Piksel17
The 15th edition of the Piksel Festival takes place November 16th-18th 2017. We are now open for proposals. Deadline is 1st of July 2017.

Submit your proposal!
  • Explore plastic pollutants in the marine environment using DIY science.

    Piksel in collaboration with S.Net Conference, UIB and KHIB Bergen presents a

    Do-It-Yourself biolab for artistic and scientific research.

    12-14 October 2016
    At the Student Center, UIB | BERGEN
    Sign-up by emailing: piksel16 (@) piksel.no

    Explore plastic pollutants in the marine environment using DIY science

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    Artists and scientists Kat and Gjino invite us to examine the unseen and hard to detect impact of our increasing use of “hidden” plastic – plastic that we can’t see, like micro beads, or that we don’t (yet) have a narrative of as polluting, such as 3D printed materials. At the workshop, we’ll be refining DIY chemical tests for micro-plastics, looking at fish samples from the local fishmongers.

    Over 4 days of activities, starting with sample collection on a field trip to the fish market, participants will go through a process of exploration of these newly developed DIY techniques, to better understand the presence of plastics in the marine environment around Bergen.

    The workshop will culminate with a Sushi Roulette afterparty, where through the encounter with real and dummy sushi the participants are challenged to test their reactions to the thought of consuming plastics as
    food.

    Schedule:
    Day 1: Tuesday 11 Oct. | Meet-up at 1st floor Mesanine, Student Center
    3pm – 5pm: Field trip. Visit and finding fish at the Fish Market and other fish shops.

    Day 2: Wednesday 12 Oct. | 1st floor Mesanine, Student Center
    1pm to 6 pm: Workshop part 1: Establishing an open source and open hardware lab for DIY biology, chemistry and marine fauna research.
    6pm-7pm: Cleaning the lab.

    Day 3: Thursday 13th Oct. | 1st floor Mesanine, Student Center
    1pm to 5 pm: Workshop part 2.
    5pm – 6pm: Debate: Public discussions with local scientist, environmental scientist, fisherman’s, artists and
    interested parties.
    6pm-7pm: Cleaning the lab.

    Day 4: Friday 14 Oct. | 1st floor Mesanine, Student Center
    12:30pm – 2pm: Setting up the exhibition and visual materials with the artists.
    2 pm- 3pm: Sushi Roulette Closing Event: Public presentation of the outcome using all the data and tools
    developed and recorded during the workshop days, and sushi served.

    Artists’ bios
    Kat Austen
    http://katausten.com
    http://worldflows.net http://opendroplet.org
    Kat F Austen is a succession of experiences and an assemblage of aspirations. In the temporal melting-pot of her life so far she has produced work as an artist, an environmental scientist, a journalist, a writer and much in between. As an artist Kat deals with themes of environment, social justice, communities and human relations to digital culture. She creates experiences, stories and playful installations, mixing fact and fiction closely, so troublesome. She wants to touch your heart, mind, soul, body.

    Kat is Artist in Residence at the Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences, University College London. She has exhibited widely, including at Museo Diego Rivera, Mexico City, Kulurbraueri, Berlin, Kreuzberg Pavillion, Berlin, The Crystal, London, Schwartz Gallery, London, Regenerate Gallery, London and Williams Art, Cambridge. She is Head of Research and Design at social enterprise iilab, leading the Open Droplet water sensor project, which was recently included on the Serpentine Gallery’s extinct.ly platform. With this project,
    she is focussing on co-design, physically evocative representations of data and community stewardship of water.

    Kat holds a PhD in chemistry from UCL and worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Cambridge. Her writing has appeared in Nature, The Ecologist and The Guardian, and she consults widely on the intersection of science, art and technology, including as a Futureshaper for Forum for the Future, for the European Commission and UK water regulator Ofwat.

    The environment is Kat’s passion, and her interest is largely held by finding intellectual, experiential and sensorial ways of understanding existence in all its complexity. Her work explores the interplay between acts at different levels – individual, collective, communal, municipal, state, national, international – in the context of a global, digitally-enabled society. The aesthetics in her artworks treads the line between naive and polished, messy and sleek, humorous and disjointed. For instance, she drowned a lot of tiny people in a bath to make
    a point about social media. Kat has a PADI open water diving license and also licence to be crew on the yacht.

    Gjino Šutić
    http://ur-institute.org/
    http://biotweaking.com/
    Researcher, innovator, artist, educator, founder and CEO & CSO at UR Institute & Gen0 Industries

    Gjino Šutić conducts research in several fields of science, such as biotechnology & biomedicine, electronics, robotics, computer science & IT, engineering, nanotechnology etc. with a focus on bioelectronics and
    biorobotics. His work combines complex electronics and biotechnology, and he often uses artistic representation for the demystification of science and for bringing it closer to ordinary citizens.

    Using a DIY approach to biotechnology (biohacking), he designs and DIY manufactures necessary instruments and materials. He invented the concept of “Biotweaking” (improvement of living organisms or their components to exhibit and use their full potential) which fully defines his philosophy and work.

    Since 2012, Gjino started publicly displaying his inventions and innovations such as; SRCE, B.O.C.A., MeBUMZ etc., in a variety of scientific and art exhibitions and cultural events in Croatia and abroad. Also, he started teaching as an informal educator in biotweaking. In 2013 he founded and started working as CEO & CSO of the non-profit citizen’s Universal Research Institute UR, where he also holds workshops, teaches and experiments. In 2015 founded and started working as CEO & CSO of Gen0 Industries – for production and development of innovations.

    PIKSEL
    Piksel is an annual event for artists and developers working with free and open source software, hardware and art. 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 free and open source software. Piksel’s upcoming edition will be devoted to DIY (Do It Yourself) biotechnology applied to art.

    In collaboration with S.Net Conference, UIB and KHIB Bergen

    More info and full program:

    SNET Conference 2016


  • 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).


  • Piksel16 Call for projects

    Piksel16
    November 24-27 2016
    Bergen, Norway
    Deadline – june 30. 2016 !!!!!!!!!!
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    Piksel 16 Call for paper

    Piksel is an international event for artists and developers working with Free/Libre and Open Source technologies in artistic practice. It is organized 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 free technologies, free culture & art.

    Piksel16, ZERO-level, wants to focus on the biological and social aspects of the sea as a sustainable environment. Zero in the meaning of: zero-emissions, zerofootprints, zero-waste, zero-energy, zero-pollution, zero-plastic, zero-trash. Also Zero encourages bioefficiency, bioecology, marine inheritance, sustainable maritim transport, sea communication, civil society, water as a playground, and civil engagement.

    Please use the online submit form at:
    Call for Projects


  • Neural Magazine reviews Piksel15 Get A-Life!

    Nice review of ‘Piksel15 Get A-life! Festival’ in this great Italian magazine, Neural.

    Piksel 15 Neural Magazine

    Neural is a printed magazine established in 1993 dealing with new media art, electronic music and hacktivism. It was founded by Alessandro Ludovico and Minus Habens Records label owner Ivan Iusco in Bari (Italy).


  • Full program PIKSEL15 Get A-Life! now online!

    PIKSEL15 Get A-life!
    Festival for elektronisk kunst og fri teknologi

    From 19th to 22nd of November
    Bergen Norway
    Østre, S12, Ungdomshuset 1880, BIKS.

    Opening night: from 18:00 to 24:00 19th November

    Molecular biology has for many years proved to be a great tool that accelerates our knowledge of biological phenomena, allowing us to redesign, reinvent and even recreate it.  With this ability to change the basis of biological nature, ethical and social questions have arisen, but one of the most important is: Who can access this technology?

    A growing community of biologists, artists and technophiles is experimenting in kitchens, workshops and DIY laboratories.

    Speculative projects by artists within open biohacking, DIY synthetic biology and Artificial Life (A-life) co-exists with those in the institutional laboratories and have been instrumental in raising critical and political issues within these fields.

    Piksel15 Get A-Life! supports the DIY open bio artists community and brings to Bergen the work of more than 70 artists dealing with these questions.

    Aurelia 1+Hz, from Robertina Šebjanič, try to solve the artificial life equation, she proposes a jelly fish as the organic life in charge of it. Bio Vortex, envisions a hybrid musical instrument, part living, part electromechanical that gets “tired” due to the bioluminescent algae fatigue. Cristian Delgado proposes to control the behaviour of the DNA and even the bacterias with sound and camera as they will be robots.

    The city of Bergen has awaken the interest of artists: John Bowers and Tim Shaw (Bergen Invocation) in collaboration with workshop attendees will rework a new soundscape of the city, making recordings and conducting rituals in sites selected for their geological and historical importance.

    The artwork SATELLITEN will draw the position of the satellites passing by the Bergen sky over old maps of the area. COCICLO from the Canadian artist Alexandre Castonguay, will mark the pollution levels with chalk at Bergen’s streets, as a temporal data tattoo.

    In collaboration with the project NORTH Creative Network under the EEA Norway Grants program, Piksel15 will host a “DIY A-Life! Seminar” where
    experts speakers, researches and artists will discuss open biotechnology, DIY bioart, DIY synthetic molecular biology, Artificial Life (A-life) and bioethics applied to the practice of bioart.

    For the youngest, PikselKidZ wants to bring new media art practices to kids and youngsters through three workshops to enjoy the city. Renewable energy, natural and urban environment using mobile apps, solar energy creatures, maps, augmented realities, water sensors, … SUN! WATER! GO!

    Full program:
    http://15.piksel.no


  • Piksel KidZ OPEN call for participants!!

    PIKSEL KIDS Lab 🙂

    CITY-SUNS!, CITY-WATER!, CITY-GO!
    a new media art lab for kids!

    ****To register email to tiril(at)piksel.no ****

    The workshops are free to attend, but with a limited number of seats. Sign up NOW!

    See english text below..
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    ​PIKSELKIDZ
    Er du mellom 8 og 18 år gammel? Så sjekk ut våre KIDZ og ikke-fullt-så-KIDZ verksteder!

    CITY-GO!
    Har du en historie å fortelle om Bergen? Og som som du vil andre skal få høre når de går rundt i byen?
    City-go! gir deg opplevelsen av en utvidet virkelighet av Bergen by skapt av DEG!
    Velg et sted i Bergen som betyr noe spesielt for deg, og fortell oss hvorfor. Du får spille inn historien din og legger den inn i kartet på appen vår, og når noen besøker stedet ditt vil historien bli gjenfortalt!

    CITY SUNS!
    Har du lyst å lage en robotskulptur som styres av sollys? Sammen med kunstneren Egil Paulsen vil du få produsere skulpturer som får energien sin fra solen, og omformer denne til kinetisk energi. Kunstverkene som produseres av deltakerne vil bli en del av utstillingen Piksel Kids under Pikselfestivalen, 2015.

    CITY WATER!
    Er du nysgjerrig på vann og klima? Hva betyr det at vannet er sunt eller usunt, og hva trengs i vannet for at dyr og organismer skal kunne leve i det? På dette verkstedet får du lage dine egne sensorer og instrumenter til å teste vannkvaliteten med, og resultatene blir visualisert i Minecraft! Vi drar til sjøen i Bergen og tester hvordan det går med vannet der. Bli med, og vær en miljøbiolog for to dager!

    PIKSELKIDZ
    er du mellom 8 og 1 8 år gammel? Så sjekk ut våre KIDZ og ikke-fullt-så-KIDZ verksteder!

    Verkstedene er gratis, men med begrenset plass
    For påmelding, send email til: tiril (at) piksel.no (merk med Piksel Kidz)
    http://15.piksel.no
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    Are you between 8 and 18 years old? Check out our KIDZ and no so KIDZ electronic workshops!

    CITY-GO!
    Do you have a story to tell us about Bergen? Do you want everybody to hear when they walk throughout the city?
    City-go! proposes an augmented aurality experience of the Bergen city created by YOU.
    Choose a point in Bergen and tell us a story about it. Record the story in a sound studio and attach it to the Bergen map thorugh an smartphone app. When somebody visit the same location with their phone, the stories become alive again!

     

    CITY SUNS!
    Would you like to make a sculpture that gets alive with the sun?
    With the participation of the artist Egil Paulsen, you will produce robotic sculptures whose energy source is the sun. These sculptures make up small engines that convert solar energy into kinetic energy. The art produced by all participants will be part of the exhibition Piksel Kids program within the Piksel Festival 2015.

     

    CITY WATER!
    Are you a “water curious?”, does a certain temperature and muddy water mean the water is healthy? Or do we need water full of useful stuff for animals to live in it?
    In this workshops, you will be “making” your own computer sensors and devices to test the water. Will go to the Bergen shores and test how is the water doing in here. Join us to be an environmental biologist for 2 days!!!


  • 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

     


  • North Creative Network and Pikslaverk

    From 21th of June to June 24th the Pikselaverk festival in Iceland hold the NORTH – Creative Network project. Piksel part of this EEA grant project took part with the DIY DNA action “From NSA to DNA” from the Piksel artists Gisle Frøysland and Maite Cajaraville.

    From NSA to DNA

    From NSA to DNA

    NORTH – Creative Network is a response to the unstable situation of this moment, which requires constant and rapid changes in culture and art sector finding new, innovate solutions for more sustainable future. Past years, new media artists have developed and expanded their field of interests far beyond the so-called “new media” borders. They are engaged in sustainability issues, looking at them from different perspectives – social, cultural, environmental and technological. NORTH Creative Network (NCN) – for open innovation and cultural exchange will be developed by project partners from Latvia, Iceland and Norway in a result of the project activities, taking place in all three countries. The project mission is to contribute towards sustainable culture development by designing and building more accessible routes into the sector of creative industries.

    Pikslaverk is an electronic art festival dedicated this year to art and science. Pikslaverk opened with Anna Fríða Jónsdóttir‘s performance based on data from earthquicks in the glacier Bardarbunga. She was accompanied by the bassist Haraldur Ægir Guðmundsson. Other artists participating in the exhibition are Raits Smits, Ragnar Már Nikulásson, Olga Kisseleva, Gisle Frøysland, Maite Cajaraville, Hrund Atladóttir and Katla Rós. There will also be display of photographs from the geologists Hrafnhildur Hannesdóttir and Snævarr Guðmundsson as well as Frederick Howell, Jack Ives, Ólaf Magnússon, Helga Arason, Ingólf Ísólfsson, Tretow Loof and danish surveyors from early 20th Century.

    Pikslaverk festival was organized in connection to the workshop Melting on Ice which took place in Reykjavik during May 19th to 21st. Melting on Ice workshop was a series of lectures and a fieldtrip to the glacier Sólheimajökull. The workshop and the festival are part of a collaborative project called NORTH Creative Network – for open innovation and cultural exchange supported by an EEA grants.

    NORTH Creative Network partners are Lorna, association for electronic arts, the organizer of Piksalverk festival, Rixc from Riga, Piksel from Bergen and i/o/lab from Stavanger.

    Pikslaverk festival is organized in collaboration with Raflost festival and Raflost workshop at the Iceland Arts Academy.
    Project coordinator: Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir.
    Assistant : Ragnar Már Nikulásson.


  • PIKSEL15 – open Call for Projects:- deadline June 30

    Piksel15
    November 19-22 2015
    Bergen, Norway

    open CALL for PROJECTS
    For the exhibition and other parts of the program we currently seek projects in the following categories:

    1. Installations
    Projects to be included in the exhibitions. The works must be realized by
    the use of free and open source technologies. For Piksel15 we specially
    encourage projects in the field of DIY BIOart and renewable/sustainable
    technologies to apply.

    2. Audiovisual performance
    Live art realized by the use of free software and/or open/DIY hardware.

    3. Presentations
    Innovative DIY/open hardware and audiovisual software tools or software art
    released under a free/open license. (Also includes presentations of artistic
    projects realized using free/open technologies.) For Piksel15 we specially
    encourage projects in the field of DIY BIOart and renewable/sustainable
    technologies to apply.

    4. Workshops
    Hands on workshops utilizing free software and/or open/DIY hardware for
    artistic use. For Piksel15 we specially encourage projects in the field of
    DIY BIOart and renewable/sustainable technologies to apply.

    5. PikselSavers
    Video and software art based on the screensaver format – short audiovisual
    (non)narratives made for endless looping. Possible thematic fields includes
    but are not limited to: sustainable resource allocation, renewable
    technologies, energy harvesting, fair trade hardware, free content, open
    access, open data, DIY economy, shared development. The works must be
    realized by the use of free/open source technologies. –

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    !!!!!!!!!! Deadline – June 30. 2015 !!!!!!!!!!
    Please use the online submit form at: http://piksel.no/ocs or send documentation material – preferably as a URL to online documentation with images/video to piksel15 (AT) piksel.no


    Piksel15 is supported by the Municipality of Bergen, Arts Council Norway,
    PNEK and others.

    more info: www.piksel.no


  • 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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  • Introducing ShrimpCraft! Tools for the water curious. OPEN workshop

    Amanda Steggell (Oslo, Norway) with Ross Dalziel and Adrian McEwen (Liverpool)
    Open call for participants!
    OPEN SOURCE FESTIVALS – DO IT ANYWAY (Sheffield, Uk)
    16-05-2015 12:00 16:00

    ShrimpCraft! is a project building water sensing computer kits with- and for kids.

    The approach is for the group to become co-researchers and assemble simple water sensors based on the Arduino platform, and then use them to explore their water environment.

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    Instead of Arduino, we use shrimping.it to buy ‘shrimp core’ kits with Persistence Of Vision extender kits. Shrimping sell cheap kits and distribute free information on how to build Arduino compatible breadboards for prototyping.

    Children build their own ‘computers’ and sensors and then visualise the data using simple LEDs flashing on the breadboard, a simple processing sketch and then draw graphs in minecraft on the FACT server at mc.fact.co.uk as its a space young people are very engaged with. Along the way they are introduced to how to go about making inferences from the data they collect in the environment; does a certain temperature and muddy water mean the water is healthy? Or do we need water full of useful stuff for animals to live in it?

    More info at:
    http://cheapjackprojects.tumblr.com/post/93588881181/shrimpcraft-tools-for-the-water-curious

    To participate send an email to: piksel15[at]piksel.no

    Amanda Steggell (Oslo, Norway) is choreographer, Professor at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Academy of Dance. She works with shifting contexts of choreography in contemporary society through open research and experimentation.

    Together with Ross Dalziel (DoeS Liverpool , UK) she is co-founder of Currently, a research initiative that aims to get people to engage with the marine world in new ways across different disciplines, from sailing to soap making and computer science.

    Participating are a loose collective of artists, architects, scientists and technologists living mainly in coastal regions of Norway and the UK. From 2013-14 they have included Hillevi Munthe, Elisabeth Weihe, Jana Winderen, Etienne Gernez, Adrian McEwen, Hans Jørgen Wallin Weihe and artist groups Open Source Swan Pedalo, Owl Project and POINT FIVE. They have worked alongside Liverpool’s National Oceanographic Centre (NOC), National Museums Liverpool, Liverpool Maritime Museum and National Maritime Museum Oslo.

    Each has a passion for the water and a drive to uncover hidden and forgotten spaces of the marine environment. Together they are producing new, exciting and eclectic work for the public to engage and play with – an open response to the marine sciences and maritime culture.

    http://www.currently.no
    http://www.testingtesting.org


  • Piksel17
    The 15th edition of the Piksel Festival takes place November 16th-18th 2017. We are now open for proposals. Deadline is 1st of July 2017.

    Submit your proposal!
    
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