Piksel Pulse

Piksel presents: <3-bit shirt wearable electronics workshop for young people

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In collaboration with Trafo we have invited Afroditi Psarra and Constanza Pina to host this exciting three-day workshop at the public library in Bergen.

Time: Monday 19. November – Wednesday 21. November.  4PM- 8PM

Who can attend: Young people between the ages 16 and 22. Anyone who is interested in wearable electronics, e-textiles, 8-bit music and DIY electronics. No necessary background in programming or electronics is required.

<3-bit is a workshop on wearable technology and sound experimentation. The aim of the workshop is to create a shirt capable of capturing and transmitting your heartbeat though the use of DIY electronics and creative coding. The workshop consists on a practical introduction to Arduino programming using the LilyPad micro-controller and experimenting with handmade speaker coils and building soft-circuits on fabric. Though the workshop the participants will be able to engage in the process of making electronic textiles and will share a fun hands-on experience with other like-minded individuals.

Sign up by e-mail to: info (AT) trafo (DOT) no

More info in Norwegian: http://trafo.no/prosjekter/107


Call: Piksel Remote Hacklab – Experimental Communication System Open Workshop, Venice

Piksel Remote Hacklab: Experimental Communication System Open Workshop,

Free 2-day workshop, Venice, May 28-29th, 12pm-late.

Recent studies have shown that the electrical resistance in soil above a buried carcass has a different resistivity to that of near by soil due to the decomposition of bodily tissue. The body leaves a “real”, quantifiable electrical trace when it is dead. Following this idea that traces of the dead can be measured via electricity it may be possible that these traces can be found elsewhere such as in the electromagnetic field.

In this workshop the construction of various electronic devices which apparently enhance the possibility of communication with spirits both audibly and visibly will be undertaken. Attempts at direct electromagnetic induction from such a vitalist earth to human brain will be made in the construction of a diy earth-brain interface, along with devices such as the Germanium Trans-Dimensional Communication Receptor (TDC) and other EMF detectors, emitters, and amplifiers.
These will then be applied to Venetian decomposing geo-bio canal soup mixes in a final experimental communication system performance.

The workshop is free. Places limited to 10.
May 28 – 29th, 12pm – late.

Officina delle Zattere,

Fondamenta Nani, 947 Dorsoduro

30123 Venezia, Italia

(Vaporetto stop: Zattere or Academia)

rsvp x@xxn.org.uk

http://mov-artist.com/

http://mov-artist.com/piksel/index.html

http://nnnnn.org.uk/doku.php?id=experimental_communication


First Piksels and Lines Orchestra performance at LGM13: MediaLab Prado in Madrid

As part of the Libre Graphics Meeting 2013: Future Tools held at the new building of MediaLab Prado in Madrid, Brendan Howell and Jon Nordby premier the Piksels and Lines Orchestra (PLO).

The Piksels and Lines Orchestra is an experimental performance system for graphic design. The image industry populates our visual culture, yet it exists in a world with an inner life that is invisible to most people. The orchestra shifts the focus from the end results to the actions and decisions that take place during the creative process.  By turning the tools of graphic design, the software applications, into instruments, the active labour and the operational gestures of designers are converted to sound. Actions like painting, cutting, setting text, adding layers, drawing shapes etc. are reflected by sonic events within a score.  At the same time, the system brings the audience visually into the everyday work environment of the designer by exposing the application interfaces as they are used. In order to make the necessary software modifications, the applications used in this project are all free and open source software.

Howell and Nordby are working with four volunteer actors this evening, performing the first composition for the PLO system, a noise opera set in a fictional design agency. The software instruments played in this performance include GIMPMyPaint, and Scribus, and  this instance of the PLO Soundserver is realized in SuperCollider.

The performance starts today Friday 12. April 21:30 GMT +1 and the live stream is found here.

The PLO system was commissioned by Piksel as part of  the Libre Graphics Research Project funded by EU, and realized through an artist residency throughout November/December 2012 in Bergen. The first presentation of the system was given at the 10th anniversary of the Piksel festival: Piksel [X] 24th November. The technical documentation, specifications and source code of the system is stored on GitHub.

The initial idea for the Piksels and Lines Orchestra commission was developed during the 3rd Libre Graphics Research Meeting held in Bergen June 2012, and is one of several commissions developed through the LGRU-project.


Piksel presents: Arduino workshop for young people in collaboration with Trafo

We have invited Afroditi Psarra from Athens to host this exciting three-day workshop at the public library in Bergen.

Time: Monday 19. November – Wednesday 21. November.  4PM- 8PM

Who can attend: Young people between the ages 16 and 22. Anyone who is interested in Arduino programming, e-textiles, 8-bit music and DIY electronics. No necessary background in programming is required.

This workshop consists of an introduction to Arduino programming through the creation of a simple embroidered synthesizer. The participants are going to engage in the process of prototyping and building DIY electronics on textile using various components – such as LEDs, resistors, sensors, buttons and buzzers, and conductive materials such as conductive thread and conductive fabric. Through the construction of an embroidered synthesizer the participants will get familiar with the concept of electronic textiles and soft-circuits and their use in fashion, art and performance, while experimenting on 8-bit sound.

More info about the workshop leader: http://afroditipsarra.com/index.php?/info/bio/

Sign up here: http://trafo.no/prosjekter/95/


PikselSavers 2012 Oct. 5 – 7 @ Gallery KIT during Meta.Morf in Trondheim

 

PikselSavers is a screening programme of short movies and software art curated by the Piksel festival. PikselSavers was commissioned by and first shown at the biennial for art and technology in Trondheim, Meta. Morf 2010. It was later presented at Pixelache Helsinki in March 2011 and at The Norwegian Telecom Museum during summer 2011.

The programme was selected based on an open call for participation and the 1st edition included 10 contributions from artists working in a wide range of digital media and techniques.

PikselSavers takes the screensaver as a point of departure and inspirational springboard. They are videos and software art based on the screensaver format – short audiovisual (non)narratives made for endless looping. Possible thematic fields include -but are not limited to: sustainable resource allocation, renewable technologies, energy harvesting, fair trade hardware, free content, open access, DIY economy, and shared development.

For the Piksel festival in 2011, two additional works were included in the PikselSavers series and from 2012 it was included as a specific thematic track in the Piksel festival programme.

PikselSavers 2012 edititon will be presented at the Meta.Morf festival in Trondheim October 5-7 at Gallery KiT. For the opening night on Friday October 5th it will be accompanied by the Piksel A/V system.

http://metamorf.no/?p=2231&lang=en

 


Piksel presents Opensound

28th August – 1st September

Piksel is hosting Opensound in Bergen at Kosmo (www.kosmo.as).

You are invited to join us for a week of workshops, concerts, discussions and presentations.

We will focus on projects based on Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) and/or DIY or Open Hardware and/or Free Culture.
The meeting will follow an informal unconference structure, leaving room in the schedule for creative collaborations/ social interaction and ad hoc performances/improv.

Fulll program: http://www.piksel.no/pulse/opensound/opensound-bergen-program

www.opensound.eu

 


Piksel presents: Xth Sense Workshop in Bergen, Norway 15. – 18. October 2012

Workshop: “Xth Sense, Biophysical Music” with Marco Donnarumma. Hands-on training in augmentation of the body for musical performance.
 Build your own low cost biosensing wearable device for muscle sounds.

Location: Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek, Bergen, Norway. Free admission. Monday October 15th- Thursday October 18th. 4 PM – 8 PM. Full program TBA.

Sign up via email:  info (AT) piksel.no

About:
New media and sonic artist, performer and teacher, Marco Donnarumma was born in Italy and is based in Edinburgh, UK.

Motivated by the principles of post-modernism and open source philosophy, his works explore the body to unfold alternate relations between Man and machine. Weaving a thread around biomedia research, musical and theatrical performance, participatory practices and subversive coding, he looks at the collision of critical creativity with humanized technologies. His biophysical system Xth Sense was named the 2012 “world’s most innovative new musical instrument” by the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, US.

 

This project is supported by The Municipality of Bergen


CALL: Piksels & Lines Orchestra Residency (PLO)

OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Piksels & Lines Orchestra Residency (PLO)

The Libre Graphics Research Unit is a traveling lab where ideas for creative tools are developed.
Its diverse activities range from the practical to the theoretical via writing, research meetings, experimental prototyping, conferences and workshops. The Research Unit is an initiative of four European media-labs actively engaged in Free/Libre and Open Source Software and Free Culture. At the core of the LGRU project is a series of research commissions that allow artists and software developers to work together at the same level, imagining and building future graphic and performative tools.

In this context, Piksel is offering a collaborative research residency for one artist and one developer, to jointly explore the interoperability and expansion of functionality in self-produced and/or existing libre graphic tools, placed in a performative setting. The free/libre graphics tools can include, but are not limited to the following technologies: GIMP, Scribus, Inkscape, MyPaint, FontForge, Pure Data, Open Frameworks, Py-Cessing, Processing, The Underweb, Blender etc. (continue reading…)


Piksels & Lines Seminar stream

We are happy to announce that we are streaming the Piksels & Lines Seminar sessions.

Stream of the daily presentations running from 10:00-13:00 from Wednesday to Friday can be found here: http://giss.tv:8000/piksel11.ogg (Kindly powered by giss.tv)

Open the url  in a media player like VLC or Mplayer if you can’t view it directly in the browser.

Video documentation of the different sessions will be made available at the Piksel media server.

The collected photo documentation from the research meeting is available from Constant’s web gallery.


Piksels and Lines: Programme

Bergen, 6-9 June 2012 @ ROM 8

The Piksels & Lines research seminar is the third in the Libre Graphic Research Unit research meeting series and will have a particular focus on improvements, interoperability between and fringe use of F/LOSS graphic bitmap and vector software, as well as generative software used in performative contexts.

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Piksel Night @ Meta.Morf : New.Brave.World!

Piksel Night @ Meta.Morf 2010

Thursday November 4th Piksel presents Piksel Night at Galleri KIT, as part of the Meta.Morf 2010 biennale programme in Trondheim (NO), organized by TEKS (Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre)

PIKSEL NIGHT
21 PM the doors open at Galleri KIT. The evening includes screening of the PikselSavers series, concert by the legendary Bjørn Torske Band (this time as a duo performance by Bjørn Torske and John Hegre), and is round up with groovy rhythms and playful projections delivered by Piksel Soundsystem.

PIKSELSAVERS SCREENING
PikselSaver is a series of short movies and software art specially curated by the Piksel festival in Bergen for the biennale. The works were selected based on an open call for participation in conjunction with the Meta.Morf.

PikselSavers consists of 10 works associated with the biennale theme New.Brave.World! through keywords such as sustainable resource allocation, renewable technologies, energy harvesting, fair trade hardware, free content, open access, DIY economy, shared development, and all the works are made using Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS).

The 10 projects are:

Mark Beasley – Snowstorm
Mark Beasley – Icemelt
Andy Deck – Spill Cycle
Jim Bizzocchi – Longfalls
Claude Heiland-Allen – Mandulia
Osvaldo Cibils – 54 dinamic body background
Ralph Kistler – Screensaver
Yves Degoyon – Evil Fish :::
Wayne Clements – Brave New World War
Thomas Thiery – 10 Minutes

Read the full presentation of the artists and their works.


Regnskog @ Bergen Kjøtt

Bergen Kjøtt October 11-17 2010

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REGNSKOG: a Collaborative Workshop/Performance/Installation in the Spirit of David Tudor

INTRODUCTION: HANDS DIRTY ART

Over the past few years, a strong reaction against the sterile world of laptop sound and video has inspired a new interest in analog processes, or “hands dirty” art in the words of practitioner John Richards. With this renewed analog interest comes a fresh exploration of the pioneers of the electronic arts during the pre-digital era of the 1960s and 1970s. Artists and inventors such as Nam June Paik, Steina & Woody Vasulka, Don Buchla, Serge Tcherepnin, Dan Sandin and David Tudor all constructed their own unique instruments long before similar tools became commercially available or freely downloadable–and often through a long, rigorous process of self-education in electronics.

DAVID TUDOR’S RAINFOREST

David Tudor, in particular, has become the focus of intense interest (c.f. Leonardo Music Journal 14, 2004). His transformation from John Cage’s concert pianist to an electronic performer and autodidact engineer in his own right is archetypal for the contemporary media artist, who also must oscillate between the creative and the learning processes. His work “Rainforest” also stands out as an exemplary model of the collaborative process within a technically defined, yet socially open system. (continue reading…)


Piksel17
The 15th edition of the Piksel Festival takes place November 16th-18th 2017. We are now open for proposals. Deadline extended to 15th of July 2017.

Submit your proposal!

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