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Press Note PIKSEL16 ZERO Level

Piksel 16, ZERO-Level
elektronisk kunst og fri teknologi
24-27 Nov
Bergen, Norway

PIKSEL16 Festival ZERO-LEVEL, elektronisk kunst og fri teknologi.

An independent look at the Bergen’s marine environment.

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From 24 to 27th of November, artists from a dozen of countries will meet at the PIKSEL International Festival in Bergen. Throughout concerts, installations, performances, workshops and presentations, artists will share different ways to look at our marine environment.

Are the fish we eat “feminized” by pollution? In a post-internet era, how would we create an alternative communication network? How can we collect direct data from our seas and learn to interpret that? Is the boat a new artistic mobility tool? Is it possible to prototype with ZERO-emission?

Biotechnology is no longer just a subject for scientists; experimental artists are also researching biological, biopolitical and bioefficiency issues that affect society as a whole. As conscious citizens, artists raise these questions to the general public through art works, performances and workshops where everyone is invited to participate.

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, zero-footprints, zero-waste, zero-energy, zero-pollution, zero-plastic, zero-trash. Also Zero encourages bio-efficiency, bio-ecology, marine inheritance, sustainable maritime transport, sea communication, civil society, water as a playground, and civil engagement.

Piksel 16, ZERO-Level is an international festival for electronic art and technological freedom in Bergen. From the 24th to the 27th of November; concerts, AV performances, exhibitions and workshops will take place at BAS, PIKSEL Studio 207, Rom 8 and the Mill. Artists coming from a dozen countries will be presenting DIY bio-art, DIY electronics instruments, visual programming, live coding and FM radio workshops, installations and performances.

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Check out the program at http://16.piksel.no/
Find us in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piksel.no/


Facebook is not internet

Facebook is not internet
In my last visit to Mexico I realized wifi connection was all over the city (a city of 22 millions of people!) wow, that was a great thing! The surprise was yet to come, the internet connection only permitted to browse through facebook, if the info is not in FB then you can not access.

Yes, we all know about it but, did we experienced that raw news beating right in our nose? Not me, at least.

Then I realized that FB is taken all our content (yes, we all knew that), all our videos, all our discussions (impossible to trace or search), all our pics (which becomes just a number in the FB data base and are impossible to trace either, not even the author or anything) and the worst of it: you can not make advanced searches in FB content, cause it is awful. Of course soon, Mark will make a good search engine, then we all be captives forever.

Meanwhile our webpages languish, our pic galleries are not visited anymore, good bye to our statistics visitor numbers, etc. And see who is the one getting advantage to all our followers? Yes, FAcebook.

So, this is a test to keep updating our pages, and hopefully to recover our visitors to our pages and to our content. Let’s see what happens.


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).


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,
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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.


PIKSEL[X] open CALL for projects

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Piksel[X]
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 !!!!!!!!!!

 


Funware Residency: Naked on Pluto by Dave Griffiths, Aymeric Mansoux and Marloes de Valk

“You are 4.3 billion kilometres away from the nearest human, what would you like to do?”

Naked on Pluto is a text-based multiplayer game on Facebook. You are stranded on the planet Pluto, naked, alone. Your world is empty except for fragments of data, objects relating to your past life on social networks – but seen through the distorted lens of the game world. You can explore this world, at first alone and later in the game you’ll be able to invite and interact with friends. You can add and manipulate objects you encounter, interact with others and bots. Once you enter deeper into this world and web of data, you become aware of increasing complexity, characters appear you may recognise – are they friends or animated bits of data? Information is substituted and modified in subtle ways. Is it possible to remember what was ever real in the first place?

The game explores the limits and nature of social networks from within, slowly pushing the boundaries of what is tolerated by the companies that own them, carefully documenting this process as we go. Story and play are combined with an investigation on how exposed we are on social networks, and how our data are being used. (continue reading…)


PikselSavers – Call for Entries

■■ PikselSavers – Screensavers that makes a difference!
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■■ Piksel @ Meta.Morf

As part of the screening programme at the Meta.Morf Biennal in Trondheim, Norway oct. 7 – nov. 7 2010, Piksel will curate a special event called
PikselSavers.

PikselSavers use the screensaver as a point of departure and inspirational springboard connecting to the main festival theme ‘New.Brave.World’.
We are looking for videos and software based on the screensaver format – short audiovisual (non)narratives made for endless looping.  Possible thematic fields includes but are not restricted to: sustainable resource allocation, renewable technologies, energy harvesting, fair trade hardware, free content, open access, DIY economy, shared development.

■■ Call for Entries

Please use our submission form at http://piksel.no/pulse/pikselsavers or send a mail with  a short description of the work and bio of author(s) to info [at] piksel.no. A preview version of the work should be provided as an online or downloadable video or source code. The following criteria must be met:

– Format: digital video or executable software including sound made to run full screen at minimum 720p resolution.
– The work must be produced using free/open source software.
– Videos should be available in a free/open format (ogg/theora/dirac).
– Software works should be available as source code under a free/open license.

!!! Deadline postponed! – now you have until July 15th 2010 !!!

(continue reading…)


Lyq: Leak Your Query


Lyq – a newly released  Google Chrome Extension by Kentaro Fukuchi.

Lyq: Leak Your Query
– Know What Google Knows –

Lyq (Leak Your Query, pronounced as leak) is a micro “unintentional” blogging tool that tweets (leaks) what you’ve searched automatically. It is a Google Chrome Extension, and after you’ve installed Lyq, it discloses your search query every your search query at various search services such as Google or Bing. Everyone can know what information you needed, where you wanted to go, or what you thought, what previously only your search services could know.

Do NOT use this extension unless you know what you are doing with it. You will face serious security risks.

For further information, go http://megaui.net/fukuchi/works/lyq/index.en.html
See http://twitter.com/kentaro_search for what Lyq tweets and what Kentaro  searched.


Open Source research residency

Perte de Signal :: Rustines | Lab (Montréal, Canada)
Open call – Open Source research residency

*December 1st :: Open Source research Residency :: Rustines|Lab*

Workshop, residency centre, and venue for dissemination, Rustines|Lab is a creative research-creation lab dedicated to supporting media arts, new media, and audio art projects. The lab’s primary purpose is to provide our community with a place to connect with various actors and
practitioners in both local and international contemporary art scenes. It is also devoted to providing emerging artists with production spaces,
technical resources, and programs for research-creation to assist in the production of performance and installation projects. (continue reading…)


Streaming now!! rainforest IV – David Tudor – Area10 / london

A10lab, Area10, Apo33, Noise=Noise, Beyond Signal, Fibrr Records &
Sound Research Practice, Goldsmiths presents:

RAINFOREST IV – DAVID TUDOR

“a collaborative environmental work, spatially mixing the live sounds
of suspended sculptures and found objects, with their transformed
reflections in an audio system. ”

STREAMING NOW

During 2 days, if you couldn’t join us, you could listen at us :
http://stream.r23.cc:2323/rainforest.mp3.m3u

and tomorrow even watch the whole installation 🙂
http://stream.r23.cc:2323/rainforest.ogg.m3u (continue reading…)


ad undas @ breakthrough

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ad undas
http://noemata.net/adundas/

AD UNDAS is a social network service using the sea as medium. The
network uses messages in bottles as the main communication. More than
connecting and interacting with other people, as in Facebook, MySpace,
Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., ad undas aims at a dislocation of
representation (people, time, space), and an uncycling of events, as a
breakthrough from semi-closed web circuits towards a widening
perception of communication and state of affairs, expressed in the
three-fold strategy of listening, gleaning, and littering. (continue reading…)


The Microcode Primer, a guide for non-coders towards a conceptual appreciation of code

Pall Thayer has  published a short text to help non-coders along in developing a  conceptual appreciation of programming code in coded artwork. It uses Microcodes as examples.

Get it here:

http://pallit.lhi.is/microcodes/MCprimer.pdf

The primer is also accessible from the Microcodes website.


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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