PIKSEL17 festival for elektronisk kunst og fri teknologi

PIKSEL17 — We Take EmoCoin! workshops announcement.

PIKSEL17 We Take EmoCoin!
The 15th annual Piksel Festival for Electronic Art and Free Technologies

– Wokshops
– November 13st-16th, Bergen (NO)
– https://17.piksel.no

The 15th edition of the Piksel Festival takes place in Bergen (NO)
November 16th- 18th 2017. We Take EmoCoin! The Piksel17 festival slogan
points out to the new capital: our emotions. The interest of the human
beings can be captured through emotions, and therefore can be
monetized. Emotions has become the new coin. Emotions can be measured,
monitorized and monetized in almost real time. Together with our use of
social networks, technology is also investing in bio-sensing the body,
using small components and microcontrollers we can collect our
bio-data. So, we ourselves with our public online behaviour and our
stored bio-signals, visualized and interfaced, create a direct link
between emotions and money.

PIKSEL17 – We Take EmoCoin!


Workshops Programme:

All workshops are free to attend.
To sign up send an email to:prod(at)piksel(dot)no

BioSIGNAL Sensing Workshop by Cristian Delgado
16th Nov
Building: Piksel Studio 207
Date: 14:00-18:00


In this workshop the participants are going to use small components and
microcontrolers to make biosignal sensors, to record pulse, muscle and
cardiac activity to conect it to instruments and visuals, working with
the sense plants response, electromiography and oxygen in blood to
control both visuals and audio software with body signals and
interaction between bodies. The result is a colective exhibition made
by the participants and the invited artist.

Bergen PD Meeting
16th Nov
Building: Piksel Studio 207
Date: 14:00-16:00


PureData is an open source visual programming language for music and
multimedia creation, oftenly used by composers, performers, software
designers, researchers and artists to create performances and
installations. This first PD meeting will try to gather the Bergen PD
community around regular meetings in order to discuss and learn about
PD, what it is, how do we see or use it, but also a place to discuss
about electronic music and open-source culture. The meeting is run by
artist and composer Arthur Hureau with the support of Piksel.

From E-waste to Sound Device by Toni Quiroga
17h Nov
Building: Piksel Studio 207
Date: 11:00-18:00

From E-waste to Sound Device

During this workshop you will learn how to turn parts of e-waste and
trash into functional primitive sound devices. Through the vivisection
of dead media devices you will learn how to extract valuable components
(like motors, VU meters, integrated circuits, transistors and other raw
materials) and reuse them in order to build a primitive and
idiosyncratic instrument. We will build fully recycled electronic
gadgets powered through alternative and ecologically sustainable
methods integrating our own body residuals into the process (if you
want to). The idea is to get a better understanding of new media
through the excavation of the old and obsolete by highlighting the
nonlinear history within those devices.

The Praxis LIVE – Hybrid Visual IDE for Live Creative Coding by Neil C.
Smith 17h Nov
Building: Piksel Studio 207
Date: 14:00-17:00

Praxis LIVE – hybrid visual IDE for live creative coding

Praxis LIVE is an innovative and powerful new way to work with OpenJDK
and tools like Processing. It is a way to create projections,
interactive spaces, custom AV instruments, or live-coding performances.

The workshop will introduce basic project building and patching with
Praxis LIVE. The participants will be able to continue to experiment
with visual patching, or learn how to “drop down” to the built-in code
editor and live recode components using Processing / Java or OpenGL.
They will be able to explore Praxis LIVE’s support for physical
computing, including prebuilt integration with TinkerForge open
hardware, or GPIO on the Raspberry Pi. www.praxislive.org

A Recipe for Destruction: Secure Hardware Data Erasure by Nikita Mazurov
18h Nov
Building: Piksel Studio 207
Date: 11:00-13:00

A Recipe for Destruction: Secure Hardware Data Erasure

This workshop propose the question that how securely delete data
nowdays has become an important thing. Exists a huge number of software
solutions which advocate wholesale drive encryption, but software
solutions are woefully inadequate for the task. So this piece propose a
demonstration of a pragmatic hardware solution: secure device
destruction via open source recipes. Will demonstrate and walk
attendees through creating homemade recipes to securely get rid of
their devices, whether tablets, laptops, phones, or even desktops. The
ultimate goal of this non-traditional workshop is to illustrate that
for our digital data to truly become ‘renewable’ it must be liberated
from the prison of the physical form, exorcised from the demon of the
hard drive.

Sonified Textiles by Paola Torres Nuñez del Prado
18h Nov
Building: Piksel Studio 207
Date: 14:00-18:00

Sonified Textiles Workshop

The Shipibo-Konibo, from the Peruvian rainforest, openly link their
traditional singing (Ikaros) to the designs they draw on vessels and
their bodies, and the textiles they use as decoration and clothing.
They consider that their designs can be sung.

The workshop includes an introduction to various sonification methods,
ranging from databending to code, using different open-source softwares
(Audacity, Gimp, Hex editor) and programming platforms for mapping
sounds on visual data (images and video). An explanation on how glitch
is related to the designs behind the artworks from Paracas Culture from
Perú, the Chincheros Textile Masters from Cusco, and the Shipibo-Konibo.

Biotransmissions by Colectivo Electrobiota
18h Nov
Building: Piksel Studio 207
Date: 14:00-18:00


An experiment with electronics and biology seeking to explore different
forms of interspecies communication and relationship with nature.
Introduction to biointeractivity and electronics to build our own
biosensor that will allow us to make latent the potential voices of the
different forms of life that inhabit the rhizosphere.

Vector Synthesis by Derek Holzer
November 27 – November 29
Date: 14:00-20:00

Vector Synthesis Workshop

VECTOR SYNTHESIS is an audiovisual, computational art project using
sound synthesis and vector graphics display techniques to investigate
the direct relationship between sound+image. It draws on the historical
work of artists such as Mary Ellen Bute, John Whitney, Nam June Paik,
Ben Laposky, and Steina & Woody Vasulka among many others, as well as
on ideas of media archaeology and the creative re-use of obsolete
technologies. Audio waveforms control the vertical and horizontal
movements as well as the brightness of a single beam of light, tracing
shapes, points and curves with a direct relationship between sound and
image. http://macumbista.net/?page_id=5000