Free Libre Open Source Software + Art Sat, 27 Aug 2011 09:02:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 APOIEO @ National Poetry Library Wed, 03 Aug 2011 08:59:50 +0000 rob

For three weeks this summer GOTO10′s APIOEO project will be hacking the city in and around the Southbank Center London – As part of the 60th aniversary of the Festival of Britian, The National Poetry Library in association with
KALEID editions have curated a series of poetic interventions in the envions of the Royal Festival Hall and the Saison Poetry Library. GOTO10 will be remixing the database of the poetry library and generating new poetic interpretations of the content using some funky little computer codes, the resultant poems are then set free into the wireless airwaves where unsuspecting hunters of free wifi are subjected to the poetry in the form of dozens of constantly changing rouge access points!

Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, SE1 8XX
3 August 2011 – Sunday, 28 August 2011

GOTO10 | 03-Aug-11 to 28-Aug-11

GOTO10 exploits Wi-fi signals and combines them with the library’s database to create original digital verse. With a simple hack to a wireless router, the international digital arts collective GOTO10 present the unsuspecting passer-by with anything from a playful cut and paste collage to creative propaganda. Drawing
comparisons with SMS and Twitter poetry such as ‘twaiku’, messages are transmitted from the library, feeding poetry to public spaces around the Southbank Centre.

GOTO10′s public intervention is kindly supported by SPACE.

A dedicated season of artists’ books curated by KALEID editions. Twelve internationally acclaimed artists engage with the Saison Poetry Library’s collection in a diverse programme of exhibitions, interventions, residencies and participatory events.

Prompted by the Festival of Britain celebrations, contemporary artists are given a rare opportunity to draw upon Southbank Centre’s archives and re-consider British identity sixty years on.

KALEID editions represents ‘artists who do books’, advocating public library collections and an interdisciplinary approach to artists’ books. Visit the Saison Poetry Library on the fifth level of the Royal Festival Hall to discover the most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1912 in Britain.

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GOTO10 in LiWoLi Sat, 14 May 2011 09:47:27 +0000 rob

This year’s event offers an exhibition, artists’ workshops and – like every year – lectures, presentations and sound-performances.

claude will be playing live on Friday night with RDEX noisy audio-visual reaction-diffusion explorations, and GULCII live coding untyped lambda calculus with visualisation and sonification of the internal interpreter state (implemented in Haskell with GTK and Cairo, sending messages to Pure-data for the sonification).
by rob will be presented as an eight channel live streaming sound installation in the Kunstuniversität.

more info on the liwoli site

live stream from the festival here:

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SEARCH ENGINE Thu, 21 Apr 2011 15:53:04 +0000 rob

GOTO10 are the current and last artists group in residency at Grand Union for the SEARCH ENGINE project. Over the course of their residency, from 16 April to 30 April, GOTO1O will be working in the gallery space, developing the project /points of presence/

Event: Thursday 28 April, 12 – 8 pm: Open studio day and project presentation 6.30 – 8 pm: Project presentation by Rob Canning and Barbara Kukovec

SEARCH ENGINE, curated by Marialaura Ghidini, is a six-week open-residencies programme aimed at facilitating new processes of production, collaborative research and forms of distribution.

For SEARCH ENGINE Grand Union has invited three artists groups – Manu Luksch & Mukul Patel, American Mountains, GOTO10 – to work in the project space for two weeks each; taking as their departure point the investigation of the complex relationship between history and technology, and the way it connects to the Grand Union locale, Digbeth (Birmingham).

Using Wi-Fi signals to create a semi-hidden textual web, GOTO10 will intervene in the public spaces of Digbeth by creating “hacked” spaces.

GOTO10 artists will be exploring the surroundings of Grand Union and collecting information from notice billboards, and other communication nodes. The collected data will subsequently be “remixed and retransmitted” into the gallery locale in the form of a series of 32-character text strings.

By creating multiple simultaneous WLAN access points (Wi-Fi hotspots), these strings will combine to create a constantly evolving poetic structure. This will be transmitted and visible to residents in the Digbeth area as well as being unconsciously collected in the device memory of passers-by. These access points will also act as portals to a series of site-specific galleries only accessible through the local wireless intranet.

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expr~ released on GOSUB10 Sun, 03 Apr 2011 16:42:37 +0000 chunito expr~

expr~ from 0xA is GOSUB10‘s fourth release

expr~ is the first music release of 0xA, consists of retro sounding tracks made almost entirely with the [expr~] object in Pure Data. No tweaking of number boxes and sliders, no clever generative algorithms, just switch the audio on and listen.

The source code for this release (implemented in Pure-Data) is free software distributable under the terms of the GNU General Public License (version 3 or greater). For repository, see:

Copyleft: This is a free work, you can copy, distribute, and modify it under the terms of the Free Art License.

Released on 3rd April 2011.

Track listing:

  1. 0xA – Winter_solstice
  2. 0xA – 0903-4
  3. 0xA – NandSynth
  4. 0xA – Moving_souf
  5. 0xA – Cafe_Kuroshio
  6. 0xA – Family_Mart

Dedicated to innovative music and audio/visuals, the GOSUB10 label will feature an eclectic group of musicians drawn together by their shared use of Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS). Freely distributed by stream, download and special DVD releases, and made available through an open license, GOSUB10 is run by the GOTO10 collective – an international group of artists, musicians and programmers, dedicated to FLOSS and digital arts. Brought to life in a intensive four day work sprint but years in the making, the GOSUB10 netlabel is a natural extension of GOTO10′s activities supporting and promoting digital art alongside FLOSS tools through workshops, festivals, exhibitions, writing, and more.

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LiWoLi 2011 Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:04:45 +0000 rob

Once again our friends in LiWoLi are in action – deadline approaching soon so act fast to join the fun! Deadline 27/03/2011

Art Meets Radical Openness! LiWoLi 2011
12th – 14th May Kunstuniversität, Linz
Observing, comparing, reflecting, imitating, testing, combining.

LiWoLi is an open lab and meeting spot for artists, developers and educators using and creating FLOSS (free/libre open source software) and Open Hardware in the artistic and cultural context. LiWoLi is all about sharing skills, code and knowledge within the public domain and discussing the challenges of open practice. This year’s event offers an exhibition, artists’ workshops and – like every year – lectures, presentations and sound-performances.
////////////// Open Call 2011 \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

Please fill out the online submission form for Liwoli 2011
Deadline 27/03/2011
o Art exhibition laboratory
Artists producing art and culture using or developing FLOSS and/or
open hardware are invited to show their work in our exhibition
space. Entertaining contributions with a strong sense of humor
around topics like the end of art, plagiarism, copyright/copyfight,
world improvement, economy of open systems etc. are very welcome!

o Workshops
All selected artists are expected to conduct a workshop where they
will share their ideas, skills, code, products and experience.

o Lectures (around 30 min)
We invite proposals for lectures dealing with the challenges of open
practices, investigating the economy of open systems, exploring new
ways of living…

o Presentations (~15min)
Artists, developers and educators are invited to present their work
in order to find interested people join the project or to get feedback.

o Performances
LiWoLi 2011 is able to offer a great performance space in the
Stadtwerkstatt ( Best sound-equipment in town!
Sound artists using FLOSS, Open hardware or hacked toys as well as
live-coding acts are welcome. The artists must agree that the
performance will be recorded and used for the free radio-archive
( under a Creative Commons license.

How to apply

Please fill out the online submission form for Liwoli 2011

Deadline 27/03/2011

LiWoLi is a small event and can only provide limited support
regarding accommodation, travel and fees. Talk to us if there are

LiWoLi 2011 is organised by in cooperation with
Zeitbasierte Medien & Interface Cultures Kunstuniversität Linz.
Fundings by: BM:UKK (,
Kunstuniversität Linz
Sponsors: status pending
Partners & Friends: Stadtwerkstatt Linz, Radio Fro, DorfTV, Time’s
Up, GOTO10.

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“le Jeu des Jeux” @ Souffle de l’Équinoxe, 19/20 Mar, Poitiers Thu, 17 Mar 2011 00:58:35 +0000 thomas

Dorothé Depeauw (Belgium) and Simon Yuill (Scotland) were invited to give a lecture about the amazing performance/installation artwork behind Kaleidoscope/objscrs at make art 2010.

We are very happy the current version of the project called “le Jeu des Jeux” is selected by le Souffle de l’Equinoxe event in Poitiers, taking place this week-end. Don’t miss !

  • Where: Auditorium St Germain, Poitiers
  • When: Saturday 19th March, 17:30 or Sunday 20th of March at 17:30
  • Entrance: free!
  • Who: Dorothé Depeauw, choreographer ; Liselot Jansen, choreographer ; Matthias Koole, musician ; An Mertens, storyteller; Simon Yuill, software programmer. Production : Mangrove-Tentactile. Co-production : Constant, De Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats

A controlling and repression instrument is transformed into a game and expression tool.
A written user manual is transformed into a funny physical game. “le Jeu des Jeux” is a production of the ! Co LAPse KoDe project held by a collective of artists from Belgium, Scotland and Brazil. It is a creation in the form of an ongoing game around the use of surveillance cameras and a motion tracking free software that records and analyzes the behaviors and in which performers, audience, objects, movements, sounds and images come together as agents with equal rights. In this interactive participative production, the audience can be an actor if he/she’d like to. His/her participation can have an influence on the game itself.

Collective !CoLAPseKoDe
Formed by Dorothée Depeauw, Simon Yuill, Kirsty Stansfield, An Mertens, Matthias Koole and Liselot Jansen from Belgium, Scotland and Brazil, the collective was created during a improvisation workshop by the American cellist Tristan Honsinger. Thus came the idea to extend the multidisciplinary improvisation research with the use of software OBJSCRS, that was in its first basic version at that moment. Simon Yuill got involved with the project and a first performance was planned through the extension of the software. This first generation was Kaleidoscope.
Kaleidoscope became a collaborative installation-performance. The creative process and the performance of Kaleidoscope brought many questions, answers and opened up many possibilities. To explore these questions, the !CoLAPseKoDe was formed. The group wishes to continue its researches with the free software for motion tracking, OBJSCRS, which allows the interpretation of movements of bodies and objects through real-time images, using, different types of sensor zones and a surveillance camera. The fundamental idea is to transform a repressive tool (surveillance camera) into a creative one. Through workshops for experimentation with the software, with the participation of local artists (programmers, musicians, dancers, and anyone interested).

Un instrument de contrôle et de répression est transformé en outil de jeu et d’expression.
Un manuel d’utilisation écrit est transformé en un jeu physique amusant. “
Le Jeu des Jeux” est une production du projet ! Co LAPse KoDe porté par un collectif d’artistes belge, écossais et brésilien. C’est une création sous forme de jeu continu autour de l’utilisation de caméras de surveillance et d’un logiciel libre de motion tracking qui enregistre et analyse les comportements et dans laquelle les performeurs, le public, les objets, les mouvements, les sons et les images se retrouvent comme des agents avec des droits égaux. 
Dans cette production interactive-participative, le public est aussi acteur s’il le souhaite et sa participation peut influencer le cours du jeu.

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workshop “Copy-pasting… combining the collective imagination” 25/26/27 Nov 2010 Thu, 18 Nov 2010 23:15:11 +0000 thomas Copy-pasting... combining the collective imagination

We’re glad to invite Jérôme Abel to give a workshop in the framework of the “Figures of Interactivity” Biennial.

“Copy-pasting… combining the collective imagination”
Emancipation and drifts around the tools for art.

The aim of the workshop is to build an hybrid, digital artwork prototype based on copy-pasting.
Reusing existing works is the rule in free and open source environment. Datas, libraries of functions, memory locations, can all be transported, altered, recorded. Besides the assembly is a very effective method for learning techniques as it’s based on experience. Starting from various sources of information (files, artworks, sensors, etc..) that will feed our algorithms, our program will be shaped connection by connection.
The students will be familiarized with the graphical programming environment Pure Data, along with Unix commands and networking protocols.

The workshop is taught by Jérôme Abel, member of the artist collective Impala Utopia.

When? 25, 26 and 27 November 2010, 9:30-17:30
Where? EESI, Poitiers (France)
Entrance: free
Language: French
Registration: please send us an email with a few lines explaining your motivations to attend the workshop

version en français, cliquez :

“Copier-coller… assembler l’imagination collective”
Emancipation et dérives autour des outils informatiques dans l’art.

L’objectif de l’atelier est de concevoir un prototype d’oeuvre numérique hybride basé sur le copier-coller.
En environnement libre et open source, la réutilisation de travaux existants est la règle. Les données, les bibliothèques de fonctions, les emplacements mémoires, sont tous susceptibles d’être transportés, modifiés, enregistrés. De plus, le montage est une méthode très efficace pour l’apprentissage des techniques, car basé sur l’expérience. Nous partirons de différentes sources d’informations (fichiers, oeuvres artistiques, capteurs, etc.), pour nourrir nos algorithmes, et de connexions en connexions tisser notre programme.
Pour cela, nous nous familiariserons avec l’environnement de programmation graphique Pure Data, couplé aux commandes Unix et aux protocoles réseau.

L’atelier est conduit par Jérôme Abel, membre du collectif d’artistes Impala Utopia.

Quand? 25, 26 et 27 novembre 2010, 9:30-17:30
Où? EESI, Poitiers (France)
Entrée: libre, sur inscription (nombre de places limité)
Langue: français
Inscriptions: veuillez nous écrire en nous indiquant vos motivations pour l’atelier

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