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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/


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.


APODIO OPEN workshop

APODIO OPEN CALL for participants

Romain Papion
APODIO is a free computer operating system towards artists and new designers, alternative to microsoft and apple, created in Nantes in the APO33 Lab. It is the new generation of a free and creative computer science.
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The new version 10 will be based on Xubuntu 14.04 LTS
Real swiss-army-knife software for audio, video, graphics, or 3D, Apodio is ready to use for a live an exhibition a performance or in a studio.


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 !!!!!!!!!!

 


Frei0r plugins 1.2 released

Finally, after 3 years of development the new Frei0r api is released! Frei0r is now widely adopted as the standard api for simple video effects on the GNU/Linux platform. It currently includes more than 80  effects and is  used  by free  video applications  such as [PureData],  [Open  Movie  Editor],  [DVEdit], [Gephex],  [LiVES],  [FreeJ],  [MøB], [VeeJay], [MLT], [KDEnLive] and others.

Here’s the full README for this release: (continue reading…)


PikselSavers – Call for Entries

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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 !!!

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Artist in residence Call for Proposals

Funware Shared Artist in Residence:
Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam (NL)
BALTAN Laboratories, Eindhoven (NL)
Piksel, Bergen (NO)

CALL

BALTAN, NIMk and Piksel have launched an open call for proposals as part of the exhibition project Funware. We are looking for interesting new software art projects that can be developed in the period of June – November 2010 through a shared residency. The new work developed during the residency will be presented in the Funware exhibition at MU in Eindhoven, at HMKV in Dortmund and as part of the Piksel festival 2010.

This residency is a collaboration between three labs, based on a desire to investigate the ways and potential of working within a network of labs that support the exchange and sharing of resources and knowledge. The form of this collaboration aims to provide the most specific and relevant support to artists working on art and technology projects in residence. Knowing the capacities and competences of each lab/organisation, the residency exchange will offer targeted support (in the form of resources, space, technical support, local context and time) to be provided at different stages of the research and development of the project specific to each organisation. Off- and online dissemination of form and content via this partnership and the building of structural relationships are crucial to the collaboration. (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.


Toonloop 1.1 released

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Alexandre Quessy  has just released Toonloop version 1.1 for Debian/Ubuntu GNU/Linux! The Debian packages for Toonloop and Pygame (its dependency) can be found at http://toonloop.com/?q=download

New in Toonloop 1.1 :
* Added groups of options. One for each effect.
* Unified interface to GLSL effects.
* Added simplechroma, lumakey, leavecolor and brcosa effects.
* Background image is one taken using a special key stroke.
* Able to add or delete frames anywhere in a clip.
* Playback direction : forward, backward, back&forth.
* Display a progress bar when saving a clip.
* Shift-Q to quit, and not ESC anymore.
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Pixelache Software of the Year 2010

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The Pixelache Software of the Year 2010 title is given to two different projects this time – pure:dyne by GOTO10 and APODIO by APO33. Both of these are ‘live CD’ projects – distribution versions of Gnu/Linux operating system, which boot on any PC laptop or desktop, including the intel-based Mac and x86 netbooks. These distributions are dedicated to creative multimedia tools for audio/video processing and real-time performance and aims to provide a full set of tools for the average media artists needs.

In addition to these two initiatives, we would like to draw attention to the practice of developing custom GNU/Linux distributions tailored for specific uses such as media production, audio/video streaming, hacktivism, art installations and more. Other such initiatives include dyne:bolic, Sahabuntu and PikseLiveCD. (continue reading…)


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…)


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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