**Piksel08: code dreams
december 4-7 2008
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.
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.
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.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
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.
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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Call for Participation
Foundations of Open Media Software (FOMS)
Thursday 15 - Friday 16 January 2009
Hobart (Tasmania), Australia
Submissions open: 11th June 2008
Submissions close: 15th August 2008
Notification: 30th September 2008
What is FOMS:
Foundations of Open Media Software (FOMS) is a developer workshop to
widen cooperation and interoperability among open source media
projects. Meet and discuss your plans for the next 12 months and forge
relationships with other developers to unwind the kinks, making open
media kick ever more ass.
This is a call for participation in the third FOMS meeting, which will
be held in Hobart, Australia over two days in January leading up to
The FOMS meeting is organised by developers for developers.
FOMS caters for developers with topics of interest in and related to:
* open audio & video codecs
* open audio & media frameworks
* audio infrastructure
* web video (HTML5 audio/video) and crossover with open source
* mobile video
* open audio & video applications
* open metadata
* open media standards
The proximity to linux.conf.au allows us also to discuss audio- and
video-related issues with the developers of Open Source kernel,
networking and desktop systems.
How to attend / submit:
FOMS attendees will be developers of open media software from the
community as well as professional delegates from companies with a
background and interest in this space. The attendance fee for
professional delegates is A$420 - community participation is free.
Attendees are expected to have a background in open media software.
If you would like to attend, please contact
foms-committee(at)lists.annodex.net and tell us why you should be
there. Also mention if you require travel assistance.
Since FOMS2009 is happening the week before linux.conf.au, in the same
city, you may want to consider submitting a proposal for that
conference as well.
FOMS highly values it's developer attendees. FOMS has provided a
limited number of sponsorships for travel funding for the best
developers since it's beginning. Further travel sponsorship can be
achieved by being an accepted speaker to linux.conf.au. The Linux
Foundation also has travel sponsorships to important events like FOMS
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