Tag: Free/Libre/Open Source Software

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…)


Piksel10 program 21 NOV 2010

PIKSEL10 : FINISSAGE!

Piksel10 is in its final day.
Last change to get your hands dirty in a workshop environment, before listening in on three different presentations.
At 5 pm Signe Lidén and Michal Kindernay will hold a finissage concert, playing their installation Angualar Momentum at Entree.

Piksel10 is signing off with five different live art performances at Studio USF, last act UKI, a provocative collaborative performance by Shu Lea Cheang, assisted by Martin Howse.

WORKSHOPS | KNIPSU 11:00-14:00

11:00 Mouse and keyboard hack – the way for a simple and universal interface [KNIPSU]

PRESENTATIONS | STUDIO USF 14:00-17:00

14:00 Cartografia Sonora Antarctica
15:00 RDEX presentation
16:00 CHEAP, FAT & OPEN

FINISSAGE | ENTREE

17:00 FINISSAGE CONCERT: Angular Momentum

LIVE ART | STUDIO USF 21:00-01:00

21:00 HYLICS
22:00 RDEX
23:00 Degenrative Illetrism
23:30 Dystophonia
23:45 UKI

See the full festival schedule.


Tools to Fight Boredom

Tools to Fight Boredom: FLOSS and GNU/Linux for Artists Working in the Field of Generative Music and Software Art. New Article by Marloes de Valk.

This article takes a look at the impact the operating system, programming languages and software, as a whole, have on the practice of artists working in the field of generative music and software art.
Proprietary operating systems lack the openness needed to create an environment that fulfills the specific needs of artists and musicians who program and programmers who produce art and music. “Hackability”,
the possibility to take things apart, modify, adjust, and improve, is an ever more important aspect that software artists and electronic musicians seek to include in their production environment. GNU/Linux and Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) possess this feature, and many more, providing artists with a truly creative and open environment, free of unnecessary technical limitations, predetermined interaction, lack of control over the work environment and dependence on software companies.

The article has been published in Volume 28, Issue 1, 2009 of the Contemporary Music Review journal. This issue, “Generative Music”, has been edited by Nick Collins and Andrew R. Brown. It features other articles from Karen Collins, Andrew R. Brown, Andrew Sorensen, Robert Rowe, Palle Dahlstedt, Margaret Schedel, Alison Rootberg , Paul Berg and Nick Collins.

You can purchase the journal here:
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=g909058006~db=arts
or preview the article online on Marloes’ website:
http://no.systmz.goto10.org/tools-to-fight-boredom.html


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

Submit your proposal!

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