Piksel 2014 festival is taking place from November 10-16 in Bergen, Norway.
Piksel is an annual event for artists and developers working with free and open source software, hardware and art. 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 free and open source software.
The development, and therefore use, of digital technology today is mainly controlled by multinational corporations. Despite the prospects of technology expanding the means of artistic expression, the commercial demands of the software industries severely limit them instead. Piksel is focusing on the open source movement as a strategy for regaining artistic control of the technology, but also a means to bring attention to the close connections between art, politics, technology and economy.
This year festival consists of workshops, performances and exhibitions by popular contemporary art artists, like Shu Lea Cheang, Wayne Clement, Harris David Harris, Erin Sexton etc.
More information : http://14.piksel.no/agenda
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