■■ PikselSavers - Screensavers that makes a difference!
■■ 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 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 !!!
■■ Meta.Morf 2010: ‘New.Brave.World!’
Biennial for art and technology
Trondheim October 7 - November 7, 2010
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
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.
OUTRO STREAM: FREE AS IN ART!
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.