[Consortium] piksel08 - code dreams :: open call

220hex gif at 220hex.org
Mon Jun 23 11:24:19 EDT 2008


**Piksel08: code dreams
   december 4-7 2008
   Bergen, Norway

How does code dream? What are the dreams of code? 

Piksel08 examines the other side of code, an alternative side to a hard-coded 
reality of work and play. Open hardware and free software project a utopic 
vision, yet exist within economies of capital, the dream factory of 
mainstream technology. Within the chance meeting of sewing machine and 
umbrella on the dissecting table, hardware and software are flattened.

Piksel08: code dreams explores the dreams of this soft machine; bachelors 
coding for pleasure, reverse engineering paranoiac constructs of the real, 
automatic coding practice, soft hardware, and everyday magic.


**open call:

1. Installations

Projects related to the code dreams theme including but not restricted to: 
reverse engineering, soft hardware, code poetry, novel instruction sets, 
invisible exploration, ghosted computation...

programmed by and running on free and open source software and/or open/DIY 

2. Audiovisual performance

Live art realised by the use of free and open source software. We specially 
encourage live coding and DIY hardware projects to apply.	

3. Software/Hardware

Innovative DIY hardware and audiovisual software tools or software art
released under an open licence.

<<<<<<  Deadline - august 15. 2008 >>>>>>

Please use the online submit form at:

or send documentation material - preferably as a URL to online
documentation with images/video to piksel08 [AT] piksel [DOT] no



**real code

real.co.[de][re] actively explores code which has strong effects on the real, 
constructing the world through prediction and description. The twelve hour 
real.co.[de][re] session will attempt the active construction of a working 
code model (of any form) which addresses a flattening of the distinction 
between software and hardware, to resolve a new political reference for real 
core code.

**abstract code

Abstract code is software whose results can be invisible, a software 
implementing different layers of action at the same time.
Abstract code is a connection to parallel worlds, a poetic formula dealing 
with outer forces. Code is art, its action is subtile, effective, magic.

procedural text

maledictions, oracles, iambi, hymn, formula, refrains, hypnotic sentences, 
prayers, and other.


Piksel is supported by the Municipality of Bergen, Arts Council Norway, 
Vestnorsk Filmsenter, Hordaland County Council and others.

More info: http://piksel.no

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