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Pixelache09 workshops (please sign up in advance!):

Audiovisual Hacking workshop


Venue: Koelse HQ
Time: Tue 31 March + Wed 1 April, 15:00-21:00

Audiovisual Hacking theme will explore the potential of creating images/light/visuals/pixels and other blinking, sparkling and twinkling things from electronic junk, discarded toys and cheap components. The organisers of this theme are Antti Ahonen (FI) / Association of Experimental Electronics and Tuomo Tammenpää (FI).

The main Audiovisual Hacking workshop with our special guest Gijs Gieskes (NL) will take place on Tue 31 March + Wed 1 April at Koelse HQ in Vallila, Helsinki. The workshop is targeted for participants with some prior knowledge to bending and hacking.

Pachube workshop


Venue: Lasipalatsi / ‘Spaceship Earth’
Time: Thursday 2 April, 13:00-17:00

Pachube is a web service that enables people to tag and share real time sensor data from objects, devices and spaces around the world. Pachube is a little like YouTube, except that, rather than sharing videos, Pachube enables people to monitor and share real time environmental data from sensors that are connected to the internet. Pachube acts between environments, able both to capture input data (from remote sensors) and serve output data (to remote actuators). Apart from being used in physical environments, it also enables people to embed this data in web-pages, in effect to “blog” sensor data.

The workshop hosted by Chris Burman (UK) will consist on an introduction to Pachube showing sample projects and demonstrating how Pachube.com has been used by designers, makers, artists, architects and government agencies.

Chiptune Marching Band workshop


Venue: Taik Media lab
Time: Friday 3 April, 13:00-16:00

Chiptune Marching Band is a workshop and performance. Its involves people from all walks of life making electronic sounds with one another, out in the world and in the open air. Armed with the tools and know-how for hacking together alternative-power systems and square wave sensor circuits, we take to the streets.

The workshop hosted by Jamie Allen (CA/UK) & Kazuhiro Jo (JP/UK) of Culture Lab, Newcastle University (UK).

Animata - Pixelache Software of the Year


Venue: Kiasma lobby
Time: Saturday 4 April, 12:00-17:00

Animata is an open source real-time animation software, designed to create animations, interactive background projections for concerts, theatre and dance performances. The peculiarity of the software is that the animation - the movement of the puppets, the changes of the background - is generated in real-time, making continuous interaction possible.

On Saturday 4 April afternoon the creators of Animata software from Kitchen Budapest (HU) will be demonstrating the tool and helping people to get started and/or giving advice to more experienced users. Please bring your own computer and a mouse.

Animata show-and-tell session is a part of Kitchen Budapest afternoon in Kiasma lobby. You can participate also by creating your own QR code t-shirt (please bring your own plain t-shirt!) or by customizing your own MacsEk (please bring some needles, fabric and buttons!).

Workshop about Peer-Fundraising


Venue: Demos Helsinki Office (Laivurinkatu 41)
Time: Sunday 5 April, 15:00-17:00

Hosted by Andrew Gryf Paterson and Roope Mokka.

Discussion-based workshop led by Geraldine Juárez of Tanda Foundation (MX), featuring also Michel Bauwens (BE/TH), Kristoffer Lawson of Scred (FI) and others.