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Art.on.Wires Media Festival 2011, the Festival for Media Arts and Digital Culture, is being held May 25 - 29, 2011 at Betong/Chateu Neuf in Oslo, Norway. The Festival creates an annual forum for interdisciplinary exploration of future electronic arts and modern lifestyle.
The Art.on.Wires Festival is an open laboratory, meeting point and hacker space for artists, designers, creative media professionals, multimedia researchers, engineers, and Do-it-Yourself enthusiasts.
Under the title make : create : invent : recycle : explore, the Festival promotes education, collaboration, sharing and making of interactive and electronic art. There is direct dissemination of latest developments from Multimedia IT research to the public, as well as tutorials from leading artists and researchers, interactive installations and live performances.
Attendees include professional artists, designers, architects, musicians, researchers, students and open-minded visitors joining a vivid and diverse group of experimenters to share, create, learn, play and be inspired by arts, science and technology.
The Hitch Hikers Guide To Circuit Bending and Junkbot – This workshop shows how to make simple beginner junk devices. Attendees will learn how to build and modify gadgets and how to turn them from plain nuisance to a tool of glitchy, noisy, speedy awesomeness. All one needs is "the willingness to make mistakes, repeatedly pop batteries in and out in order to reset things after crashing the processor, and a desire to make cool new stuff."
Swarm Cube – The Swarm Cube is a kinetic light sculpture consisting of 64 dual color LEDs organized as a 4x4x4 pixel matrix. A single Swarm Cube can be controlled by a computer attached to its Mini-USB port. The cube also contains an embedded Arduino compatible microcontroller and a rechargeable battery which allow the cube to run independently of a host computer.
Ableton Live – Learn how to use and create interactive cross-media environments for performances and installations. Get to know the basics of interactive systems, multimedia programming tools and foundations of dance and movement. The workshop is addressed to artists and engineers with different background and skill level who like to explore and dig into new fields.
glMixer - A New Tool for Live Video Mixing – The author of GLMixer, a software for live video mixing, will present the philosophy and the features of this original tool designed for video artists and VJs. GLMixer is an open source project and can be downloaded freely on Google. GLMixer performs in real time the graphical blending of several movie clips (video mixing), a hybrid between image processing and video editing, but with a logic close to audio mixing. Typically, a set of video samples is loaded, and then one decides on the fly how much they should be visible and which effects to apply as the images are arranged in the screen.
Shaders for Advanced Graphical Rendering in OpenFrameworks – Shaders are small programs that run on a graphic board (and not on the main processing unit) and allow for very efficient and powerful graphic programing. Attendees will learn how shaders can be used for various graphical renderings such as live image processing (posterization, contour detection, blur, colorization), mesh deformation (warping, waves, ripples), large data set visualization, or immersive animated environments.
VVVV - An introduction into the Multipurpose Toolkit – vvvv is a versatile node-based programming interface suited for generative graphics, experimental animation, integration of sound and media, as well as full fledged media environments and interactive installations. The aim of the tutorial is to enable all participants to create their own audio reactive animation.
Presenters at the festival are internationally renowned researchers and artists, including
Audio-visual live performances will be presented by Lars Graugaard, Jacob Korn, Jason Geistweidt, Nick Collins and Dubstep and Skweee, among others.
Other tutorials are:
Networked Dance: Collage Study #1 – Where Here Meets ThereLisa Wymore, UC Berkeley and Liv Hanne Haugen, NorwayFri, 27 May 14-17
Interactive Network Music Performance TutorialAlain Renaud, UK and Alexander Carot, GermanySat, 28 May 14-17
Kinect TutorialLars Graugaard, Dan Overholt and Aalborg University Art+Technology StudentsSun, 29 May 10-13
The Art.on.Wires Festival is organized in conjunction with the NIME’2011 conference, a renowned international venue dedicated to scientific research on new technologies for musical expression and artistic performance with a broad international audience.
For more information, go to www.art-on-wires.org.
Art.on.Wires Media Festival 201125 - 29, 2011
Betong Club, Chateu NeufSlemdalsveien 150369 Oslo
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