Program 2010


00:00 - 24:00

OpenArtist is a linux distribution for creative people. It focuses on and features all flavours of digital arts : 2d, 3d, audio, video, vjing, hardware interfacing (arduino, robotics, reactable..). OpenArtist is an ubuntu-based distribution which tries to be more recent and way more useful than e.g ubuntuStudio. It features many programs which are not available in other distributions. The one thing which sets openArtist apart from other distributions is its universal approach.


Code becomes a sub-title for multiple questions of visibility within the world (paranoia, and conspiracy). Code is less than visible within contemporary networked systems, extending spider-like from interface to embrace the world; a vanishing point in all senses. At the same time, code references a secret use of language, as encryption. The presentation examines the impact of necessary [in]-visibility on the study of software, and on experimental practices informed by both the free software and open hardware movements, exploring topics including


GENERATECH is an initiative of Investigation – action born in 2007 that promotes agency of gender in the audio-visual tecnoculture trought free software making workshops, lectures, festivals, videos and performances. It is a question of creating spaces of coordination and collaboration between associations, collectives, institutions and persons to extend and to defend the free traffic of knowledges, experiences, skills and technologies, in the field of the reflection and critical action of the relations of gender at present. Objectives:


[img_assist|nid=993|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=200|height=156] NoTours is a pioneer project by the collective, that allows touring a place while living an augmented acoustic experience connected with the actual spaced visited and the rizhomatic situation of the territory involved. This project will use mobile devices based on open source code (Android) as well as GPS technologies (which provides the position of users) and 3D audio contents (binaural and ambisonics).


A „HowTo/Proof-of-concept“ about band-related tasks, using only free software and GNU/Linux. This includes: Recording/mastering audio, graphics/printing, website, content-licensing. Focus would be on handling audio and graphics.


METANET - Distributed Interactive Knowledge Network based on geo-tagged Artifacts with a high degree of sematic Information


10:30 – 16:30

Das Foyer der Kunstuniversität ist ein offener Raum für Treffen, für spontane und informalle Presentationen oder Workshops. Es werden drei Filme gezeigt, die man sich in Ruhe und mit Kopfhörer anschauen kann. In steht ganzen Zone ist freies Wlan zur Verfügung.

Am Infopoint wird es Bücher geben und auch der puredyne Usb-Stick ist hier erhältlich!

Video Stations:

11:00 – 16:30

[img_assist|nid=1051|title=|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=250|height=188] At our workshop will combine simple linux programming with the of making a fanzine.

Day 1
participants are asked to bring image material and experiment with simple bash/python code that we bring along in order to have an easy experimental introduction to generative image manipulation. We are going to share prepared basic linux/python code that we prepared for the participants to do some image processing.

Day 2

11:00 – 16:00

This workshop will provide an introduction to the general philosophy and history of the Open Frameworks C++ programming environment which has been designed similar to the popular Processing environment for the simplified creation of interactive installations and artworks. OF is an open source project led by Zach Lieberman, Theo Watson and Arturo Castro and is also driven by a growing community of artists and designers who are regularly contributing the usable results of their own works back into the general framework.

13:00 – 17:00

based on the radio once distributed by, this workshop consists of building your own usb powered radio to broadcast directly from your laptop! no soldering experience. in a few hours the boards will be stuffed and you will be able to start tuning and broadcasting!

Material Costs: 10 Euros per Person

14:00 – 18:00

20 min Presentations
10 for setting up!

14:00 - openartisthq, Florian Stöffelmayr
14:30 - xbloom, Peter Bubestinger
15:00 - Code becomes a sub-title Martin Howse
15:30 - Tangible musical interfaces, Martin Kaltenbrunner
16:00 - Open Frameworks, Arturo Castro,
16:30 - Graffiti Research Lab, Michael Zeltner

17:00 Break

17:30 Funkfeuer Linz, Peter Wagenhuber
18:00 noTours, Enrique Tomas
19:30 METANET, Hannes Weingartner

GENERATECH, Claudia Ossandón - canceld /
Audrey Samson/Nl

14:25 – 17:00

Dieser Workshop gibt einen Überblick über die unglaubliche Vielfalt der Linuxtools, mit denen man kreativ sein kann.

17:00 – 18:00

Während der Pause gibt es lecker Essen vom Infoladen Treibsand.

18:00 – 19:00


19:00 – 19:40

Heutzutage kann man keine künstlerische oder kulturelle Aussage mehr machen, ohne sich mit Copyright – Urheberrecht – auseinandersetzen zu müssen. Es scheint fast, als ob über das Konzept Urheberrecht eine neue Ästhetik etabliert werden soll, in der die Idee des Autor und der Authentizität wieder als zentral gesetzt wird und der Mythos des genialischen Schöpfers nach dem Konstruktivismus der Postmoderne zurückgebracht werden soll.

21:00 – 21:30

livecoding performance (20-25 minutes), no sampling, generative music, oscillators, filters, feedback, noise

21:00 – 21:25

"do sinusoids dream of electric sweeps" is a live-coding performance done in pure-data. it relies heavily on self-modifying Pd-patches that interact in an agent-like fashion.

* move around
* find out about other agents in their neighbourhood
* connect to their neighbours
* exchange data with their neighbours

the human has to do the chores:

* create new agents
* tell agents to make good music by writing their generative code
* tell agents to behave properly by changing their interaction code

22:00 – 22:25

improvisation-soundscapes from linz and berlin. working with partly selfmade analog equipment and turntables. this evening ll be an experimental setup, together with laserbeams by md. the dense wall of sound blasts off the fragile wall of concrete light.