[spectre] PIKSEL16 || Zero Level | Workshops program at PIKSEL Studio 207, BAS and Room 8. | 24-27 Nov | Bergen, Norway

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Fri Nov 11 12:01:27 CET 2016

PIKSEL is thrilled to announce the 14th edition of the PIKSEL Festival
in Bergen, Norway.
Piksel16 || Zero Level 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.
The workshop program reflects this diversity combining artists and art
collectives that work in boats (Ohanda, Eleanora and Downriver Danube)
developing DIY prototyping labs, FM radio communication and boat
networking; with those that analyze the water to measure the estrogen
in our maritime environment or build up a DIY marine biolab for
sensoring the water variables and collect open data, and with those
who use the water as an instrument, linking the sea, sound and trash.
In the specifitcity of PIKSEL's tradition, three other workshops on
visual language programming will be hosted: two Pure Data meetings,
an one in Live Coding: TidalCycles.
PikselKidZ for the youngest.
Piksel Kidz Lab brings new media art practices to kids and
youngsters. CITY SECRETS, CITY LIGTHS & CITY AIR, three workshops are
dealing with social communication, air pollution/healthy environment,
and bioluminiscence as a way of exploring the urban and natural
Piksel16 || Zero Level
The 14th annual Piksel Festival for Electronic Art and Free Technologies
- November 24th-27nd, Bergen (NO)
- http://16.piksel.no
Live Coding With TidalCycles @ Room 8, by Alexandra Cárdenas
subject: TidalCycles
This workshop will allow the participants to gain the basic knowledge
to make use of the software TidalCycles to create patterns of sound
for a live coded performance.
DIY Bio Marine Biolab: Marine biology DIY tools for water quality
monitoring @ BAS, by Cristian Delgado
subject: Biolab
This workshop pretends to teach all the basics of marine biology, and
from it how to make DIY tools to monitor and measure all the
principal parameters and keep it on eye on marine water quality. This
also includes made a remote made sensing networks and post it on the
INTERNET so can keep a global monitoring with small and cheap tools,
also how to make chemical analytics and test for contaminants, all in
a in 'kitchen' approach. http://15.piksel.no/category/performances/
OHANDA ONE @ BAS, by Juergen Neumann, Tuomo Tammenpää and Julian
Priest http://16.piksel.no/2016/11/24/ohanda-one/
subject: OHANDA 
Zero emission, open hardware & open science trans-ocean research
platform. Sailing in 2020. It's about the journey, not about the
destination. Ohanda One will pilot a fleet of sea vessels, capable of
crossing the ocean. Ohanda One is about open science, open software &
hardware, open data and formats. It aims to be emission-free in the
first five years of sail. On board, each individual will be a part of
greater collaborative team, and besides their own topics, work
together towards the sustainability goals.
Electronics for schools @ PIKSEL
Studio 207, by Marco Valdivia
subject: RPN
RuidoParaNiñxs (RPN) is an open process that seeks to integrate
people to the use and practice of electronic technology, from
autonomous construction, with applications in music, art and everyday
life. The workshop provides the development of the RPN method, a
method developed based on pedagogical experiences in Peru, Bolivia,
Chile, Ecuador and Colombia, and which is a method to introduce
teachers how to apply it in schools to electronics, from scratch,
through practice of the construction of basic electronic musical
instruments. The method uses many metaphors to introduce concepts
such as energy, polarity, voltage, amperage and the importance of
Free Culture in this process.
7067 KHZ ­ it¹s not a test @ BAS by Stadtwerkstatt/Eleonore, project
presented by Shu Lea Cheang, Franz Xaver
subject: 7067KHZ
'7067 khz ­ it`s not a test' calls for daily transmission of
automatically/manually generated radio signals from different stations
around the world at scheduled time slots. Recalling the sputnik
satellite's outer space broadcast of radio pulses in the fifties,
Eleonore's 7067khz inverts the space signals to earth signals,
calling for like-minded media/cultural spaces to sign on for signal
sending. We do not want to specify the content of the transmission,
rather we consider the act of sending the signals an act of
solidarity in this post-internet future present.
OPEN SOURCE ESTROGEN @ BAS, by Mary Tsang, Byron Rich, Paula Pin and
Gaia Leandra
subject: Estrogen
Open Source Estrogen explores the various ways that estrogen performs
a molecular colonization in our society, bodies, and ecosystems.
Estrogen is the most ancient of sex hormones. Therefore the mutagenic
effects of environmental (xeno) estrogens disrupt species across all
animal taxa, including humans. In response to our collective
mutagenesis (becoming alien), the project and installation uses
DIY/DIWO laboratory tools and protocols for detecting and extracting
xeno-estrogens. We see these tools as a way of detecting & extracting
a form of slow violence (bio-lence).
Plastic Souls @ BAS, by Geert-jan Hobijn
subject: PlasticSouls
Plastic Soul is an art work on the sonification of plastic waste.
Beaches all over the world are buried under plastic waste. Plastic
Souls: a floating musical instrument entirely made of plastic waste
acquired by beachcombing. The waves of the sea act as the musician of
the instrument. This tutorial teaches how to make this wave music
instrument and as a free bonus how to make a plastic bottle cutter
and flutes from PVC pipe.
PURE DATA Bergen Meeting @ PIKSEL Studio 207 by Servando Barreiro
subject: PD-Servando
One of the things you can do with puredata is to clone the
architecture of one of your favorite Synthesizers. In this practical
workshop, we are going to create together different types of
synthesizers that aren't possible to realize using just electronics
components. Modular software blocks are going to be provided so this
it¹s going to speed up the creation process..  Among this modules
there are sequencers, effects and a system to synchronize computers
via OSC, so we will be able to Jam together at the end of the
PIKSEL PD Meeting @ PIKSEL Studio 207 by Malte Steiner
subject: PD-Malte
Pd (aka Pure Data) is a real-time graphical programming environment
for audio, video, and graphical processing. It is the third major
branch of the family of graphical patcher programming languages known
as Max (Max/FTS, ISPW Max, Max/MSP, jMax, etc.) originally developed
by Miller Puckette and company at IRCAM. Pd is free open source
software running on Mac OSX, Linux and Windows, downloadable from
http://puredata.info/downloads. This workshop introduces Pure Data and
gives an overview over how to install Pd and the externals to enhance
the creative possibilities, basic audio synthesis, bringing in data
from controllers via Midi and OSC and 3D visuals and Video with GEM.
Open call for participants.
Register by sending an email to: piksel16 at piksel.no indicating the
subject for each workshop. 

!! All workshops are free to attend but might include a fee for
components used !! 

more info and complete festival program:
Piksel16 workshops is supported by Bergen Municipality, PNEK, BEK, EEA
Grants, Arts Council Norway and others.

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