Piksel is an international network and annual event for electronic art and technological freedom. Part workshop, part festival, it is organised in Bergen, Norway, 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 free technologies.
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 Free/Libre and 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.
Piksel Festival aims to provide a welcoming and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, physical appearance, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, technology choices or religion. Pîksel follows a Conduct Code, if you want to know more about it please read: https://piksel.no/about/code-of-conduct
Piksel is a member of Balansekunst. a Norwegian association consisting of more than 90 organizations, companies, festivals and other institutions within the art and culture industry working to promote gender equality and diversity in the arts.
Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place the proposal papers and other files under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial presentation at this conference.
Piksel is supported by the Municipality of Bergen, Arts Council Norway, Vestland fylkeskommune and others.
More info: piksel.no