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Pressemelding 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.

Et uavhengig blikk på Bergens marine miljø

Fra 24. til 27. november samles kunstnere fra et dusin land på PIKSEL Internasjonale Festival i Bergen. Gjennom konserter, installasjoner, performancer, workshoper og presentasjoner vil kunstnerne dele sine forskjellige innfallsvinkler til vårt marine miljø.

Er fisken vi spiser blitt «femininisert» av forurensing? Hvordan kan vi skape et alternativt kommunikasjonsnettverk i en post-internett tidsalder? Hvordan kan vi samle inn forskningsdata fra havet og lære oss å tolke dem? Kan båter utgjøre et nytt omreisende verktøy for kunstnerisk virksomhet? Er det mulig å lage havgående prototyper basert på nullutslipp?

Bioteknologi er ikke lenger bare et emne for vitenskapsfolk. Også eksperimentelle kunstnere forsker på biologiske, biopolitiske og bioeffektive spørsmål som påvirker samfunnet i sin helhet. Som bevisste samfunnsborgere gransker kunstnere disse spørsmålene og sender dem videre til resten av befolkningen gjennom kunstverk, performancer og workshoper hvor alle er invitert til å delta.

Piksel 16, ZERO-Level, ønsker å rette fokus mot biologiske og sosiale aspekter ved havet som et bærekraftig miljø. ZERO (null) som i: nullutslipp, nullavtrykk, nullavfall, nullenergiforbruk, nullforurensning, nullplastikk, nullforsøpling. Festivalen ønsker også å oppmuntre til bioeffektivitet, bioøkologi, marin arv, bærekraftig sjøtransport og kommunikasjon, vann som lekeplass, og sivilt engasjement.

Piksel 16, ZERO-Level er en internasjonal festival for elektronisk kunst og teknologisk frihet som holdes i Bergen. Fra 24. til 27. november vil konserter, AV-performancer, utstillinger og workshoper finne sted ved BAS (Bergen Arkitekthøgskole), PIKSEL Studio 207 i Strandgaten, Rom 8, og Møllen på Hegreneset. Kunstnere fra et dusin land vil presentere DIY biokunst, DIY elektroniske instrumenter, visuell programmering, livekoding, workshoper for FM-radio, installasjoner og performancer.

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Amazing DAY 1 at “Sushi Roulette” workshop

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Piksel in collaboration with S.Net Conference, UIB and KHIB Bergen presents

Sushi Roulette, a workshop commissioned by Piksel to Kat Austen and Gjino Šutić

12-14 October 2016
At the Student Center, UIB | BERGEN
Explore plastic pollutants in the marine environment using DIY science
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Artists and scientists Kat and Gjino invite us to examine the unseen and hard to detect impact of our increasing use of “hidden” plastic – plastic that we can’t see, like micro beads, or that we don’t (yet) have a narrative of as polluting, such as 3D printed materials. At the workshop, we’ll be refining DIY chemical tests for micro-plastics, looking at fish samples from the local fishmongers.

Over 4 days of activities, starting with sample collection on a field trip to the fish market, participants will go through a process of exploration of these newly developed DIY techniques, to better understand the presence of plastics in the marine environment around Bergen.

The workshop will culminate with a Sushi Roulette afterparty, where through the encounter with real and dummy sushi the participants are challenged to test their reactions to the thought of consuming plastics as
food.

Schedule:
Day 1: Tuesday 11 Oct. | Meet-up at 1st floor Mesanine, Student Center
3pm – 5pm: Field trip. Visit and finding fish at the Fish Market and other fish shops.

Day 2: Wednesday 12 Oct. | 1st floor Mesanine, Student Center
1pm to 6 pm: Workshop part 1: Establishing an open source and open hardware lab for DIY biology, chemistry and marine fauna research.
6pm-7pm: Cleaning the lab.


Solar kinetic sculptures workshop.

Piksel in collaboration with the S.Net Conference, UIB and KHIB
presents a

Do-It-Yourself lab for artistic and scientific research.

13 October 2016
1st floor Mesanine, Student Center, UIB | BERGEN
Sign-up by emailing: piksel16 (@) piksel.no

Solar kinetic sculptures

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Kinetic sculpture

Recycling, derelict materials, and self-sufficiency are keywords that would emerge in a possible future where new life forms will have to rely on other building blocks than those required for biology. Thinking of plastic being the only thing left for grabs for new life forms has resulted in a series of ‘living’ kinetic sculptures.

These sculptures would act like little sprouts from this extreme futuristic scenario.

The workshop will be run by artist Egil Paulsen. Attendants are invited to create playful little sculptures that move with the help of solar cells. Combine art and technology in a fun way by creating simple poetic machines, which in turn gives way to experiencing renewable energy technology, with movement and animism as aesthetic qualities.

Schedule:
1pm to 5 pm: Workshop: Participants will become familiar with how solar power works, and create art using renewable energy.

Artists’ bios
Egil Paulsen (Norway)
http://egilpaulsen.com

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. His works include 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.

Exhibitions and workshops at Juniutstillingen ‐ Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, 2015; Becoming Another: The Power of Masks ¬‐ Rubin Museum of Art, New York, 2015-¬‐2016; Piksel Festival 2014 ‐ Bergen, 2014; An Indifferent Map ‐ Galleri ApARTe, Iasi, Romania, 2014; Secitioning Experience -¬ Bachelorutstilling Avd. Kunstakademiet 2014; Breaking the Silence ¬‐ Galleri Totaldobze, Riga, Latvia; Born of Emptiness -¬ Galleri KICA, Krasnodar, Russland, 2013; Mate REALIZE -¬ Tallinn, Estland. Estonian Academy of Arts, 2013; Streaming Canvas -¬ “Bring Your Own Beamer”, Galleri Knipsu, Bergen 2012; Transcript -¬ Bergen/Stuttgart art exchange, Kunst-¬ og Designhøgskolen I Bergen, 2012; Crisis, What Crisis? -¬ European Exchange Academy, Beelitz-¬‐Heilstätten, Berlin, 2012.

PIKSEL
Piksel is an annual event for artists and developers working with free and open source software, hardware and art. Part workshop, part festival, it is organised in Bergen, Norway, and involves participants from more than a dozen countries exchanging ideas, coding, presenting art and software projects, doing workshops,
performances and discussions on the aesthetics and politics of free and open source software. Piksel’s upcoming edition will be devoted to DIY (Do It Yourself) biotechnology applied to art.

In collaboration with S.Net Conference, UIB and KHIB Bergen

More info and full program:

SNET Conference 2016


Explore plastic pollutants in the marine environment using DIY science.

Piksel in collaboration with S.Net Conference, UIB and KHIB Bergen presents a

Do-It-Yourself biolab for artistic and scientific research.

12-14 October 2016
At the Student Center, UIB | BERGEN
Sign-up by emailing: piksel16 (@) piksel.no

Explore plastic pollutants in the marine environment using DIY science

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Artists and scientists Kat and Gjino invite us to examine the unseen and hard to detect impact of our increasing use of “hidden” plastic – plastic that we can’t see, like micro beads, or that we don’t (yet) have a narrative of as polluting, such as 3D printed materials. At the workshop, we’ll be refining DIY chemical tests for micro-plastics, looking at fish samples from the local fishmongers.

Over 4 days of activities, starting with sample collection on a field trip to the fish market, participants will go through a process of exploration of these newly developed DIY techniques, to better understand the presence of plastics in the marine environment around Bergen.

The workshop will culminate with a Sushi Roulette afterparty, where through the encounter with real and dummy sushi the participants are challenged to test their reactions to the thought of consuming plastics as
food.

Schedule:
Day 1: Tuesday 11 Oct. | Meet-up at 1st floor Mesanine, Student Center
3pm – 5pm: Field trip. Visit and finding fish at the Fish Market and other fish shops.

Day 2: Wednesday 12 Oct. | 1st floor Mesanine, Student Center
1pm to 6 pm: Workshop part 1: Establishing an open source and open hardware lab for DIY biology, chemistry and marine fauna research.
6pm-7pm: Cleaning the lab.

Day 3: Thursday 13th Oct. | 1st floor Mesanine, Student Center
1pm to 5 pm: Workshop part 2.
5pm – 6pm: Debate: Public discussions with local scientist, environmental scientist, fisherman’s, artists and
interested parties.
6pm-7pm: Cleaning the lab.

Day 4: Friday 14 Oct. | 1st floor Mesanine, Student Center
12:30pm – 2pm: Setting up the exhibition and visual materials with the artists.
2 pm- 3pm: Sushi Roulette Closing Event: Public presentation of the outcome using all the data and tools
developed and recorded during the workshop days, and sushi served.

Artists’ bios
Kat Austen
http://katausten.com
http://worldflows.net http://opendroplet.org
Kat F Austen is a succession of experiences and an assemblage of aspirations. In the temporal melting-pot of her life so far she has produced work as an artist, an environmental scientist, a journalist, a writer and much in between. As an artist Kat deals with themes of environment, social justice, communities and human relations to digital culture. She creates experiences, stories and playful installations, mixing fact and fiction closely, so troublesome. She wants to touch your heart, mind, soul, body.

Kat is Artist in Residence at the Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences, University College London. She has exhibited widely, including at Museo Diego Rivera, Mexico City, Kulurbraueri, Berlin, Kreuzberg Pavillion, Berlin, The Crystal, London, Schwartz Gallery, London, Regenerate Gallery, London and Williams Art, Cambridge. She is Head of Research and Design at social enterprise iilab, leading the Open Droplet water sensor project, which was recently included on the Serpentine Gallery’s extinct.ly platform. With this project,
she is focussing on co-design, physically evocative representations of data and community stewardship of water.

Kat holds a PhD in chemistry from UCL and worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Cambridge. Her writing has appeared in Nature, The Ecologist and The Guardian, and she consults widely on the intersection of science, art and technology, including as a Futureshaper for Forum for the Future, for the European Commission and UK water regulator Ofwat.

The environment is Kat’s passion, and her interest is largely held by finding intellectual, experiential and sensorial ways of understanding existence in all its complexity. Her work explores the interplay between acts at different levels – individual, collective, communal, municipal, state, national, international – in the context of a global, digitally-enabled society. The aesthetics in her artworks treads the line between naive and polished, messy and sleek, humorous and disjointed. For instance, she drowned a lot of tiny people in a bath to make
a point about social media. Kat has a PADI open water diving license and also licence to be crew on the yacht.

Gjino Šutić
http://ur-institute.org/
http://biotweaking.com/
Researcher, innovator, artist, educator, founder and CEO & CSO at UR Institute & Gen0 Industries

Gjino Šutić conducts research in several fields of science, such as biotechnology & biomedicine, electronics, robotics, computer science & IT, engineering, nanotechnology etc. with a focus on bioelectronics and
biorobotics. His work combines complex electronics and biotechnology, and he often uses artistic representation for the demystification of science and for bringing it closer to ordinary citizens.

Using a DIY approach to biotechnology (biohacking), he designs and DIY manufactures necessary instruments and materials. He invented the concept of “Biotweaking” (improvement of living organisms or their components to exhibit and use their full potential) which fully defines his philosophy and work.

Since 2012, Gjino started publicly displaying his inventions and innovations such as; SRCE, B.O.C.A., MeBUMZ etc., in a variety of scientific and art exhibitions and cultural events in Croatia and abroad. Also, he started teaching as an informal educator in biotweaking. In 2013 he founded and started working as CEO & CSO of the non-profit citizen’s Universal Research Institute UR, where he also holds workshops, teaches and experiments. In 2015 founded and started working as CEO & CSO of Gen0 Industries – for production and development of innovations.

PIKSEL
Piksel is an annual event for artists and developers working with free and open source software, hardware and art. Part workshop, part festival, it is organised in Bergen, Norway, and involves participants from more than a dozen countries exchanging ideas, coding, presenting art and software projects, doing workshops,
performances and discussions on the aesthetics and politics of free and open source software. Piksel’s upcoming edition will be devoted to DIY (Do It Yourself) biotechnology applied to art.

In collaboration with S.Net Conference, UIB and KHIB Bergen

More info and full program:

SNET Conference 2016


TRANSPIKSEL, a touring festival in Central and South America.

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Piksel is proud to present TRANSPIKSEL, a touring festival in Central and South America.

Four days of workshops, exhibitions, audiovisual concerts and a BioARt Lab with international and local artists working on art and technology with a special focus on bioart, environmental sciences and DIY electronics to be held in Lima (Perú), Mexico City (CDMX) and Manizales (Colombia).

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TransPiksel PERÚ, Lima – August 17th -21st
TransPiksel COLOMBIA – August 24th – 27th
TransPiksel MÉXICO, Ciudad de Mexico – September 5th – 12th

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MOre info and full program:

www.transpiksel.net

TransPiksel is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, OCA, Bergen Kommune, Piksel Festival, PNEK (NO); Asimtria Festival, Fundación Telefónica (PE); UNAM, Arte + Ciencia, Bioscénica, Centro Cultural de España en Mexico (MX), Universidad de Caldas, Festival Internacional de la Imagen (CO).


Piksel16 Call for projects

Piksel16
November 24-27 2016
Bergen, Norway
Deadline – june 30. 2016 !!!!!!!!!!
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Piksel 16 Call for paper

Piksel is an international event for artists and developers working with Free/Libre and Open Source technologies in artistic practice. It is organized in Bergen, Norway, and involves participants from more than a dozen countries exchanging ideas, coding, presenting art and software projects, doing workshops, performances and discussions on the aesthetics and politics of free technologies, free culture & art.

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, zerofootprints, zero-waste, zero-energy, zero-pollution, zero-plastic, zero-trash. Also Zero encourages bioefficiency, bioecology, marine inheritance, sustainable maritim transport, sea communication, civil society, water as a playground, and civil engagement.

Please use the online submit form at:
Call for Projects


DIGITAL_IA 15: Competition for artists

COMPETITION FOR ARTISTS

IN THE FRAME OF THE DIGITAL_IA 15 FESTIVAL.

The total amount of prizes is 1200 EURO!

Application deadline_21.08.2015_ (date of post stamp)

We would like to invite you to participate in an International Competition digital_art_now addressed at artists creating interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary  art in the field of new media and using methods of Open Source software and/or hardware in artistic practice. Piksel is the co-organizer of  the competition and this years main partner of the Digital IA Festival.

For the competition we expect works which represent different artistic strategies and different media outputs connected to the exhibition theme: from video, through multi-media installations, interactive installations, performance, network projects (net art), up to multi-media concert projects, live cinema, mapping and activities in urban space, etc.

The competition is mainly addressed at artists interested in using digital media in their work and beside that at any work integrating “old” and “new” media in specific projects in an interesting manner.

    

Photo: 13muz archive / Justyna Orłowska, Remix , 2014, performance / the winner of the Grand Prix in 2014.

Jury_
_Piotr Zawojski_an artistic director of the Festival, Ph.D., an associate professor at the Faculty of Film Studies and Media Knowledge at the University of Silesia in Katowice and a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow.

_Felix Hardmood Beck_is a designer and technologist. He graduated at the University of Arts Berlin and was appointed as »Meisterschüler« in 2011. As Art Director and Concept Designer he works for ART+COM Studios. Specialized in the fields of Interaction and Experience Design he envisions innovative objects, designs media installations and develops medial environments and spatial experiences. His research interest and work focus is on the overlapping fields of design and technology. His works has been featured in a range of art and design publications and has gone on to several exhibitions and international design festivals around the globe. Having recently given talks and workshops at various events and universities throughout Europe and Middle East, Felix also enjoys sharing his passion through public speaking.

_Regina Tetens_graduate of the University of Arts in Berlin and the curator of the Main Exhibition entitled “Re_Manufact”. In 2014 she was the Artistic Director of the Photography Playground in Cologne and Vienna, now currently working as an artistic project manager at ART +COM Studios. Besides her curatorial experience she was and is producing art exhibition, among others, in a gallery in Berlin, at Exit Art in New York, at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin and for the Berlin Biennale.

_Bernhard Draz_has been working since 1993 as a visual artist, independent curator, freelance art theorist and cultural manager. In 2000 he took part at the “Arti Visive 3/L‘Occhio in Ascolto” biennial in Genoa, and was displayed in the Villa Manin di Passeriano. From 2001 to 20002 he was project director and artist for the
exhibition series “FRAKTALE”, and from 2003 to 2010 he developed numerous art works at construction projects in southern Germany. In 1997 he founded the art and studio house MEINBLAU. Beside that he is a lecturer for the research studies course “Curating” at the University of the Arts in Berlin.

MEINBLAU project room_is discourse-oriented and interdisciplinary exhibition space. It serves as a forum for artistic self-organization, and basically aims at creating an aesthetic dialogue between the objects
on display and the specific architectural situation.

_Gisle Frøysland_a musician, VJ and visual artist. He is a founding member of BEK – the Bergen Centre for Electronic Art and initiator/director of the Piksel festival. His work has been presented at several international festivals like Electrohype, Dissonanze, Transmediale, Borealis, Ultima, MakeArt, Pixelache, Mal au Pixel and Electropixel. His past collaborators include KKNull, Emi Maeda, VuNhatTan, John Hegre, Lasse Marhaug, BAKtruppen and Motherboard.

_Ked Olszewski_ the curator of the 13 Muz City Art Gallery. A visual artist, a creator of photo installations and the creator of culture. An initiator and the artistic director of the inSPIRACJE Visual Arts Festival. An associate professor in charge of the Department of Photography of the Academy of Arts in Szczecin.

_Bernhard Draz_has been working since 1993 as a visual artist, independent curator, freelance art theorist and cultural manager. In 2000 he took part at the “Arti Visive 3/L‘Occhio in Ascolto” biennial in Genoa, and was displayed in the Villa Manin di Passeriano. From 2001 to 20002 he was project director and artist for the exhibition series “FRAKTALE”, and from 2003 to 2010 he developed numerous art works at construction projects in southern Germany. In 1997 he founded the art and studio house MEINBLAU.Beside that he is a lecturer for the research studies course “Curating” at the University of the Arts in Berlin.

Participation_conditions

The notified projects shall be executed no ealier then 2013. Detailed information concerning the participation conditions in the Competition have been listed in the Regulations below or under the following e-mail address: digitalia2015@13muz.eu

Interested persons are asked to send their applications by 21st August 2015 to the following address:

13muz / Kamila Pałka
pl. Żołnierza Polskiego 2,
70-551 Szczecin, Poland

REGULATIONS

APPLICATION FORM 

Organisers:
Cultural Institution the City of Szczecin 13muz (13muz.eu)
Piksel Festival (piksel.no)
City of Szczecin (szczecin.eu)
Norway Funds (eog2016.mkidn.gov.pl)

The competition of Digital_ia 2015 project co-financed from EEA funds coming from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and national resources.

www.eeagrants.org

 


North Creative Network and Pikslaverk

From 21th of June to June 24th the Pikselaverk festival in Iceland hold the NORTH – Creative Network project. Piksel part of this EEA grant project took part with the DIY DNA action “From NSA to DNA” from the Piksel artists Gisle Frøysland and Maite Cajaraville.

From NSA to DNA

From NSA to DNA

NORTH – Creative Network is a response to the unstable situation of this moment, which requires constant and rapid changes in culture and art sector finding new, innovate solutions for more sustainable future. Past years, new media artists have developed and expanded their field of interests far beyond the so-called “new media” borders. They are engaged in sustainability issues, looking at them from different perspectives – social, cultural, environmental and technological. NORTH Creative Network (NCN) – for open innovation and cultural exchange will be developed by project partners from Latvia, Iceland and Norway in a result of the project activities, taking place in all three countries. The project mission is to contribute towards sustainable culture development by designing and building more accessible routes into the sector of creative industries.

Pikslaverk is an electronic art festival dedicated this year to art and science. Pikslaverk opened with Anna Fríða Jónsdóttir‘s performance based on data from earthquicks in the glacier Bardarbunga. She was accompanied by the bassist Haraldur Ægir Guðmundsson. Other artists participating in the exhibition are Raits Smits, Ragnar Már Nikulásson, Olga Kisseleva, Gisle Frøysland, Maite Cajaraville, Hrund Atladóttir and Katla Rós. There will also be display of photographs from the geologists Hrafnhildur Hannesdóttir and Snævarr Guðmundsson as well as Frederick Howell, Jack Ives, Ólaf Magnússon, Helga Arason, Ingólf Ísólfsson, Tretow Loof and danish surveyors from early 20th Century.

Pikslaverk festival was organized in connection to the workshop Melting on Ice which took place in Reykjavik during May 19th to 21st. Melting on Ice workshop was a series of lectures and a fieldtrip to the glacier Sólheimajökull. The workshop and the festival are part of a collaborative project called NORTH Creative Network – for open innovation and cultural exchange supported by an EEA grants.

NORTH Creative Network partners are Lorna, association for electronic arts, the organizer of Piksalverk festival, Rixc from Riga, Piksel from Bergen and i/o/lab from Stavanger.

Pikslaverk festival is organized in collaboration with Raflost festival and Raflost workshop at the Iceland Arts Academy.
Project coordinator: Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir.
Assistant : Ragnar Már Nikulásson.


PIXEL LAB – CLOSING EVENT | 24, 25 & 26 APRIL 2015 (Paris)

PIXEL LAB | CLOSING EVENT

3 DAYS OF PERFORMANCES, SCREENINGS & DISCUSSIONS
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24, 25 & 26 April 2015
@ la Gaite lyrique, Paris

with : Nicolas Maigret, Brendan Howell, Benjamin Cadon, Jake Harries,
Owen Kelly, Susanne Palzer, Collectif Dardex, Maite Carajaville,
Andrew Gryf Paterson, Gwenola Wagon, Stéphane Degoutin, Philippe Vasset,
Inke Arns, Albert Laine …

http://www.malaupixel.org

&& http://gaite-lyrique.net/restitution-pixel-lab

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THREE DAYS OF OPEN MEETINGS, DISCUSSIONS, PERFORMANCES & SCREENINGS, AND
PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS ON THE ACTUAL ISSUES OF TECH NOLOGY.

As the closing event of Mal au Pixel’s one year long Pixel Lab program,
we are organizing a full week-end of performances, talks and workshops,
addressing technologies and innovation critically, with an ecological
sensibility.

On this occasion, Pixel Lab will examine and collectively reflect on of
some of the very topical questions raised by the « digital tsunami » :
the transformations of identities and sociabilities ; the speculation on
the value of social capital in the era of social networks ; the
concentration and centralization of the web in a context of global
surveillance ; the rise of supra-human algorithmic networked entities,
etc …

PROGRAM
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PERFORMANCES

Friday 24th April 2015, 8PM, La Gaité lyrique, Auditorium
– “The Pirate Cinema” – Brendan Howell & Nicolas Maigret
– “Spams Lifts Us Up Where We Belong, …” – Jake Harries
– “Attack Me Please At 2.432 GHz” – Benjamin Cadon
DISCUSSIONS

Saturday 25th April 2015, 2PM > 6PM, La Gaité lyrique, Plateau Média
– Owen Kelly, Andrew Gryf Paterson, Maite Cajaraville, Brendan Howell,
Susanne Palzer, Collectif Dardex.
SCREENINGS & DISCUSSIONS

Sunday 26th April 2015, 4PM > 7PM, La Gaité lyrique, Auditorium
– “World Brain”, by Gwenola Wagon & Stéphane Degoutin,
followed by a discussion with Stéphane Degoutin & Philippe Vasset
– “Eigenvalue : Technology as an Acting Subject” – Inke Arns
WORKSHOPS

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th April 2015, 2PM > 6PM, La Gaité lyrique
– “Gold Diggers” – Albert Laine
– “Data Sonification” – Benjamin Cadon

Full program on http://www.malaupixel.org

&& http://gaite-lyrique.net/restitution-pixel-lab

ABOUT PIXEL LAB | LABORATOIRE OUVERT
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Within the context of la Gaité lyrique’s Laboratoire Ouvert residency
program, Mal au Pixel has proposed from May 2014 to April 2015, a cycle
of open meetings, gatherings and workshops offering critical points of
view on current, emerging or future technologies. Artist and researchers
have been invited to transmit their know-how during a workshop, in areas
such as liquid data transmission low-tech systems to organic matter
based computers, celestial bodies tracking devices, Tempest based
radios, or even, cybernetic ghosts detectors.

In Parallel, Mal au Pixel and the Pixelache Network have conducted from
2013 to 2015, a cycle of international meetings and workshops. An
initiative gathering five European structures dedicated to open source
and open hardware : Pixelache (FI), Piksel (NO), Pikslaverk (IS) and
Access Space (UK). These collaborations aimed to build and feed a
database of resources and documentation on organizing festivals,
supported, the European fund Grundtvig.

Pixel Lab has been developed as part of a larger EU Grundtvig supported
project called Open Sourcing Festivals, co-produced by five experimental
art, design and technology organizations from the Pixelache Network and
focused on open source culture. Open Sourcing Festivals is a mobile
circuit of workshops and seminars organized across Europe during
2013-2015 by Piksel (NO), Pikslaverk (IS), Mal au Pixel (FR) and
Pixelache (FI). In the process the partners have been gradually working
towards ‘open-sourcing’ the knowledge embodied in their respective
workshops and festival production, in order to share it with a broader
range of users. A database of resources and documentation is under
construction and accessible at http://opensourcingfestivals.eu

In partnership with Pixelache Network. http://www.network.pixelache.ac
With the support of the Grundtvig Foundation for Life Long Learning.

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Mal au Pixel is produced by Artkillart

http://www.malaupixel.org

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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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