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We need YOU for Piksel13 | RIOT (21-24 November) !

square_posterWould you perhaps like to be our art exhibition assistant?

Are you great at selling tickets, distributing information, or handling technical equipment?

Or maybe you just love the combination of electronics and art and would like to meet likeminded people?

This year Piksel is arranged for the 11th time in Bergen and we would like 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 hopefully making new friends and having fun.

Sign up today!

Contact: prod@piksel.no (mark with ‘volunteer’)
www.piksel.no


Piksel presents: <3-bit shirt wearable electronics workshop for young people

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In collaboration with Trafo we have invited Afroditi Psarra and Constanza Pina to host this exciting three-day workshop at the public library in Bergen.

Time: Monday 19. November – Wednesday 21. November.  4PM- 8PM

Who can attend: Young people between the ages 16 and 22. Anyone who is interested in wearable electronics, e-textiles, 8-bit music and DIY electronics. No necessary background in programming or electronics is required.

<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. The workshop consists on a practical introduction to Arduino programming using the LilyPad micro-controller and experimenting with handmade speaker coils and building soft-circuits on fabric. Though the workshop the participants will be able to engage in the process of making electronic textiles and will share a fun hands-on experience with other like-minded individuals.

Sign up by e-mail to: info (AT) trafo (DOT) no

More info in Norwegian: http://trafo.no/prosjekter/107


Call: Piksel Remote Hacklab – Experimental Communication System Open Workshop, Venice

Piksel Remote Hacklab: Experimental Communication System Open Workshop,

Free 2-day workshop, Venice, May 28-29th, 12pm-late.

Recent studies have shown that the electrical resistance in soil above a buried carcass has a different resistivity to that of near by soil due to the decomposition of bodily tissue. The body leaves a “real”, quantifiable electrical trace when it is dead. Following this idea that traces of the dead can be measured via electricity it may be possible that these traces can be found elsewhere such as in the electromagnetic field.

In this workshop the construction of various electronic devices which apparently enhance the possibility of communication with spirits both audibly and visibly will be undertaken. Attempts at direct electromagnetic induction from such a vitalist earth to human brain will be made in the construction of a diy earth-brain interface, along with devices such as the Germanium Trans-Dimensional Communication Receptor (TDC) and other EMF detectors, emitters, and amplifiers.
These will then be applied to Venetian decomposing geo-bio canal soup mixes in a final experimental communication system performance.

The workshop is free. Places limited to 10.
May 28 – 29th, 12pm – late.

Officina delle Zattere,

Fondamenta Nani, 947 Dorsoduro

30123 Venezia, Italia

(Vaporetto stop: Zattere or Academia)

rsvp x@xxn.org.uk

http://mov-artist.com/

http://mov-artist.com/piksel/index.html

http://nnnnn.org.uk/doku.php?id=experimental_communication


Piksel[X] – performance sunday 25.11 14:30

Special event at Festplassen sunday 25.11 kl. 14:30:
Performance
Isabel Croxatto and John Bowers
I am for the birds, not the cages that people put them in” – John Cage

Time and bodies, that apear, change, and desapeare, in a dance.


“El tiempo es la acumulación de su aparecer, cambiar y desaparecer”- John Cage

CALL: Piksels & Lines Orchestra Residency (PLO)

OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Piksels & Lines Orchestra Residency (PLO)

The Libre Graphics Research Unit is a traveling lab where ideas for creative tools are developed.
Its diverse activities range from the practical to the theoretical via writing, research meetings, experimental prototyping, conferences and workshops. The Research Unit is an initiative of four European media-labs actively engaged in Free/Libre and Open Source Software and Free Culture. At the core of the LGRU project is a series of research commissions that allow artists and software developers to work together at the same level, imagining and building future graphic and performative tools.

In this context, Piksel is offering a collaborative research residency for one artist and one developer, to jointly explore the interoperability and expansion of functionality in self-produced and/or existing libre graphic tools, placed in a performative setting. The free/libre graphics tools can include, but are not limited to the following technologies: GIMP, Scribus, Inkscape, MyPaint, FontForge, Pure Data, Open Frameworks, Py-Cessing, Processing, The Underweb, Blender etc. (continue reading…)


MetaSonic/OpenSound Lisboa

Metasonic

Piksel joins the OpenSound gathering in Lisboa june 25-30.

During one week at Goethe Institut Lissabon, IPA and other urban spaces, sound will be the object of a shared apprenticeship, with no distinction between teachers and students, professional artists and people interested in creating art, finally becoming common propriety.

http://www.granular.pt/images/metasonic_2012/opensound/opensound_programa.html


PIKSEL[X] open CALL for projects

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November 22-25 2012
Bergen, Norway

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Now open for proposals.
Read the open call for projects and use the online submit form to apply.

!!!!!!!!!!  Deadline postponed until August 25. 2012 !!!!!!!!!!

 


Piksel11 & Pixelache Software of the Year 2012

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We are pleased to announce that the Pixelache Software of the Year 2012 title is this time given to din – din is noise and will be featured at Piksel through a workshop, presentation and concert.

din is a Free software musical instrument exclusively for the  GNU/Linux operating system made by the Indian programmer S. Jagannathan. din – din is noise presents an innovative way of generating live music from a  simple visual interface based on Bezier curves, and is a good example of how creative and DIY technologies can foster new approaches and solutions that escapes the leading rules of the software industry.

It forgets history,
To not repeat it.

It doesnt hide analog music hardware,
In digital music software.

You had pulse, sine, triangle and sawtooth,
And went forth and made electronic music.

Now there is just the Bezier curve.

Pixelache Software of the Year is an initiative by Pixelache Network, started in 2008. The chosen software for the first year was Animata, a live animation software by Kitchen Budapest. In 2010 it was divided by the live CD distributions pure:dyne between GOTO10 and APODIO by APO33.

More information:
http://www.piksel.no/p11/presentations11#Jagannathan
din – din is noise


PIKSEL11 — Open Workshops

  • PIKSEL11 workshop series
  • Free and Open Creative Technology workshops

In connection with the PIKSEL11 festival we are offering in total 12 hardware and software workshops. All the workshops are free to attend, but for some of the hardware workshops there is a cost for materials.

To sign up or get more information, please contact us on piksel11 [AT] piksel.no or register directly at:
http://piksel.no/ocs/index.php/piksel/piksel11/schedConf/registration
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Naked on Pluto wins Vida 13.2 Art & Artificial Life International Award

Congratulations to Aymeric Mansoux, Marloes de Valk and Dave Griffiths whose project Naked on Pluto was just awarded the First Prize in the VIDA 13.2 Art & Artificial Life International Awards!

Naked on Pluto is a Multiplayer Text Adventure on Facebook. When you enter the game, you find yourself on Pluto, in a city under the rule of Elastic Versailles revision 14 (EVr14), an Artificial Intelligence functioning as an entertainment colony. It is the Las Vegas of the Solar System, a true paradise for consumers and corporations alike.

Naked on Pluto was developed during a shared residency at the Netherlands Media Art Institute, Baltan Laboratories and Piksel between June and November 2010. It was further developed in June 2011 with help from AVEK.

The project is licensed Copyleft. The research and development process is documented at http://pluto.kuri.mu and the game can be played at http://naked-on-pluto.net

Naked on Pluto wil be shown as a part of the Piksel11 main exhibition at Galleri 3,14 opening on November 18th 2011.


PROXY by Andy Gracie | Artist Talk

Time: 12. september · 19:00 – 21:00
Place: Atelier Nord Project Room, Wergelandsvn 17. N-0167 Oslo

The artist Andy Gracie visits Norway during the period 6 – 13th September to work on the PROXY project. During his stay he will visit Sørøya in Finnmark where he will collect samples and record film for the installation of PROXY at Piksel11 in November.


The installation PROXY features a pair of almost identical robotic devices (named ‘Essence’ and ‘Possibility’) which have been designed to carry out the basic tasks involved in hunting for tardigrades and nematodes in samples of moss, lichen and earth taken from their natural habitat. These are two of the most important organisms in current space flight and astrobiological research, their reactions to the space environment telling us much about the general reaction of living organisms to such extreme conditions.

Essence and Possibility owe much of their aesthetic and their contextual purpose to the twin Mars rovers ‘Spirit’ and ‘Opportunity’ which have been roaming and experimenting upon the surface of the red planet since January 2004.

In PROXY we see a reversal in the normal relationships and assumed roles between humans and robots. Where normally we send robots to dangerous, inaccessible or inhospitable places, here it is the artist that has undertaken excursions to mountainous regions for the purpose of collecting samples, which the robots, ‘safe’ and ‘sound’ in the gallery space, will investigate.

On board the robots carry all the necessary vessels, tubes, valves and motors to allow examinations of the samples available to them. There is a suggestion that while the robots are busy carrying out the tasks of examining their samples, there is also a part of their attention aimed towards a large video projection of the sample collection process, which is projected onto the wall near them. There is also the suggestion that they have an awareness of the actions and efforts of their human accomplice.

For more info go to www.ateliernord.no


Piksel11 // open CALL for PROJECTS

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Piksel11
November 17-20 2011
Bergen, Norway

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Now open for proposals.
Read the open call for projects and use the online submit form to apply.

!!!!!!!!!!  Deadline postponed to August 31. 2011 !!!!!!!!!!


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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