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APODIO OPEN workshop

APODIO OPEN CALL for participants

Romain Papion
APODIO is a free computer operating system towards artists and new designers, alternative to microsoft and apple, created in Nantes in the APO33 Lab. It is the new generation of a free and creative computer science.
The new version 10 will be based on Xubuntu 14.04 LTS
Real swiss-army-knife software for audio, video, graphics, or 3D, Apodio is ready to use for a live an exhibition a performance or in a studio.

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Pure Data Synthesizer OPEN workshop

Servando Barreiro

In this workshop, among other more advanced things, the attendants are going to learn the basic building blocks of a classic synth.

Concretely we are going to study and hack a clone of the beautiful and simple ¨moog werkstatt¨ synth which is an experimental limited edition synth. As it´s name indicates, this is a perfect synth to hack, improve, modify and also to learn about basic ¨clean¨ analogue subtractive synthesis.

To register send an email to: piksel14(at)piksel(dot)no
More info: http://14.piksel.no/2014/10/26/pure-data-synthesizer-workshop

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Volunteers! Join our team!!

Would you perhaps like to be our art exhibition assistant?


Are you great at selling tickets, distributing information, or handling technical equipment?

Or maybe you just love the combination of electronics and art and would like to meet likeminded people?

This year Piksel is arranged for the 12th time in Bergen and we would like 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 hopefully making new friends and having fun.

Sign up today!

Contact: prod(at)piksel.no (mark with ‘volunteer’)

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Workshop poses fundamental questions concerning the working of human brain and randomness. It is intended for experienced users interested in practical use of randomness for creative purposes in visual arts, music and film.

Nowadays, many procedures based on simulation of random processes lie at the basis of practical applications in banking, stock market, games, in enciphering passwords etc.

To register send an email to: piksel14(at)piksel(dot)no
More info: http://14.piksel.no/2014/10/26/deciphering-randomness

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Piksel14 be\O/art

Get infected, be the cure, be\O/art


PIKSEL14 – Be\O/Art embraces the organic
and biological, linking it to free and open source technology to create new
forms of artistic expressions: creative tinkering with organic tissue, life
processes, live organisms and bacteria.
Bioartists and biohackers return to Piksel and Bergen to guide participants
into the realm of Bioelectronix.



EXHIBITIONS @ Bergen Kjøtt and Lydgalleriet

Robert B. LISEK , Markus Decker, Pamela Neuwirth, Franz Xaver, Kelly Jaclynn
Andres, Jakob Kilian, Niklas Isselburg, Michaela Lakova, Egil Paulsen,
Øyvind Mellbye, Stian Remvik, HonfLab, Azahara Cerezo, Wayne Clements,
Benjamin Grosser, Wayne Clements, Birgit Bachler, Gabin Cortez Chance, Maria
Colina Perez, Harris David Harris, Louise Harris


Robertina Šebjanič, Ales Hieng – Zergon, Malte Steiner, Wolfgang Spahn,
Erin Sexton, Romain Papion, Amandine Néhou, Davide Bevilacqua, Alberto Boem,
Electrocute, Kasia Justka, Dr. Nexus, Louise Harris, Shu Lea Cheang, Oscar
Martin Correa, Alex McLean, Hlöðver Sigurðsson, Piksteria Lab, Marc
Dusseiller, Paula Pin, Adegreden Donora, Budi Prakosa


Theresa Schubert, Ida Hirsenfelder, Malte Steiner, Wolfgang Spahn, Richie
Cyngler, Fabienne Felder, Anders Hoff

WORKSHOPS @ @ Bergen Kjøtt and Lydgalleriet

PiksteriaLab 2014 ( http://14.piksel.no/2014/10/26/piksterialab-2014) , Pure
Data Synthesizer, Electrochemical improvisation: experiments with
electronics, sound, and crystallization, DECIPHERING RANDOMNESS, APODIO.

Open call for participants.
Register sending an email to: piksel14@piksel.no

more info and complete festival program:

Piksel14 is supported by The Norwegian Art Council, Bergen
Municipality, Hordaland County, PNEK, BEK, Grundtvig – Lifelong
Learning Program and others, OCA, Prohelvetia, Swiss Arts Council.

Piksel is an international event for artists and developers working with
free and open technologies in artistic practice.
Part workshop, part festival, 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 & art.

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Get infected, be the cure, be\O/art

Press Note


Piksel is an annual festival for artists and developers working with free and open source
software, hardware and art. This November the festival will be arranged for the 12th time,
gathering more than fifty international artists from Indonesia, Canada, Germany, France,
Switzerland, Italy, Great Britain, Norway, Spain, Russia, Poland and Austria for two
exhibitions, a series of workshops, a day of discussions and presentations, in
addition to live performances and concerts in the evenings.

The term BioArt was coined by the artist Eduardo Kac in 1997, and has been an
increasingly practiced form of art in the 21st century. The genre, which involves creative
tinkering with organic tissue, life processes, live organisms and bacteria, has often been
enveloped in controversy due to its apparent lack of ethics. The 2009 edition of Piksel
invoked strong reactions in the local press because of the BioArt workshop
HackteriaLab – one local paper ran the scandalous notice “Protest against bioart”.
Some were dissatisfied with the idea that small living creatures, such as earthworms,
should be (ab)used for obscure artistic purposes.

Now, five years into the future, the same bioartists and biohackers return to Piksel and
Bergen to give yet another BioArt workshop. Under the moniker PiksteriaLab, they
endeavour to teach how to build a DIY (or, as they prefer, DIWO – Do It With Others)
kitchen sink or rucksack laboratory, guiding participants into the realm of Bioelectronix –
splicing the living and technological – wherein one may try out techniques such as fish and
plant hacking.

PiksteriaLab will commence Monday 10th of November, three days prior to the core festival.
November 13th – 16th more workshops will be held in addition to lectures and
presentations, concerts and performances in the evenings – for example Davide
Bevilacqua and Alberto Boem’s URSUPPE (German for primordial soup), where
synthesizers will be processed through organic matter such as apples and oranges instead
of traditional, electronic effect boxes – and exhibitions at two different venues, where can
be seen Robert B. LISEK’s Schrödinger’s Cat-like QUANTUM ENIGMA, utilizing random
signals from radioactive material (such as thorium, Norway’s high-potential post-oil natural
resource) to control a seemingly uncontrolled installation of flickering lights and sound

All that and much more…

Get infected, be the cure, be\O/art.

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  • Piksel24November 21-23 2024Bergen, Norway
    Dear friends,
    We are excited to announce the call for projects for the 22nd edition of the Piksel Festival!

    10 July 2024 @ 12:27 pm

    Piksel Fest Spill – Finnisage
    Silent Vegetal Thoughts closing event and IDLE Virtual Instruments Performance.
    Date: Friday, June 28thTime: 18:00 - 21:00Location: Studio 207, Strandgaten 207
    To finish up Piksel Fest Spill, we invite you to spend some additional moments with the plants before their time controlling Studio 207's lights and sounds comes to an end.
    In addition, we are excited to showcase the IDLE Virtual Instruments with an AV performance.
    #piksel #IDLE #Bergen #Studio207

    19 June 2024 @ 1:46 pm

    IDLE Virtual Instruments Workshop
    For musicians, artists, programmers, and VR professionals.
    Date: June 20thTime: 15:00-18:00Where: Studio 207, Strandgaten 207, BergenSignup: Email piksel24(at)piksel(dot)no
    the IDLE Virtual Instruments workshop, Piksel invites musicians, artists, programmers, and VR professionals to continue exploring the potential uses of Virtual Instruments, emphasizing the artistic standpoint.

    19 June 2024 @ 1:41 pm

    Piksel Fest Spill is kicking off its second round of activities with a focus on Live Coding. On June 8th, guest artists @blazp and @flordefuego will perform using virtual instruments through Hydra at Studio 207. The event will be streamed online for an international audience.
    Date: June 8thTime: 23:00-00:00 CEST (Doors open at 22:00)Location: Studio 207, Strandgaten 207, BergenOnline stream: https://www.twitch.tv/pikselfestEntrance: FreeThis event is part of the ICLC Satellite Events.

    7 June 2024 @ 12:08 pm

    Dear friends and Piksel lovers,
    Reminder: Tomorrow at 18:00, join us at Studio 207, Piksel, Bergen for the opening of Silent Vegetal Thoughts by María Castellanos and Alberto Valverde (ES). Their installation lets plants control IoT systems, manipulating lights and sound.
    Saturday, May 25th:
    14:00: Artist Presentation 15:00-18:00: Workshop (Register at piksel24 (AT) piksel.no)
    Details: https://piksel.no/2024/05/07/piksel-fest-spill-2024-2 & https://piksel.no/2024/04/22/piksel-fest-spill-2024
    regards, Piksel Team

    23 May 2024 @ 1:54 pm

    🌿 Piksel Fest Spill 2024 🌿Join us in May and June for Piksel Fest Spill! Explore "Silent Vegetal Thoughts" in a captivating exhibition and dive into plant magic with workshops for kids and adults. Plus, exciting news: Ohanda One, the zero emission ocean vessel born from Piksel 16, is becoming a reality! 🌱🎨🌊 #PikselFestSpill2024 #PlantMagic #OhandaOne
    Read more in our newsletter: https://piksel.no/about/news?email_id=50

    26 April 2024 @ 3:47 pm

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