workshop, in areas
such as liquid data transmission low-tech systems to organic matter
based computers, celestial bodies tracking devices, Tempest based
radios, or even, cybernetic ghosts detectors.

In Parallel, Mal au Pixel and the Pixelache Network have conducted from
2013 to 2015, a cycle of international meetings and workshops. An
initiative gathering five European structures dedicated to open source
and open hardware : Pixelache (FI), Piksel (NO), Pikslaverk (IS) and
Access Space (UK). These collaborations aimed to build and feed a
database of resources and documentation on organizing festivals,
supported, the European fund Grundtvig.

Pixel Lab has been developed as part of a larger EU Grundtvig supported
project called Open Sourcing Festivals, co-produced by five experimental
art, design and technology organizations from the Pixelache Network and
focused on open source culture. Open Sourcing Festivals is a mobile
circuit of workshops and seminars organized across Europe during
2013-2015 by Piksel (NO), Pikslaverk (IS), Mal au Pixel (FR) and
Pixelache (FI). In the process the partners have been gradually working
towards ‘open-sourcing’ the knowledge embodied in their respective
workshops and festival production, in order to share it with a broader
range of users. A database of resources and documentation is under
construction and accessible at http://opensourcingfestivals.eu

In partnership with Pixelache Network. http://www.network.pixelache.ac
With the support of the Grundtvig Foundation for Life Long Learning.

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Mal au Pixel is produced by Artkillart

http://www.malaupixel.org

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CFP: NORTH Creative Network

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CALL FOR ART PROJECTS

We welcome artists and cultural producers from Norway, Iceland and Latvia to share the information about their recent projects, which explore sustainability issues from different perspectives and relate to the beloved mentioned fields. The submitted projects will be “linked” to the NORTH Creative Network – interactive on-line map that explore emerging of new ideas and forms in intersection of art, science and technologies.

Please send your submissions via email to: rixc@rixc.lv
Deadline: May 31, 2015

Title:
Year:
Authors and contributors:
Short description (max 140 characters):
Website address:
Fields (please choose, or suggest new ones):

art and agriculture | art and science | artistic investigation | biotechnology
Cultural heritage
Cultural sustainaibility
Ecology
Electromagnetic waves
Electrosmog
Energy harvesting
Environmental research
Food as energy
Foraging
Household traditions
Information and energy
Marin ecosystems
Natural farming
Nature and technology
Open source
Participatory culture
Photovoltaics
Pollution
Radio spectrum
Renewable energy
Solar technology
Sustainable technologies
Techno-ecologies
Window farming
Urban beekeeping
Urban gardening
… and you can suggest new ones…

More information:
http://renewable.rixc.lv/network
http://rixc.org

The project is collaboration between RIXC (Riga), iolab (Stavanger), Lorna (Reykjavik) and Piksel (Bergen).


PIKSEL14 streams


Biohack-Bohemia

Det er glinsende gelégreier på bordene, folk lager krystaller og setter fisk på telefonen. Alt har kabler stikkende ut av seg, selv planter, og man kan røyke inne.

From studvest.no


Piksel 13 || RIOT streams


Piksel13 || RIOT

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The 11th annual Piksel Festival for Electronic Art and Free Technologies

– Exhibitions – workshops – live art – presentations
– November 21st-24th, Bergen (NO)
– http://13.piksel.no

The 11th edition of the Piksel Festival takes place in Bergen (NO)
November 21st-24th 2013. This years theme – RIOT – connects to the
diversity in the tradition of hactivist art and specifically the use of
tactical media, digital resistance and electronic disturbance as more
relevant now than ever before.

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Programme:

EXHIBITIONS @ Franz : Navle and Lydgalleriet
http://13.piksel.no/category/exhibitions/

Will Burn, Maria Colina Perez, Sergey Dushkin, Azahara Cerezo, F.A.T.,
Geraldine Juarez, Magnus Eriksson, Mark Beasley, Louise Harris,
Wolfgang Spahn, Artemis Papageorgiou, Aforditi Psarra, Stefan
Tiefengraber

PERFORMANCES @ ØSTRE
http://13.piksel.no/category/liveart/

Afroditi Psarra, Constanza Piña, John Bowerss, Sten-Olof
Hellström, Theremidi Orchestra, Servando Barreiro, Alex McLean, Ryan
Jordan, Raquel Meyers, Goto80, Great International Audio Streaming
Orchestra III, Malte Steiner, Darsha Hewitt, Anis Haron, Dr. Nexus,
Víctor Mazón Gardoqui, LaptopsRus, Casperelectronics

PRESENTATIONS @ ØSTRE
http://13.piksel.no/category/seminars/

Trasformatorio, The Open Modular Synthesizer, Creating Performance
Systems with Pd, Raspberry Pi and Arduino, F.A.T. – Free Art &
Technology, MicroFlo: flow-based programming for microcontrollers, All
the lines arrive to NAZCA

WORKSHOPS @ Trykk : Trykk and Piksel HQ
http://13.piksel.no/category/workshops/

PSYCHOHELIOPHYSICISTS – SUN TONGS, Sound happens in the group!, Noise
Make-up Language, Limen – electromagnetic sniffing device, APODIO V9
WORKSHOP, Haptic City Workshop, Paper-Duino-Pi, LornaLab Projection
Workshop, OSC controlled realtime visuals with the gameengine Panda3D,
<3-bit shirt


more info and complete festival program:
http://13.piksel.no

Piksel13 is supported by The Norwegian Art Council, Bergen
Municipality, Hordaland County, PNEK, BEK, Grundtvig – Lifelong
Learning Program and others.


PIKSEL13 || RIOT – Open Workshops

PIKSEL13 || RIOT

* PIKSEL13 workshop series
* Free and Open Creative Technology workshops

In connection with the PIKSEL13 festival we are offering in total 10
workshops. All the workshops are free to attend, but for some of them
there is a cost for materials. To sign up or get more information,
please contact us on piksel13 [AT] piksel.no or register directly at:
http://piksel.no/ocs/index.php?conference=piksel&schedConf=piksel13&page=schedConf&op=registration

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*OPEN  WORKSHOPS

<3-bit shirt workshop for young people
Tue 19.11 – Thu. 21.11 16-20

<3-bit is a workshop on wearable technology and sound experimentation.
The aim of the workshop is to create a shirt capable of capturing and
transmitting your heartbeat though the use of DIY electronics and
creative coding.
http://13.piksel.no/2013/10/30/223/

PSYCHOHELIOPHYSICISTS – SUN TONGS
Thu 21.11 – Sun 24.11 11-17

A series of workshops and field trips to take place during the Piksel festival investigating notions of earth/solar connection, diy scientific instruments as tools for musical expression and expanding human creativity through the use of open source electronics (Arduino), software (Arduino IDE and Pure Data), freely available and recycled materials.
http://13.piksel.no/2013/11/15/psychoheliophysicists-sun-tongs/

Paper-Duino-Pi
Thursday 21.11 11-17

The Paper-Duino-Pi is an Arduino shield for the Raspberry Pi. Due to
the fact that it is designed as Paper-PCB it is easy to create and one
doesn’t need a printed circuit board.
http://13.piksel.no/2013/10/30/paper-duino-pi/

LornaLab Projection Workshop
Thursday 21.11 11-17

This workshop focuses on creating real-time graphical projections
from text using OpenFrameworks. The motivation behind the workshop
is to create custom visual graphics from streaming text.
http://13.piksel.no/2013/10/30/lornalab-projection-workshop/

Sound happens in the group!
Friday 22.11 11-17

Building DIY electronic instruments developed and used by Theremidi
Orchestra. The workshop will be conducted in a free manner and all
interactions should be part of the process. Throughout the workshop
some contextual historic and technological information will be given in
a non-linear fashion.
http://13.piksel.no/2013/11/13/sound-happens-in-the-group/

APODIO V9 WORKSHOP
Friday 22.11 11-17

APODIO is a 10 years old Gnu/Linux distribution, dedicated to
multimedia tools for audio/visual creation, to run your own radio, TV,
make your own film, animation, art installation, Live Coding and other
A/V performance…
http://13.piksel.no/2013/10/30/apodio-v9-workshop/

Noise Make-up Language
Saturday 23.11 11-17

NML is a noisemaking propaganda network of browsers, DIY electronics,
pure data and activist collaboration.
http://13.piksel.no/2013/11/02/noise-make-up-language/

Haptic City Workshop
Saturday 23.11 11-17

The aim of the workshop is to build a prototype of an embroidered
responsive map of the city, together with a group of individuals
interested in producing an artwork about their city.
http://13.piksel.no/2013/10/30/haptic-city-workshop/

Limen – electromagnetic sniffing device
Sunday 24.11 11-17

LIMEN is a workshop about traffic & wireless telecommunications.
Participants will construct an analog and portable device able to
amplify electromagnetic activity into audible signals.
http://13.piksel.no/2013/10/31/limen-electromagnetic-sniffing-device/

OSC controlled realtime visuals with the gameengine Panda3D
Sunday 24.11 11-17

Creating OSC controlled realtime visuals with the open source game
engine Panda3D.
http://13.piksel.no/2013/10/30/osc-controlled-realtime-visuals-with-the-gameengine-panda3d/

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Piksel16, ZERO-level
Piksel16, ZERO-level, wants to focus on the biological and social aspects of the sea as a sustainable environment. Zero encourages bioefficiency, bioecology, marine inheritance, sustainable maritim transport, sea communication, civil society, water as a playground, and civil engagement. http://16.piksel.no/

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