IDLE Inclusive Digital Laboratory for Experimental Art

As a part of our ongoing project Inclusive Digital Laboratory for Experimental Art (IDLE), Piksel is hosting an information meeting/ workshop.

Friday May 26th, 12:00 – 14:00
Studio 207, Strandgaten 207, Bergen
Tools needed: Own Laptop and Headphones

Open to anyone interested in creative and innovative digital solutions for the inclusion of people with reduced mobility/functionality.

The meeting will include a presentation of IDLE so far, an exploration of Piksel Cyber Salon, and end with a small workshop on how to navigate and utilize opportunities available on this platform.

The goal for the evening is to inspire participants to take further part in the project as IDLE mediators, cultural organizations, and artists.

To sign up, please send an email with the subject line “IDLE Mediator Meeting” to piksel23(at)piksel(dot)no

Ps: The event is BYOL- Bring Your Own Laptop (and headphones) !

Inclusive Digital Laboratory for Experimental Art (IDLE) is an innovative, artistic, and participatory project based on a digitally upgraded meeting place, Studio 207 in Bergen. The goal is to make the physical art space Studio 207 available online via Piksel Cyber Salon with the aim that everyone can interact and create new artistic experiences without having to be physically present.

The project started with the premise that social gatherings on digital platforms give a greater opportunity to participate when unable to meet up physically and explores how to open access to electronic and contemporary art in new ways.

To test the preliminary manufactured technology and eventually disseminate the completed tool, we at Piksel wish to put together a team consisting of representatives from cultural/artistic/humanitarian/health organizations or institutions that work with people with reduced mobility physically, socially, and/or infrastructural. This includes actors who wish to include the aforementioned groups in their activities.

As an IDLE mediator, one will:
• Be among the first with user knowledge related to an innovative tool.
• Gain expanded knowledge about creative inclusion opportunities within art and culture.
• Interact with the artists behind IDLE.
• Be able to influence the finished result so that it is adapted to the needs you see as suitable to be met.
• Get arranged use of the Piksel Cyber Salon and specially adapted workshops organized by Piksel.