Visual programming

Live Coding Piksel Pavilion at the Musikkpaviljongen in Bergen

Piskel Fest Spill 2019 program

30th of May AV Performance @Piksel Pavilion from 21:00 – 23:00
LIVE CODING Music, Toccata for two keyboards Hlöðver Sigurðsson (IS)
LIVE CODING Visuals with Visual Hifa, Valentín Vago (CH)

Piksel Pavilion – The central info point for Piksel Fest Spill

The 30th of March, Piksel comes back to the Music Pavillion in Bergen with 2 hours of audiovisual live performances. The music pavilion will be electronically updated to host different Piksel artists doing high impact performances as a preview of what is going to happen at the Piksel Festival.

Piksel Pavilion are LIVE CODING sessions focused on sound and visuals.

Hlöðver Sigurðsson (IS) is a computer musician and composer from Reykjavik. His performances has been seen at the Spektrum (berlín), Piksel Festival (Bergen) and Sonic Code Sessions Showcase, part of vorspiel of Transmediale 2017.

Valentín Vago (CH)
In 2016 I decided to create a new software called Visual Fiha which allows the generation of visuals based on live coding and real time audio analysis. I have been performing alongside with international DJs and producers.


Visual live coding in the browser with Visual Fiha by Valentin Vago (CH)

31st of May Workshops @Piksel Studio 207 from 14:00 – 18:00

To sign up send and email to piksel19(at)piksel(dot)no with the subject Live Coding Visuals

Visual live coding in the browser with Visual Fiha by Valentin Vago (CH)

The Visual Fiha web app is a personal and non-commercial project from Valentin Vago (zeropaper) aimed for him to experiment with web related technologies.

It is a free VJing software that runs in browsers. The development of the first version of Visual Fiha begun in October 2016. That first version was based on the amazing AmpersandJS library, it supported live manipulation of THREE.js scenes, HTML5 canvas, SVG, HTML with CSS, integrated the P5 library as well and implemented the concept of signals.Visual Fiha was first used for a live performance in December 2016 and a first workshop took place in May 2017 in Moscow.

Valentín Vago (CH)

In 2016 I decided to create a new software called Visual Fiha which allows the generation of visuals based on live coding and real time audio analysis. I have been performing alongside with international DJs and producers.


Live Coding, Interfacing Csound with clojure, python, nodejs or the web-browser; workshop on live-coding and embed-able music systems by Hlöðver Sigurðsson (IS)

31st of May Workshops @Piksel Studio 207 from 14:00 – 18:00

To sign up send and email to piksel19(at)piksel(dot)no with the subject Live Coding Music

This workshop is an introduction to real-time music creation with emphasis on Csound and Supercollider to a lesser extend. Csound has the ability to run everywhere and on every platform (eg. android, raspberry-pi, Bela, iOS or web-browser) and is relatively easy to learn compared to other computer music languages. I will introduce my own live-coding system Panaeolus as well as other live coding platforms which I have used. Participants will create their own web-based instrument or web-based installation (webstallation), which will be hosted online.

Hlöðver Sigurðsson (IS) is a computer musician and composer from Reykjavik. His performances has been seen at the Spektrum (berlín), Piksel Festival (Bergen) and Sonic Code Sessions Showcase, part of vorspiel of Transmediale 2017.


Piksel18 Buzzocrazy! Workshops in a glance!

PIKSEL18 Buzzocrazy!
22nd – 24th November
Piksel Studio 207
Strandgaten 207
5004 Bergen

WORKSHOPS announcement– Piksel Studio 207 (All in 1 PDF)

PIKSEL18 Buzzocrazy!
The 16th annual Piksel Festival for Electronic Art and Free Technologies

– Wokshops.
– November 22nd-24th, Bergen (NO)
– http://18.piksel.no

Buzzocrazy! The Piksel18 festival slogan points to the new era of “post-truth” based on appeals to emotion rather than policies and facts. Stretching the truth can be seen as just part of a game. The post-truth affects how we make sense of the world around us. That phenomenon has a name — agnotology, the study of culturally induced ignorance or doubt, particularly the publication of inaccurate or misleading scientific data.

Piksel 18 Buzzocrazy! Claims to repair the hive mind. The global consciousness has been manipulated and we have to bring it back again from echo-manipulation to eco-pollinization, we seek the bee drones as the new metaphor to restore the logic ecosystem.

PIKSEL18 – BuzzOcrazy!
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Workshops Programme:

All workshops are free to attend.
To sign up send an email to: prod(at)piksel(dot)no
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OMSynth: DIY electronics and building audio circuits from scratch Workshop by Peter Edwards

23rd Nov
Building: SKUR14
Date: 15:00-18:00

In 2013 Peter presented the early stages of a DIY circuit building interface called the Open Modular Syntehsizer (OMSynth).

In this lecture he will share how the OMSynth has evolved from an idea to a product and how it challenges many of the established norms of DIY electronics practice. Along the way he will also discuss a call for a new standard of DIY circuit design in the post SMT (surface mount electronics) age.

Participants will build an experimental sound circuit from scratch using the OMSynth.

Peter Edwards is an American artist, musician, and teacher. He has been exploring the field of circuit bending and experimental musical electronics since 2000 through his business Casperelectronics. He performs regularly under the same name.

Edwards has performed, taught workshops and spoken on the topic of circuit bending and creative electronics at MIT’s Media Lab, Hasbro Toys, Hampshire College, Skidmore College, New York University, Bloomfield University, Long Beach University, Georgie Southern University and at new media festivals around the world including The Piksel Festival (Bergen, Norway).

Weird Signal Processing – a VGA Hacking Workshop by Wolfgang Spahn
24th Nov
Building: SKUR14
Date: 15:00-18:00

Name June Paik is known for manipulating a TV set with a magnet. One might think that after we abandoned monitor tubes the combination of TV and magnetism is gone as well. But similar techniques are still possible today by manipulating the monitor signal.

The fact that most signals used to connect devices via wires are based on electric current allows for easy hacking. For example one can manipulate the VGA video signal flow with coils and magnetic fields. The signal being similar to sound signals makes for an easy transfer to sound and vice versa. One can make a video signal hearable and display an audio signal on a monitor.

In the workshop we will process VGA signals. We learn the basic about the VGA standard and how to manipulate, mix and sonify the signal, how to amplifier, invert and add fast video signals. Every participant will build a VGA breakout board that allows easy access to the signal.

Please bring your own laptop (with a VGA connection or converter), an Arduino and or your Raspberry Pi if you have some.

Wolfgang Spahn (*1970, Austria) is a visual artist based in Berlin. His work includes interactive installations, videos, projections, and miniature-slide-paintings. After having studied mathematics and sociology in Regensburg and Berlin he founded the screen-printing-studio at Tacheles. He also managed various art projects e.g. Schokoladen Mitte and was one of the artists at Meinblau, Berlin. He currently teaches at the BBK-Berlin, Medienwerkstatt and is associated lecturer at the University of Paderborn, department of art.

International exhibitions (selection): 2000 Biennial of young Art in Genua, Italy, 2003 The Kosovo Art Gallery in Pristina, Kosovo, 2005 Biennial in Prague, Czech Republic, 2008 and 2009 Internationales Klangkunstfest in Berlin, 2009 The Art of the Overhead in Malmö, Sweden, PIXEL09 and 10 in Bergen, Norway, 2010 Biennial Of Miniature Art in Serbia, 2010 Media-Scape in Zagreb, Croatia, Transmediale 2012, Berlin.

PIKSEL BIO LAB 2018 WORKSHOPS

The Umwelt of the Forager: on Bees, pheromones and bacteria by Anne Marie Maes
23rd and 24th Nov
Building: Piksel Studio 207
Date: 15:00-19:00

The workshop -the Umwelt of the Forager- will be studying the bio semiotics of the beehive & its ecosystem. The workshop will be organized as a DYI BioLab: the starting point is the role of pheromones and the important task these signifiers play for the communication in the beehive and for the relation of the bees to their ecosystem.

Participants will be sensing the ecology of the beehive and interpret the emergence of symbols. They will be detecting the granularity of waves formed between bacterial signals and the signs emitted through invisible (bio)technologies. In several hands-on sessions the microbial sphere in and around the beehive will be studied under the microscope. Participants will prepare agar plates to culture bacteria and spores that they collect at the intersection of places, called the Umwelt of the Forager (bee). They will ‘design’ with bacteria and reflect upon shared habitats for bees and other micro-organisms.

Anne Marie Maes is an artist who has been studying the tight interactions and co-evolutions within urban ecosystems. Her research practice combines art and science with a strong interest for DIY technologies and biotechnology. She works with a range of biological, digital and traditional media, including live organisms. Her artistic research is materialized in techno-organic objects that are inspired by factual/fictional stories; in artefacts that are a combination of digital fabrication and craftsmanship; in installations that reflect both the problem and the (possible) solution, in multispecies collaborations, in polymorphic forms and models created by eco-data.

Radio Mycelium & How I Hack Plant Conversations by Martin Howse and Mindaugas Gapševičius
23rd Nov
Building: Piksel Studio 207
Date: 10:00-14:00

Radio Mycelium & How I Hack Plant Conversations
Martin Howse, Mindaugas Gapševičius
Keywords: Installation, tutorial, toolkit, experiments

The project invites us to experience interspecies communication and feedback loops between mycelium networks and their habitats, including other organisms and beings. It also proposes the examination of a new networked imaginary between electrochemical signals, digital data, and electromagnetic waves. The project invites the user to experience plant to plant or plant to fungi interaction by connecting an electronic interface and converting data from electrochemical to digital and back to electrochemical signal. Using allelopathy as a metaphor for plant interaction, the project questions the mechanism of translation of signals, which, through the number of generations are influenced by the information from outside, including its own transmitted information.

The experiments introduced in the tutorial will give an idea of how to grow mycelium, how to make electronic tools and attach them to living organisms, and how to use the tools for audiovisual expression. During the hands on session, we will do four experiments:

– Start growing mycelium on coffee grounds;
– Sense electric potentials in living organisms;
– Assemble and test the mycelial radio transmitter;
– Use built tools and a Pd patch provided for audiovisual expression.

The experiments are facilitated by Mindaugas Gapševičius.

Mindaugas Gapševičius, http://triple-double-u.com/
Martin Howse, http://www.1010.co.uk/org/

Martin Howse is occupied with an artistic investigation of the links between the earth (geophysical phenomena), software and the human psyche (psychogeophysics), proposing a return to animism within a critical misuse of scientific technology.

Mindaugas Gapševičius (b 1974) is an artist, facilitator, and curator living and working in Berlin and Vilnius. He earned his MA at Vilnius Academy of Arts in 1999 and started MPHIL/PhD program at Goldsmiths University in 2010.


PIKSEL KIDZ LAB 2018 EDITION

City GO! DIY Traffic lights of air pollution by Hamilton Mestizo
5th – 7th November – 10:00- 14:00
8th – 9th November – 14:00 -18:00
Building: Piksel Studio 207
To participate send and email to piksel18(at)piksel(dot)no

Do It Yourself Traffic lights of air pollution is an eco-design workshop for kids. Kids will be assembling “air traffic lights” that visualise the pollution in our cities. The goal is to experiment with a sensor which detects levels of Carbon Monoxide (CO) concentrations, the main gas produced by gasoline and diesel cars and go to the city and test them in the urban environment.

The project mixes artistic, environmental and social concerns and adheres to the design principles of open hardware and software: Everyone is invited to learn how the electronics and the code functions in order to be able to modify it.

Hamilton Mestizo (CDMX, Mexico)
Hamilton Mestizo explores the interfaces of arts, science and technology and their critical, ecological, and social-culturall implications. In the last decade, Mestizo has combined his artistic practice with education and research focused on open source hardware development, DIY-DIWO culture, new media and biotechnology.

City TECH! SONORATEC! en kunstlab med nye medier for barn! by Oda Bremnes (Norway), Margarita Ardila (Colombia)
12th – 14th – 10:00- 14:00
15th – 16th November – 14:00 -18:00
Building: Piksel Studio 207
To participate send and email to piksel18(at)piksel(dot)no

Sonorartec is a lab where the kids learn the basics of electronic to produce sound with drawn images, toys with lights, plastic pianos, … recycling everyday materials. What we will do? Build different devices which permit kids to experiment with leds, circuits, sound, graphics, creative writing, and much more.

Oda Bremnes (Norway) is a third year of bachelor’s degree at the Department of Art at the Faculty of Arts, Music and Design, UiB (further Art and Design College in Bergen). She is working on new media. mainly video, installation and electronics.

Margarita Ardila (Colombia)
Margarita Ardila is a Colombian maker, composer and sound researcher. Multidisciplinary artist coordinator and workshop of SONORARTEC LAB, laboratory oriented to the application of new media in the art, design, education.

City TECH! Electrotextile! Customize your clothes or accessories with LEDs! by Pauline Vierne (France)
12th – 14th – 10:00- 14:00
15th – 16th November – 14:00 -18:00
Building: Piksel Studio 207
To participate send and email to piksel18(at)piksel(dot)no

Electrotextile workshop is a practical and theoretical workshop to make, remixi and intervene your accessories and garments through the manufacture of soft and flexible electronic circuits.

The participants will approach to the concept of “wearable technologies” and to the basic notions of electronics. To this end, circuits will be prototyped and creative projects will be developed by mixing textiles and materials capable of conducting electricity.

Kids will learn to make resistances and soft switches with cloth, felt, thread for lighting or sound applications and they can customize your clothes or accessories with LEDs!

Pauline Vierne, France
Pauline Vierne completed an MA in Innovative Textiles at ENSAAMA, Paris, and works as an e-textile researcher at the Design Research Lab, Berlin University of the Arts since 2014. Using experimental design and practice-led processes, her work bridges conductive and unconventional materials using traditional craft techniques to explore new materiality.


Press Note 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.

An independent look at the Bergen’s marine environment.

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From 24 to 27th of November, artists from a dozen of countries will meet at the PIKSEL International Festival in Bergen. Throughout concerts, installations, performances, workshops and presentations, artists will share different ways to look at our marine environment.

Are the fish we eat “feminized” by pollution? In a post-internet era, how would we create an alternative communication network? How can we collect direct data from our seas and learn to interpret that? Is the boat a new artistic mobility tool? Is it possible to prototype with ZERO-emission?

Biotechnology is no longer just a subject for scientists; experimental artists are also researching biological, biopolitical and bioefficiency issues that affect society as a whole. As conscious citizens, artists raise these questions to the general public through art works, performances and workshops where everyone is invited to participate.

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, zero-footprints, zero-waste, zero-energy, zero-pollution, zero-plastic, zero-trash. Also Zero encourages bio-efficiency, bio-ecology, marine inheritance, sustainable maritime transport, sea communication, civil society, water as a playground, and civil engagement.

Piksel 16, ZERO-Level is an international festival for electronic art and technological freedom in Bergen. From the 24th to the 27th of November; concerts, AV performances, exhibitions and workshops will take place at BAS, PIKSEL Studio 207, Rom 8 and the Mill. Artists coming from a dozen countries will be presenting DIY bio-art, DIY electronics instruments, visual programming, live coding and FM radio workshops, installations and performances.

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Check out the program at http://16.piksel.no/
Find us in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piksel.no/


PIKSEL15 – open Call for Projects:- deadline June 30

Piksel15
November 19-22 2015
Bergen, Norway

open CALL for PROJECTS
For the exhibition and other parts of the program we currently seek projects in the following categories:

1. Installations
Projects to be included in the exhibitions. The works must be realized by
the use of free and open source technologies. For Piksel15 we specially
encourage projects in the field of DIY BIOart and renewable/sustainable
technologies to apply.

2. Audiovisual performance
Live art realized by the use of free software and/or open/DIY hardware.

3. Presentations
Innovative DIY/open hardware and audiovisual software tools or software art
released under a free/open license. (Also includes presentations of artistic
projects realized using free/open technologies.) For Piksel15 we specially
encourage projects in the field of DIY BIOart and renewable/sustainable
technologies to apply.

4. Workshops
Hands on workshops utilizing free software and/or open/DIY hardware for
artistic use. For Piksel15 we specially encourage projects in the field of
DIY BIOart and renewable/sustainable technologies to apply.

5. PikselSavers
Video and software art based on the screensaver format – short audiovisual
(non)narratives made for endless looping. Possible thematic fields includes
but are not limited to: sustainable resource allocation, renewable
technologies, energy harvesting, fair trade hardware, free content, open
access, open data, DIY economy, shared development. The works must be
realized by the use of free/open source technologies. –

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!!!!!!!!!! Deadline – June 30. 2015 !!!!!!!!!!
Please use the online submit form at: http://piksel.no/ocs or send documentation material – preferably as a URL to online documentation with images/video to piksel15 (AT) piksel.no


Piksel15 is supported by the Municipality of Bergen, Arts Council Norway,
PNEK and others.

more info: www.piksel.no


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.


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