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Piksel 07 Presentations
Teknikerkroen & Studio USF
15 - 18 November
14:00 - 18:00
Presentations of software, hardware & artistic projects

Thursday 15th November
video demo 01 / video demo 2 / video demo 3
Martin Kaltenbrunner & Ross Bencina
reacTIVision is an open source, cross-platform computer vision framework for the fast and robust tracking of fiducial markers attached onto physical objects, as well as for multi-touch finger tracking. It was mainly designed as a toolkit for the rapid development of table-based tangible user interfaces (TUI) and multi-touch interactive surfaces.
DIY Noisetoys site
DIY noise masks and toys
Elpueblodechina & Zosen
In this presentation we want to share the techniques and details of building noise circuits integrated to masks and puppets. We would like to invite people to build their own masks and toys with us, hopefully using recycled materials and the mixture of electronics and sewing. This mix bring us back to a physical dimension of working with noise and circuits and to the open source of diy techniques.
more info
Create USB interface
Dan Overholt & Annemarie Skriver Hansen

Here's a description of the open source CREATE USB Interface (CUI) hardware. Hundreds of people use the CUI design throughout the world now. It is similar in approach to the Arduino open source hardware, but is capable of doing true USB HID (Human Interface Device) transfers

Circuitbending links & info
Circuitbending Documentairy
Audun Eriksen
Circuit bending is the creative short-circuiting of low voltage, battery-powered electronic audio devices such as guitar effects, children's toys and small synthesizers to create new musical instruments and sound generators. Audun will give a quick introduction to the principles of bending electronic toys with hands on exploration of circuits. How to integrate microcontrollers with circuitbent toys using digitally controlled switches.

Friday 16th November      
ASNakedGene Site
Milos Rankovic
Cumulative (aesthetic) selection of “naked genes” is discussed as an alternative approach whereby no germ-line/somatic-line distinction is explicitly implemented. ASNakedGene allows evolutionary runs to be seeded by arbitrary sets of digital (or digitised) images and generates variation through direct operation on the arrays of pixel values as opposed to genetic representations of them.
Daniel Turing projects
xinf (is not flash)
Daniel Turing
Xinf (Xinf Is Not Flash) is another platform for GUI programming, yet one with a twist: you have one language and API to target Firefox' JavaScript?, Adobe's Flash Player, and our own Xinfinity runtime (itself targetting Linux/GTK, Windows and OSX). If the environment is capable to do what you want, it shouldn't matter to you while you code.
PortAudio webpage
Port Audio
Ross Bencina
Port Audio is an open source library for creating cross-platform audio software. This library is widely used by developers creating audio applications. PortAudio provides a very simple API for recording and/or playing sound using a simple callback function. Example programs are included that synthesize sine waves and pink noise, perform fuzz distortion on a guitar, list available audio devices, etc..
Time Line OSC Sequencer page
Time line OSC sequencer
Rob Munro (slick lister)
Rob Munro has been working on this software (quite) intermittently for a couple of years now and would like to present TimeLine OSC mainly to see what people think it not really releasable, but i would like get opinions on it. Effectively its a way on managing data outside of PD - which keeps patches clean.
Claude Heiland-Allen, Aymeric Mansoux and Gisle Frøysland
Lecture / Presentation of the call, the website, the free software art database and the upcoming ideas around the project

Saturday 17th November      
Teknikerkroen & USF      
pdvj pure data
Puredata VJ Tools
Sergi Lario Loyo & Lluis Gomez iBigordà
The pdvjtools is a group of externals indeed to use as utilities for PD VJ work
-colorgrid // pixpreview // imagegrid // videogrid
-show funcionality and usability for each external
-show an example of a puredata VJ patch with the different elements.
-possibility of incorporate the external pix_histogram
Robert Atwood
I would like to present this as a short explanation, with a demonstration using my own applications for sound and visuals communicating via JACK and jackbytes.
Emanuel Andel
Tagr.tv is a festival video blog that multiplexes documenting of all kinds of digital and media arts events, and lets you experience festivals from anywhere in close to realtime. It benefits festivals, artists, editors and the audience, real world interconnections emerge. Tagr.tv is open for your submissions!
Distributed Revision Control with GIT
Christian Thater
More information soon
Cinemateket USF      
a 9' free-film made along the border between order and disorder
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern in Hell
August Black and Federico Bonelli
We would like to join our forces and make a film under the time constraints of a single week and within the so-called "limited" availability of free software. At the end of the week, we expect to have completed a full 9 minute narrative film that will be shown to an audience, licensed as Creative Commons.

Sunday 18th November      
Studio USF      
GISS + Theora Streaming Studio presentation
Pedro Soler, Tatiana de la O & Lluis Gomez i Bigorda (ES)

G.I.S.S. : Global Independent Streaming Support is a free software based internet broadcast network devoted to free media. It is not a generator of contents but a common platform, based on icecast and ogg, for an everincreasing global network of streamers.

T.S.S : Theora Streaming Studio is a long awaited GUI for ffmpeg2theora
Imagine a family in Baghdad, turning the webcam of the BeTV outside the window and streaming live what is happening in the battle in front of their house; imagine a person streaming herself while describing to her parents how to use a particular device, or just, imagine yourself streaming your birthday party to friends in Australia.
more info

David Cuartielleso

Strategies for sustainable open s/h projects
About how we are supporting the Arduino group through convincing companies to pay us for doing whatever we like most. On top of that I will present 15 new designs made during a residency at Samsung in Seoul.
/etc/groups : A Network Graphical Browser

Yves Degoyon

/etc/groups is a web application made with prefuse for the visualization of big sets of data, mainly aimed at visualizing groups and organizations and the relations between them. It has been developped in the context of the memory project, a project to analyze social movements who participated to social forums.
Claude Heiland-Allen, Aymeric Mansoux and Gisle Frøysland
Lecture / Presentation of the call, the website, the free software art database and the upcoming ideas around the project