Program 2009

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Installation, Intervention @outdoor

10:00 - 16:30

IRC Data Jam and Streaming Workshop by GOTO10

In this workshop participants will learn how to control and misuse photographic and astronomical equipment for purposes not intended by the manufacturer. We will turn cheap compact cameras into scriptable power horses using the Canon Hacker's Development Kit (CHDK). Remotely control cameras via USB and gphoto2. Take a look at Kite Aerial Photography with picavet mounts and see how to use astronomical equipment for panoramic photography.

What should participants bring?
- Digicam preferable a camera supported by either gphoto2

Workshop @Saal2

The participants will build a MiMOSA from scratch. The MiMOSA will be built into a vehicle, offering mobility for urban media interventions on a low scale. An old computer will be put apart and/or enhanced with audio / video capture equipment in order to record, stream and broadcast visual and audible sources and traces, put together and collected in the streets of linz. Further the participants will be part of public interventions, that will be maybe even unmediated, direct and spontaneous.

Some questions Iʼd like to explore:

•Does one have to attend a formal institution to become an Artist or Technologist?

•How important is a sense of community (mentors, teachers and peers) to a learning experience?

•How important is it for learners to hack and remix their knowledge?
•How can “free” learning work alongside formal institutions such as art schools and universities?
• What elements of the FLOSS movement are most relevant to the idea of DIY / self-organised / “free” learning communities?
• What are the most valuable experiences we take from formal learning?

Interviews @mobile

10:00 - 18:00

Multichannel sound projection/installation of composition for 6 prerecorded Flutes (bass x2, C x2 and piccolo x2) + live electronics composed and notatated using FLOSS tools (pure-data, perl, lilypond) a copy of the music score (10m long A3 scroll) will also be projected as a scrolling png → video.

Interactive realtime video installation

'Zeichner' is an interactive installation reflecting on the idea that
simplicity emerges from complexity. Complexity, here, is no more than
computer's simple (and noisy) interpretation of high-contrast contours
found in a video image, accumulated over a period of time. Thus
aggregated, features of the original image are there for human to see in
their original simplicity.


Pufis represent microorganisms living in an open ecosystem, while the collection of objects functions as a sensitive sensory network. The visitor is subsumed into the artificially produced »biosphere« through active sensor-based interaction. Pufination is incomplete without interaction. There's no leading role, we're all just cohabiting.

Der Robomoji ist ein Mikroprozessor gesteuerter, cocktailmixender Roboter, der völlig automatisch den köstlichen Mojito-Cocktail mixen kann. Metall, Druckluft und Elektronik geben dem Roboter genug Kraft für einen langen, elektrifizierenden Cocktailabend.

12:00 - 16:30


Participants will learn how to mix and twist video and audio signal and feeding the result into standard tube - tv-sets. The result may be twisted image and strange sounds and noises, that go along together simultaneously and interfere one with the other. Further the participants will use their electric body resistance to influence frequencies and amplitude of audio and videosignals.

13:30 - 16:30

[img_assist|nid=349|title=|desc=|link=node|align=right|width=106|height=150] Make your own Sonic Device in 2 days. PCB Board, Components, predrilled Alu-Case and detailed Manual are delivered. Max. 5 Participants, with personal support of Sascha Neudeck (aka SubtleNoiseMaker) Final Live-Performance together.

All How tos will be available soon.

Material Costs for the TAKE AWAY NOIZ BOX per participant: 60 Euros!

Workshop @Worklab 2

16:30 - 17:30

During the break the Infoladen Treibsand will serve good food at fair prices.

17:30 - 18:00

What is LiWoLi ?

LinuxWochen Linz is an event that takes place in conjunction with Linuxwochen Austria.

18:00 - 18:45

An entertaining view on a total crazy part of our society.

19:00 - 19:45

Since nowadays computers are ubiquitous, learning for life also means to learn about software and how to use it. Schools face the challenge to convey comprehensive knowledge and foster critical thinking. It is important to understand the concepts and principles of computer software, not just the usage of a particular application, in order to remain independent and competitive in a changing world.

Free Software, defined by the freedoms to use, study, share and improve
is of vital importance to achieve those goals and guarantees a fair and
permanent access to knowledge.

20:00 - 20:30

GOTO10 is a collective of international artists and programmers, dedicated to Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) and digital arts. GOTO10 aims to support and grow digital art projects and tools for artistic creation, located on the blurry line between software programming and art.

Lecture @Foyer

20:30 - 21:00

70,200 samples in 33 seconds: nightmare for GERMAN RIAA. Art against copyright. If you want to register a song at GEMA (RIAA, ASCAP of Germany) you have to fill in a form for each sample you use, even the tiniest bit. On 12 Sept 08, German Avantgarde musician Johannes Kreidler registered – as a live performance event – a short musical work that contains 70,200 quotations with GEMA using 70,200 forms.