Open hardware

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


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/


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 !!!!!!!!!!

 


PIKSEL11 — Open Workshops

  • PIKSEL11 workshop series
  • Free and Open Creative Technology workshops

In connection with the PIKSEL11 festival we are offering in total 12 hardware and software workshops. All the workshops are free to attend, but for some of the hardware workshops there is a cost for materials.

To sign up or get more information, please contact us on piksel11 [AT] piksel.no or register directly at:
http://piksel.no/ocs/index.php/piksel/piksel11/schedConf/registration
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PIKSEL10 :: Call – Open Workshops

PIKSEL10 ::Call – Open Workshops

* PIKSEL10 workshop series
* Free and Open Creative Technology workshops

In connection with the PIKSEL10 festival we are offering in total 7 hardware and software workshops. All the workshops are free to attend, but for the
hardware workshops we need to charge material costs.

To sign up or get more information, please contact us on piksel10 [AT] piksel.no or register directly at:
http://piksel.no/ocs/index.php/piksel/piksel10/schedConf/registration


* HARDWARE WORKSHOPS

**Building Arduino Synthesizers – Gijs Gieskes (NL)**
*Thursday 18.11 11-16 @PikselHut*
Build your own Arduino synthesizers from component kits, and (if there is time) learn how to make their own scripts for them.
Material cost: NOK 100,-
more info: http://www.piksel.no/p10/schedule-2?page_id=2573/#Gieskes2


**NoiZe bouyZ: Workshop and Guerilla Installation in Bergen – Jenny Pickett
(UK), Julien Ottavi (FR)**
*Thursday 18.11 11-16 @ KNIPSU*
In this workshop the participants will produce EM NoiZe bouyZ as sculptual EM amplifying objects to be chained to various sonically interesting areas in the city center. The NoiZe bouyZ acts as a markers in the city, via which walkers or passers by may navigate/derive into an alternate veiw of Bergen
Material cost: NOK 100,-
more info: http://www.piksel.no/p10/schedule-2?page_id=2573/#Pickett


**HACK YOUR RADIO IN 30 MINUTES – Julien Ottavi (FR)**
*Friday 19.11 11-16 @PikselHut*
Learn to hack cheap radios (on the am frequency) to make a new crazy light / touch / radio feedback sound generator.
Material cost: NOK 100,-
more info: http://www.piksel.no/p10/schedule-2?page_id=2573/#Ottavi2


**Psychedelic D.i.Y. Toilet Roll Goggles – Ryan Jordan (UK)**
*Saturday 20.11 11-16 @ PikselHut*
D.i.Y hardware hacking and stroboscopic light. The workshop will focus on building simple hardware synths from 555 timer circuits and CMOS4093 chips. These electronic noise machines can also control lights and the workshop will focus specifically on stroboscopic light.
Material costs: NOK 100,-
more info: http://www.piksel.no/p10/schedule-2?page_id=2573/#Jordan2


**Mouse and keyboard hacking – Wolfgang Spahn (AT)**
*Sunday 21.11 11-16 @ KNIPSU*
Learn how to use hacked keyboards and mice for creating your own interactive installation.
Material cost: NOK 100,-
more info: http://www.piksel.no/p10/schedule-2?page_id=2573/#Spahn


* SOFTWARE WORKSHOPS

**Functional live coding workshop – Alex McLean (UK), Dave Griffiths (UK) **
*Friday 19.11 11-16 @ KNIPSU*
Live coding using Schemebricks and Tidal.
The workshop is aimed at those without programming experience, or programmers with some experience with functional programming languages
more info: http://www.piksel.no/p10/schedule-2?page_id=2573/#McLean2.


**Spectral Analysis and Processing in Pure Data – Alexandre Torres Porres (AR)**
*Saturday 20.11 11-13 @ StudioUSF*

The objective of this workshop is to cover the basics of Puredata and introduce to Spectral Analysis and Processing. Participants will be provided with a good didactic material, and will learn how to use the Phase Vocoder Abstractions provided by the author, as well as other examples from the othertopics.
more info: http://www.piksel.no/p10/schedule-2?page_id=2573/#Porres


*SPECIAL EVENT:

**exquisite_code – Brendan Howell (DE), Jonathan Kemp (UK)
*Saturday 20.11 11-19 @ KNIPSU*
Participatory algorithmic text production and performance.
more info: http://www.piksel.no/p10/schedule-2?page_id=2480/#Howell


more info and complete program:
http://piksel.no/p10

Piksel10 is supported by The Norwegian Art Council, Bergen Municipality, Hordaland County Council, PNEK, OCA, UD – Music from the south, BEK, Bergen Kunsthall/Landmark, The Norwegian embassy in Belgium and the Austrian embassy in Norway.

PIKSEL :: FREE AS IN ART!
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Piksel is an international event for artists and developers working with free and open technologies in artistic practice.
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 technologies & art.
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Piksel09 program: 21. NOV 2009

PIKSEL09 SATURDAY PROGRAM

Join in on Piksel09 day program of workshops and presentations: find out what Open Hardware is, interact with the Terms of Service in Web 2.0 applications, and learn how to make a realtime stop-motion performance using ToonLoop. The ChaosLab workshop enters day 2 at ROM8 and the Hackteria workshop is in it’s third and final day. We end the evening at Tårnsalen with an engaging line-up featuring concerts and audiovisual performances: Listen to the sound of meat, see gentlemen boxing to create code – code that produces sound. And see how strobes can be the controllers for a loud concert.

SOFTWARE WORKSHOP | Stenersen Aud. 11:00-13:00

¤ ToonLoop Live Animation Workshop

CHAOSLAB | ROM 8, Vaskerelven 8
12:00-18:00

¤ ChaosLab (2 day participatory environment and workshop: Fri 20th.- Sat. 21st)

HACKTERIA biohacking | Nøstegaten 42
12:00-18:00

Hackteria

¤ Hackteria (3 day workshop: Thu 19th.- Sat. 21st)

PIKSEL PLENUM | Landmark/Bergen Kunsthall
18:30-19:30

¤ PIKSEL PLENUM – Open Artistic Production

LIVE EVENTS | Tårnsalen/Bergen Kunsthall
21:00-01:00

¤ noish_VS_automata
¤ Respirator
¤ He boxed regularly and was strong and very brave and always a perfect gentleman
¤ Psychoid
¤ MSST
¤ Performance for circuit bent toys and meat controllers


GOSH! – Grounding Open Source Hardware

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The Grounding Open Source Hardware (GOSH!) Workshop and Summit at The Banff Centre serves to bring together the many and disparate makers, producers, theorizers and promoters of physical objects that come to life under open and distributed models, and to facilitate the emerging dialogue on both artist-driven and socially conscious open source hardware.

The Workshop and Summit offer a unique opportunity to bring “down to earth” the normally virtual and on-line networks of open source hardware collaboration. Bringing together these cultural producers in one place for an extended period of collaboration, exchange and dialogue, GOSH! will place a critical focus on the possibilities for social transformation and the expansive cultural and artistic possibilities of open source hardware practice.

You can read more about the GOSH! events here, or else visit the Workshop and Summit schedules.


SOMMERCAMPWORKSTATION 2009

[1] SOMMERCAMPWORKSTATION 2009 – laboratory for art and media Berlin
[2] SOMMERCAMP – workshop series
[3] NEWSLETTER

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[1] SOMMERCAMPWORKSTATION 2009 – laboratory for art and media Berlin

sommercamp+workstation=2009 is meant as a practical example of the feasibility of a “laboratory for art and media in Berlin” carrying on the idea of TESLA – medialab. The starting point of the four-month project is the sommercamp from 10 to 16 August – a module to work and generate ideas, with ten open workshops and two days of final presentations on 15/16 August 2009 at the House of World Culture and a kick-off on 14 August 2009 at the radialsystem. The second part of the project is the workstation – intended as project production support – with four three-month project residencies and a curatorial grant that are produced in close collaboration with local and international partners. A discursive weekend will take place from 13 to 15 November 2009 with the invited artists/projects and experts from science and technology at Berlin based general public, in collaboration with DISK/ctm. Please have a look at our website: http://www.sommercampworkstation.de/ (continue reading…)


Transmediale 2009: Deep North and Open Hardware

Transmediale 09 and Deep North

Piksel participated in this years Transmediale on the topic of Open Hardware.
One of many events bundled under this year’s theme: Deep North.

A theme grounded in the climate changes of our time, and the mystical aspects of a North. Several of the speakers during the opening of the festival were urging artists and the audience alike to get involved in fighting the climate changes of our time through our art and work.
The call is noble, yet it still seems a bit too easy. What kind of actions are we talking about? How can art and digital media fight global warming?

And after the opening the audience was lead to the exhibition space and presented to the exhibited works of this year’s Transmediale artists, and I can’t shake the feeling that I am looking countless pieces involving ice, ice cubes, sounds of ice, ice bergs, polar bears etc, and there is nothing new there. I am instantly transported back in time where when introduced as a Norwegian, was asked if there are polar bears in the streets of Norway.

Deep North is bordering on becoming a cliche. The north should be more than just a place assosiated with ice and global warming melting that same ice, and borders existing under the ice, and even though the speakers at the opening suggested a stronger mystical association with the choice of theme – I am left with a feeling of flatness, what mysteries are you talking about?

A silent visual comment was presented the following day  – the classical t-shirt protest – quote generously borrowed from the KLF.

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Piksel and Fair Trade Hardware

Piksel’s involvement in this years Transmediale was centered around a discussion panel on open hardware at Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt.
The host, Aymeric Mansoux (GOTO10) , had put together a diverse group of tinkers and thinkers invited to contribute to the somewhat ambigous subject of Fair Trade Hardware:

Massimo Banzi (tinker.it, arduino)
Martin Howse (XXXXX)
Matthew Ratto (critical making)
Reto Wettach (fritzing)
Adam Somlai-Fischer (kitchen budapest)
Gisle Frøysland (piksel)

With 1,5 hour in total to cover introduction of subject, presentation of the work of the participants and discussion it is clear that many important topics are only mentioned briefly. And in this case the subject of the brand of Arduino as an important element in a business case, was a repeating theme throughout the session, which somehow made equally important aspects of Open Hardware fade into the background. Such as the lifecycle of hardware and how individual tinkering with obsolete hardware parts can offer new and innovative reuse, how general knowledge of hardware components and circuitry can make technology less ubiquous and more participative, and lastly, the very important question of how to make hardware open through licensing.

Underneath you find graphical recordring of the session which is left rather uncommented, in the hope you as reader can create your own image of the session taking place. Comments on how to improve this medium for use in this blog is highly welcomed.

FairTrade Hardware Salon Setup and Introduction

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Participant presentations:
Tinker.it, XXXXX, Critical Making, Fritzing, Kitchen Budapest and Piksel

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Salon discussion: Business models and licensing

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[A10medialab] [OPEN|SHARE] may 21st open z arduino II

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A10Medialab start [OPEN|SHARE] now!!!
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21st of May — open z arduino II @ A10:Medialab -5pm!!

*second arduino battle!! come on & open it!
bring your laptop and your arduino, for those without it, we could lend you one.

**please come in if you would like to set an [OPEN|SHARE] session with a subject you would like to share with others.

***If you want to attended the session please send us an email to confirm. The session start @ 5pm


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