Program 2011

Saturday 14.05.

Radio Kulturo simultaneously rebroadcasts and remixes the national classical radio station of every member state of the European Union. It is part of a series of works exploring notions of consensus, time and simultaneity utilising Internet streaming media.

download source code url:
http://gitorious.org/radiokulturo

License(s) of work:
Free Art License 1.3 (FAL 1.3)

Software &/or Hardware:

AMRO Showcase

Unterwasser is a installation based on Magnetism.
The installation combines ferro fluid as a visual feedback, and sound response by a magnet sensor and a arduino.

download source code url:
the url code: should be http://www.andrewakko.com/files/awk_Unterwasser_sensor_pde.zip

License(s) of work:
Software &/or Hardware: Arduino and ACC sensor

AMRO Showcase

The possible and impossible machine is a black box. This machine talks about the impossibility of interaction and about how we can think the possibilities of a collective interaction. With a simple method (by using arduino and processing) 3 persons have to activate the machine at the same time. If the participants achieve the perfect coordination, the machine will produce an indeterminate number of impossibles sentences. The text appears in a screen, mixed with images and sounds that are produced inside the box.

License(s) of work: Creative Commons (by, nc, sa)

AMRO Showcase

For Liwoli 2011 Enrique Tomás has composed a geolocalized soundwalk for the surroundings of the Kunst Uni Linz. "Narratives of Silence" talks about the
apparent quietness of the streets of Linz and about the emotion of
remembering the past and its sounds.

The format of the work is a soundwalk using the FLOSS software noTours for
Android. If you want to enjoy the soundwalk please ask at the Liwoli Info
Point for one of the available devices.
On the 14th of May the artist will present his work accompanied with a
workshop.

download source code url:

AMRO Showcase

Body I/O
Body Receive
Body Transmit

Exploration of the body as space/surface of transmission and reception.

AMRO Showcase

This exhibition will attempt to identify and document secret (covert) places, strategies and messages in our everyday surroundings. We will use overt, co-operative tactics and practice openness and transparency to push the covert into clearer view.

AMRO Showcase

VJdada is a real time sound performance using the analysis of the frames of Hans Richter film Rhythmus 21.

When Richter filmed this mute work in 1921, he was mainly influenced by the theory of musical counterpoint and fugue. His idea was generating a visual rhythm using the inspiration of musical gestures.

Then, VJdada uses open source software for giving this film a soundtrack, not written by a composer but generated from the real time analysis of the shapes of the frames in an attempt to build an objective sound of Richter´s intentions.

AMRO Showcase

Notstandskomitee began as industrial side project to Das Kombinat in 1991, developing a own style of postindustrial electronic minimal music working with all kinds of electronics, from analogue via digital to softwarebased systems. Malte Steiner started with electronic music in 1983 and had projects like Nebelhorn and Moderne Fabrikanten before. Regular audiovisual performances. Member in Projects Elektronengehirn, Das Kombinat, Akustikkoppler and Konform. Working as media artist, sound designer and software developer.

Performance

11:00 - 15:00

Workshop involves:
-opening the guts (taking stuff apart)
-fishing for coils and interesting components (dissecting)
-building inductor microphone
-building pre-amplifier/amplifier circuit
-making a wearable receiver (soldering, gluing, knotting, sewing)

Example of a coil:

http://www.zen22142.zen.co.uk/Circuits/rf/coil1.jpg
http://www.westfloridacomponents.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/XF00011C.jpg
http://best-b2b.com/userimg/545/585-1/toroidal-coil-622.jpg

Workshop

11:00 - 14:00

Participants will learn about:

* administrative and logistical prerequisites for starting a Linux-based laptop orchestra
* design considerations in designing and building adequate infrastructure (speakers, soundcard, system configuration and optimization, networking)
* streamlining Linux platform
* discovering opportunities of using L2Ork iteration of the ubiquitous Pure-Data software for GUI-based networked performances
* ensuing creative opportunities of a networked laptop orchestra
* design strategies and standards developed for writing pieces for the L2Ork ensemble

Workshop

11:00 - 17:00

This is a workshop oriented to people interested in the laser technology and to people interested in create a light installation based on laser. The workshop it's part lecture and part construction workshop.
During the lecture, I will show how the laser works and what it makes it so interesting for exploring. Also I will talk about the safety advices when working with laser.

Important thing before starting to put our hands in the lasers. The practical consists in the construction of DIY scanners that will serve to create drawings with the laser.

Workshop

13:00 - 15:30

Especially in the domain of art (graphics, audio, video, ...), the term "Free Software" seems to be hardly known - also the similar term "Open Source" appears to be seen as urban legend, wrapped in myths, causing its reputation to suffer.

In antique / historic world maps outermost unknown regions were often illustrated with giant sea snakes, dragons and other fairy tale creatures: "Here be dragons!"

Workshop

14:00 - 16:30

A two-tiered workshop, with both technical hands-on and idea-driven components. Learn to scrape data and reuse public and private information by writing custom code and using the Facebook API. Additionally, we’ll converse and conceptualize ideas to reclaim our data literally and also imagine what is possible with our data once it is ours!

1. Day One

  • a. Objective(s):

i. Quick introduction to programming (if needed)
ii. Scrape and reuse data from a public website
iii. Learn about Application Program Interfaces (APIs)

Workshop

14:00 - 16:00

*NoTours* is a FLOSS project by Escoitar.org that allows editing a place with sounds. This means that you can attach sounds to a territtory and that later, when you go physically to that place you can listen to them. The trick is using our noTours Android Application that detects your location (via GPS) and plays your audios exactly in the place where you decided.

Workshop

16:00 - 16:20

TIK stands for Time Inventors' Kabinet and is a two years project between three European partner organisations. The project has an interest into ecology and media art, a collaborative experiment with time while taking an ecological approach to observing patterns in time and time control systems. The aim is to build creative tools to generate new audio and visual artworks and mediate a creative discourse on ecological time.

Presentation

16:30 - 16:50

Debian Mint is created for people who have less needs in their daily practice with computers and software.
Basic functionalities like Web-Surfing, Email, Text-editig, organizing Images, etc are easy to use.
The target group are older people and people who are overwhelmed by commercial operating systems. Debian Mint is a Linux Distribution based on Debian.

Presentation

16:50 - 17:10

VJdada is a real time sound performance using the analysis of the frames of Hans Richter film Rhythmus 21. When Richter filmed this mute work in 1921, he was mainly influenced by the theory of musical counterpoint and fugue. His idea was generating a visual rhythm using the inspiration of musical gestures.
Then, VJdada uses open source software for giving this film a soundtrack, not written by a composer but generated from the real time analysis of the shapes of the frames in an attempt to build an objective sound of Richter´s intentions.

Used Software:
Code:

Presentation

17:20 - 18:00

Break

18:00 - 18:30

This talk will provide elements to think about social network platforms and the evolution of national and international legal agreements. We will examine the processes of homogenization of the web and the processes of legislative harmonization within the EU and see how they influence each other. And discuss the political consequences of this dynamic.

Lecture

19:10 - 19:40

School of Webcraft is a free web development training community developed by Mozilla Foundation and P2PU. Organised under an open governance model and with a goal to protect and grow the open web, the community is still developing and exploring the concepts of open, participatory and free.

Lecture

20:00 - 20:30

Profiles on social network sites make it not only easier for algorithms to analyze us as subjects - the information we voluntarily share with people becomes a matter of participatory surveillance. Privacy and visibility are closely tied together, openness can be mistaken for over-exposure. In an economy of sharing and being shared will we be ending up gossiping solely through templates and database structures?

Lecture

21:00 - 22:30

As an emerging contemporary intermedia ensemble, L2Ork thrives upon the quintessential form of collaboration found in the western classical orchestra and its cross-pollination with increasingly accessible human-computer interaction technologies for the purpose of exploring expressive power of gesture, communal interaction, discipline-agnostic environment, and the multidimensionality of arts.

Performance

22:15 - 23:00

Break

23:00 - 23:20

The Laptop Ensemble is a project arriving after the first Computer Music Seminar organized by Labor Linz in 2010. The students, with energy and skills enough decided to give a form to their interests under the umbrella of a group of Laptop Performers.

The presentation in Liwoli could suppose the premier of the group, that is presenting a pure live electronic version of Treatise by Cornelius Cardew, the called "Cathedral of Visual Scores". This work, with a total visual score, has not any instruction about how to play it, or says anything about the instruments that can perform it.

Performance

23:30 - 23:50

Decontructing media: a set of real-time decoders encoding events of the absolute present. A immediately bizzare found footage performance.

bizarre, mixing, absurd, present, real time ...

Performance