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Piksel05 - artistic program online
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-- Piksel05 - 'collective code'
-- october 16-23. 2005
-- artistic program online

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Piksel05 - festival for free / libre and open source audiovisual
software and art kicks off this weekend in Bergen, Norway.

The Piksel05 artistic program is curated by Isabelle Arvers and
Gisle Fr√łysland as a collaboration with PixelACHE 2006[1] in Helsinki
and Mal au Pixel 2006 in Paris. Some of the projects will be selected
to be shown in Helsinki and/or Paris.

The program is now online at: www.piksel.no/piksel05

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Piksel[2] is an annual event for artists and developers working with free/libre and open source audiovisual software. Part workshop, part festival, it is organised in Bergen, Norway, by the Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts (BEK)[3] 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 open source.

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.

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[1] http://www.pixelache.ac
[2] http://www.piksel.no
[3] http://www.bek.no