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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


Piksel17
The 15th edition of the Piksel Festival takes place November 16th-18th 2017. Proposals for Piksel17 is currently under review. All applicants will be notified by mail about the jury decision by the end of September 2017.

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