Shameless self-promo, but hope to trigger your interest
for the online event tomorrow: #OpenMICwithPixelACHE
- research consultation on open archiving practices
This event is the first open and public recording session
in the form of a consultancy for a research+reflection project
on the long parallel histories -20 years- of
Wikimedia, Creative Commons, and Pixelache Helsinki Festival
as a transdisciplinary platform. It is hosted by a network of
Pixelache members and Wikimedians for Vorspiel.Berlin guests.
At times the ambitions of Open Cultures, Codes and Knowledge,
with Wikimedia and the culture of Sharing and Remix have
overlapped with media arts festivals like Pixelache,
which has promoted open culture, and Wiki methodologies
in its early years. However, since then there has been much
pragmatism as (not)social (but)algorithmic media and online
platforms have abducted, obfuscated, and taken over media
festivals in the past decades, in the way that knowledge
was accumulated and has been shared.
How do we reconcile and learn from tensions, each others'
movements and hybrid practices?
This first gathering is an open mic session, inviting
open culture and digital arts professionals and enthusiasts
to join us in a semi structured conversation for cca 60 minutes.
Participating in discussion:
Florence Devouard (User:Anthere)
Željko Blaće (User:Zblace)
Rebecca O'Neill (User:Smirkybec)
Andrew Gryf Paterson
Other participants in project:
Toni Sant (User:ToniSant)
Saturday 5th of February, 2022.
@ 15:30 UTC / 16.30 CET / 17.30 EET
Online Zoom Link:
Event on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/2aUVnvpGR
Pixelache Wikimedians-in-residence: This project will prototype
the combination podcast production, research and reflection residency
which focus on Wikimedia and cultural organisational practices,
It will discuss and reflect upon the long parallel history -20 years- of
Pixelache Helsinki Festival and transdisciplinary platform,
which has promoted open culture, and Wikimedia methodologies.
Where have these overlapped, gone hand-in-hand and then diverged.
We wish to reconcile ambitions with both the Wikimedia and
Creative Commons anniversaries.
#OpenMICwithPixelACHE - research consultation on open archiving
practices is part of the Pixelache Helsinki 20th anniversary programme.
As part of the festivities and deeper interrogations in Pixelache Helsinki's
20-year history, we plan to produce 3 discursive podcasts this year,
to be presented at the end of 2022.
The event is brought to you in partnership with Vorspiel Berlin
of CTM & Transmediale festivals with the support of
the Wikimedia Foundation.
About Pixelache Helsinki: Pixelache is an association of artists,
cultural producers, thinkers and activists involved in the creation of
emerging cultural activities. Amongst our fields of interest are:
experimental interaction and electronics, code-based art and culture,
grassroot organising & networks, renewable energy production/use,
participatory art, open-source cultures, bioarts and art-science
culture, alternative economy cultures, politics and economics of
media/technology, audiovisual culture, media literacy & ecology and
engaging environmental issues.
Pixelache Helsinki is funded by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland (TAIKE)
and Helsinki City - Culture and Leisure Department.
Vorspiel 2022: transmediale and CTM's Vorspiel is a program of
distributed partner events in the field of digital art and culture and
experimental sound and music, where a variety of partner venues invite
local and international audiences to a series of exhibition openings,
performances, interventions, artist talks and special events across the
city of Berlin.
The Vorspiel program was established in 2011, then called DAS Weekend.
In each of the past ten editions, over 60 project spaces, galleries and
independent cultural actors have curated and organized a rich program of
exhibitions, workshops and performances. Vorspiel is meant to be a
program for the city of Berlin, connecting different genres and
practices for creating opportunities of common exchange and reflection
and for bringing together communities and individuals which are dealing
with art, technology, politics and identity in a critical way, while
also seeking to strengthen the dialog with the two festivals. To create
this link, the Vorspiel program will take place before both festivals
this year starting from 21 January 2022.
For more INFO please email co-organisers of the event:
Željko Blaće, zblace(a)mi2.hr and
Andrew Gryf Paterson, andrew(a)pixelache.ac