Deadline:
Jul
05
2010
Call for Proposals:

PikselSavers - Call for Entries

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POSTED BY: 220hex | Thu Jun 17th, 2010 4:40 a.m.

■■ PikselSavers - Screensavers that makes a difference!
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■■ Piksel @ Meta.Morf

As part of the screening programme at the Meta.Morf Biennal in Trondheim,
Norway oct. 7 - nov. 7 2010, Piksel will curate a special event called
PikselSavers.

PikselSavers use the screensaver as a point of departure and inspirational
springboard connecting to the main festival theme 'New.Brave.World'.
We are looking for videos and software based on the screensaver format - short
audiovisual (non)narratives made for endless looping. Possible thematic fields
includes but are not restricted to: sustainable resource allocation, renewable
technologies, energy harvesting, fair trade hardware, free content, open
access, DIY economy, shared development.

■■ Call for Entries

Please use our submission form at http://piksel.no/pulse/pikselsavers or send
a mail with a short description of the work and bio of author(s) to info [at]
piksel.no. A preview version of the work should be provided as an online or
downloadable video or source code. The following criteria must be met:

- Format: digital video or executable software including sound made to run
full screen at minimum 720p resolution.
- The work must be produced using free/open source software.
- Videos should be available in a free/open format (ogg/theora/dirac).
- Software works should be available as source code under a free/open license.

!!! Deadline - July 5th 2010 !!!

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■■ Meta.Morf 2010: ‘New.Brave.World!’
Biennial for art and technology
Trondheim October 7 - November 7, 2010

■■ Intro
The development and use of new technologies happens at an increasingly rapid
pace, and bio technology, nano technology and new communications- and computer
technologies entails examples of new tools for artists, tools that can open
new worlds of ideas, as well as making previously not manageable ideas
realizable .
New scientific insights often implies philosophical and existential problems
and questions. Artistic and scientific research are continuously part of
challenging and changing our perspectives. The artist as a directly and an
indirectly conveyor and interpreter of new knowledge and research, plays an
important role for society’s ability to have a proper insight and an adequate
discourse regarding the use of new technologies and knowledge.

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OUTRO STREAM: FREE AS IN ART!
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Piksel is an international event for artists and developers working with
Free/Libre and Open Source technologies in artistic practice.
Part workshop, part festival, it is organised 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 FLOSS & art.
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http://piksel.no
http://metamorf.no

Link:
http://piksel.no/pulse/pikselsavers