Do It Anyway

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


Solar kinetic sculptures. OPEN workshop.

Egil Paulsen
Open call for participants!
OPEN SOURCE FESTIVALS – DO IT ANYWAY (Sheffield, Uk)
16-05-2015 12:00 16:00

Workshop by Egil Paulsen (Oslo, Norway).
Creating simple solar kinetic sculptures (full workshop plan is under development).

Solar Sculptures
Nature gives way to speciation depending on the building blocks it can offer. Only by the decades, enormous amounts of plastic, silicon and metals has been dug up, refined, and put into circulation. It has been said that we are the genitals of our technology. We exist only to improve next years model. How can we recognize this quiet neighbour?

Kinetic sculptures: solar cells, dc motors, melted plastic, infrared heating lamps, table.

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

Egil Paulsen works with installation, computer art, and video. He has a Bachelor degree from Bergen National Academy of the Arts where he was enrolled under Department of Fine Art. As a graduated Bachelor in computer science with a genuine interest in the subjects HCI and Accessibility, Egil has been involved in teaching, consulting and worked as an experience designer in many projects. Egil also works as a freelancer within visualization, illustration and system development.

Egil Paulsen will held a presentation showing works including Solar Sculptures, Ultrasonic Vision, WiFi-Shamanism, and a newly completed face tracking installation done for a big mask exhibition at Rubin Museum of Art in NY.


Sonification & the Physical. OPEN workshop

Jon Nordby
Open call for participants!
OPEN SOURCE FESTIVALS – DO IT ANYWAY (Sheffield, Uk)
16-05-2015 12:00 16:00

Workshop by Jon Nordby (Norway) where we will use visual programming in Flowhub to create custom sensors, interactions and sound experiences.

As a basis we have microcontrollers (Arduino) wired with sensors, both off-the-shelf and custom-built.
These we will connect to our laptops and/or embedded Linux machines (Raspberry Pi) and use
SuperCollider to create sound from these.
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Depending on the interest and feedback, we may go on to develop an installation or performance
to be completed during the festival.

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

Participants should bring:

* Laptop (Linux/OSX/Windows)
* Headphones

Links:

* [SuperCollider]
* [Flowhub]
* [sndflo]
* [MicroFlo]

Jon Nordby is a creative software and electronics engineer who specializes in open source, Linux and Embedded Systems. Previously he has contributed to various libre graphics projects, including MyPaint, GIMP and OpenRaster. Since early 2014 Jon works for The Grid, developing the Flowhub visual programming IDE and runtimes for microcontrollers (MicroFlo), image processing (imgflo) and sound synthesis (sndflo).
For the last year he is also an active member of the Bitraf makerspace in Oslo, researching and developing digital fabrication methods including 3d-printing.


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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