[NetBehaviour] PIKSEL18 - Buzzocrazy! Workshops announcement

220hex gif at 220hex.org
Thu Nov 7 12:48:42 CET 2019

Please disregard this announcement. This years workshops is in the next
mail. Sorry for the confusion.

On Thu, 7 Nov 2019 12:40:49 +0100
220hex <gif at 220hex.org> wrote:

> PIKSEL18 Buzzocrazy!
> The 16th annual Piksel Festival for Electronic Art and Free
> Technologies
> – Wokshops.
> – November 22nd-24th, Bergen (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!
> ———————————————————–
> Workshops Programme:
> All workshops are free to attend.
> To sign up send an email to:prod(at)piksel(dot)no
> ---
> 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).
> https://18.piksel.no/2018/11/23/omsynth-diy-electronics-and-building-audio-circuits-from-scratch/
> ---
> Weird Signal Processing – a VGA Hacking Workshop by Wolfgang Spahn 
> 24th Nov
> Building: SKUR14
> Date: 15:00-18:00
> Name Yune 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 sonificate 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.
> https://18.piksel.no/2018/11/24/69/
> ---
> 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.
> https://18.piksel.no/2018/11/23/the-umwelt-of-the-forager-on-bees-pheromones-and-bacteria/
> ---
> Radio Mycelium & How I Hack Plant Conversations by Martin Howse and
> Mindaugas Gapševičius 
> 23rd Nov
> Building: Piksel Studio 207
> Date: 10:00-14:00
> 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/
> https://18.piksel.no/2018/11/23/radio-mycelium-how-i-hack-plant-conversations/
> ---
> 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.
> https://18.piksel.no/2018/11/05/city-go-diy-traffic-lights-of-air-pollution/
> ---
> 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.
> https://18.piksel.no/2018/11/12/city-tech-sonoratec/
> ---
> 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.
> https://18.piksel.no/2018/11/12/electrotextile-city-tech/
> ---
> PDF with more pics and info:
> http://piksel.no/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/PIKSEL18_Workshops-pics-short.pdf

Gisle Frøysland
Piksel Produksjoner
Strandgaten 207
5004 Bergen, Norway
+47 90665018

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