art+bits festival

13.11.2015 / friday

10.00 12.00 14.00 16.00 18.00 20.00 22.00
  • Main Exhibition opening

    20.30 - 22.00 / ASP

    Morehshin Allahyari
    Florian Born
    Aleksander Caban
    Drzach&Suchy
    Taylor Levy
    Simone Rebaudengo
    Martin Reiche
    Superflux
    Zimoun

    • Morehshin Allahyari: Material Speculation: ISIS
    • Florian Born: Mechanical Pi
    • Aleksander Caban: A.L.I.C.E.
    • Drzach & Suchy: tik-tak
    • Drzach & Suchy: hand in hand
    • Taylor Levy: 24 switch pixel
    • Simone Rebaudengo: Ethical Things
    • Simone Rebaudengo: Addicted Products
    • Martin Reiche: Drone Garden
    • Martin Reiche: CCTV 2.0
    • Superflux: Open Informant
    • Superflux: Drone Aviary
    • Ryszard Winiarski: Gra 10×10 – przebieg logiczny
    • Ryszard Winiarski: fragment serii Rysunków
    • Ryszard Winiarski: matryca litograficzna
    • Zimoun: 150 PREPARED DC-MOTORS, FILLER WIRE 1.0mm
  • New Media Classics

    16.45 - 18.00 / ASP

    discussions

    Speakers:

    Piotr Zawojski
    Ryszard W. Kluszczyński
    Sidney Myoo
    Ewa Wójtowicz
    Piotr Celiński

    Over the last few decades, new media have gained the status of a full-fledged genre of artistic creation. The milestone projects in the history of new media will be presented in the form of a specially prepared publication, supplemented by a discussion panel and video screening of selected works.

    Hosted by Piotr Zawojski

    Registration closed

  • Speculative Design

    18.15 - 20.15 / ASP

    discussions

    Speakers:

    Superflux
    panGenerator
    Simone Rebaudengo

    A rapid pace of social and technological changes creates a new role for design. It is not only a solution for our today’s problems, but also a way to predict new phenomena and situations. Design turned out to be more than a tool – it shapes a the way of thinking about the future.

    Hosted by Paulina Grabowska

    Registration closed

  • Analogue Algorithms

    10.00 - 18.00

    Analogue Algorithms: a data drawing workshop

    workshops

    Speakers:

    Stefanie Posavec

    Data is the raw material from which a range of outputs such as data visualisation, information graphics, and data-driven artworks are created. However, this material is often dealt with digitally and rarely engaged with in a tangible, physical way. How would your approach and sensibility within a data project change if you started by working with charcoal and paper instead of code and screens?

    For this workshop, data is our model on the plinth, and we’ll explore ways of using traditional methods and materials as a starting point for creating data-driven visual systems.

    We’ll think about the creation of a generative system through using a handmade design process, where you (and all your imperfections) are the computer/compiler, but these imperfections are a help, not a hindrance.

    We’ll also be thinking about ways of communicating data that are more emotive and textured than traditional visualisation methods and explore variability in mark-making and material as a way to communicate information, navigating that fine balance between aesthetic and legibility considerations.

    By the end of this workshop, you’ll have access to a different starting process for working with data and shaping its aesthetic (even if you move onto your computer / into code at a later point!).

    Friday: 10 am – 6 pm

    Workshop will be held in English

    Registration closed

  • Data Love Stories p.1

    10.00 - 18.00

    Data Love Stories

    workshops

    Speakers:

    NAND Studio

    Visual narratives are a fundamental part of human communication culture. From cave paintings to modern comics, the use of sequences of graphics to tell stories has grown to become overwhelmingly rich and diverse.

    Data visualization often uses these fundamental principles of visual narratives to present complex topics beautifully and effectively. Data scientists and designer become authors who structure and communicate at the intersection of science, math and art. What are the limits of this practice? What is the relationship between a good story and the display of ‘facts and figures’?

    In this workshop, participants will explore data visualization as a practice with a strong focus on story telling, authorship and graphical presentation. We will search for and tell love stories in their widest possible definition using data as a base material.

    Workshop is divided into two parts:
    Friday: 10am  – 6pm
    Saturday: 10am – 3pm

    The workshop will be held in English.

    Registration closed

  • Scattered installations p.1

    10.00 - 18.00

    workshops

    Speakers:

    Szymon Kaliski

    The workshop is dedicated for people who already have initial experience with using technology in art, especially for VJs, electronic musicians, creative programmers and new media enthusiasts . Bit of own ‘artistic’ practice is necessarily needed.

    At the workshop, participants will jointly create interactive installations based on Bare Conductive technology – conductive ink and microcontroller based on the Arduino. They will build prototypes of situations in which a touch of unusual space becomes a driving force for interaction.

    During the workshop, participants will gain knowledge of the Bare Conductive tiles servicing, building interactive installations consisting of multiple computers, and working in multimedia projects.

    If you want to join the workshop, you should be familiar with at least one of these: OSC, Arduino, Processing, openFrameworks, Max / MSP, Pure Data, Ableton Live, vvvv, Modul8, Resolume (or similar).

    Workshop is divided into two parts:
    Friday: 10am  – 6pm
    Saturday: 10am – 3pm

    Workshop will be held in Polish

    Registration closed

  • Hackathon

    18.00 - 20.00

    Hacking Silesian Transport

    workshops

    What are the challenges facing the Upper Silesian conurbation’s transport sector? How do you imagine the perfect transport system? What action can we take to bring the region closer to the ideal? These are the questions we will try to answer in the form of a hackathon/workshop. Following a discussion on the status of Silesian transport, we will identify the current challenges and formulate vision for the future in order to finally arrive at proposals for specific solutions. By processing available data, drawing appropriate conclusions and encoding prototypes for new sustainable solutions, we will strive to design services that provide value for local communities.

    The event is delivered in collaboration with the ePaństwo Foundation and its Koduj dla Polski  project.

    Friday: 6pm – 8pm
    Sunday: 10am – 6pm

    Register for this workshop

14.11.2015 / saturday

10.00 12.00 14.00 16.00 18.00 20.00 22.00
  • Exhibition

    10.00 - 22.00

    Morehshin Allahyari
    Florian Born
    Aleksander Caban
    Drzach&Suchy
    Taylor Levy
    Simone Rebaudengo
    Martin Reiche
    Superflux
    Zimoun

    • Morehshin Allahyari: Material Speculation: ISIS
    • Florian Born: Mechanical Pi
    • Aleksander Caban: A.L.I.C.E.
    • Drzach & Suchy: Tik Tak
    • Drzach & Suchy: Hands On
    • Taylor Levy: 24 switch pixel
    • Simone Rebaudengo: Ethical Things
    • Simone Rebaudengo: Addicted Products
    • Martin Reiche: Drone Garden
    • Martin Reiche: CCTV 2.0
    • Superflux: Open Informant
    • Superflux: Drone Aviary
    • Ryszard Winiarski: Gra 10×10 – przebieg logiczny
    • Ryszard Winiarski: fragment serii Rysunków
    • Ryszard Winiarski: matryca litograficzna
    • Zimoun: 150 PREPARED DC-MOTORS, FILLER WIRE 1.0mm
  • Science of Culture

    15.00 - 16.00

    lecture

    Speakers:

    Lev Manovich

    The lecture will be given over Skype and Manovich will be available to answer questions.

    What does it mean to represent “culture” by “data”? What are the unique possibilities offered by computational analysis of large cultural data in contrast to qualitative methods used in humanities and social science? How to use quantitative techniques to study the key cultural form of our era – interactive media? Lev Manovich presents the achievements of the Software Studies Initiative.

    Hosted by Anna Maj

    Registration closed

  • Civic Technologies

    16.00 - 17.00

    Tool or therapy? The Politics of Participation in Civic Technologies

    lecture

    Speakers:

    Dietmar Offenhuber

    Hosted by Anna Maj

    Registration closed

  • Hacking Culture

    10.00 - 12.30

    discussions

    Speakers:

    Raphaël de Courville
    Régine Debatty
    Niklas Roy
    Drzach&Suchy

    Hacking can be understood as proficiency in the use of modern, physical and digital tools, knowledge of the way they operate and the ability to adapt them to one’s own needs. This type of technical competence is the foundation of the business, critical, social and artistic activity presented as part of the panel.

    Register for lectures

  • Data visualization

    17.15 - 19.15

    discussions

    Speakers:

    Moritz Stefaner
    Stefanie Posavec
    NAND Studio

    The ever-growing amount of information on the Web makes it necessary to create new tools to help build a clear and engaging message. Of increasing importance is the problem of the acquisition, processing and presentation of large data sets. An interesting aspect of this process is its effect on the model of knowledge production in network society.

    Hosted by Anna Maj

    Registration closed

  • Lightning Talks

    19.15 - 20.00

    discussions

    Short, 7-minute presentations delivered by participants of the festival. Great opportunity to share the latest insights, tools and projects from art/technology area. If you have something interesting to say, you can submit your presentation and become the art+bits festival speaker!

    Speakers:
    Wiesław Bartkowski
    Lukas Franciszkiewicz (Takram, London)
    Karol Jędrasiak
    Michał Jurgielewicz (NAS-DRA)
    Szymon Kaliski

    Hosted by Anna Widera

     

  • Who Governs the Smart City?

    10.00 - 11.30

    seminar

    Speakers:

    Dietmar Offenhuber

    As more Polish cities aspire to the exclusive club of the so-called Smart Cities, a question naturally emerges as to the consequences of investment in urban data processing infrastructure. Will it really help solve the most important problems of Polish cities? Who will gain the most benefit? The residents, local administration, or, perhaps, some large technology companies which manage the infrastructure and software? The seminar is aimed at urban researchers, city officials, urban activists, application developers, engineers and all those interested in using data to improve the quality of life in urban centres. The meeting is held as part of a series of discussions about the idea of smart cities, staged by Medialab Katowice in collaboration with the Res Publica Foundation and Magazyn Miasta.

    Register for lectures

  • Deconstructing selfiecity

    11.45 - 13.15

    Cultural analytics. Deconstructing selfiecity

    seminar

    Speakers:

    Moritz Stefaner

    Moritz Stefaner will talk us through the concept and work process behind selfiecity. What can we learn about a complex cultural phenomenon by using metadata visualization, image analysis and cultural analytics? Stefaner will lead us along the long winded road leading to the end results, and show how a multichannel approach to data visualization can produce tools for understanding culture in completely new ways.

    Register for the seminar

  • ABC of Synthesis p.1

    10.00 - 14.30

    ABC of Synthesis

    workshops

    Speakers:

    Piotr Ceglarek
    Jan Dybała

    As part of the festival art+bits, the Katowice Sound Department will deliver a two-day workshop on the foundations of sound processing and synthesis techniques using pocket-sized but powerful Teenage Engineering equipment for generating and composing rhythm (OP-12), bass lines (PO-14) and tunes (PO-16).

    Warsztat dwudniowy.
    saturday: 10 am – 2:30 pm
    sunday: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

    Workshop will be held in Polish

    Registration closed

  • Data Love Stories p.2

    10.00 - 15.00

    Data Love Stories

    workshops

    Speakers:

    NAND Studio

    Visual narratives are a fundamental part of human communication culture. From cave paintings to modern comics, the use of sequences of graphics to tell stories has grown to become overwhelmingly rich and diverse.

    Data visualization often uses these fundamental principles of visual narratives to present complex topics beautifully and effectively. Data scientists and designer become authors who structure and communicate at the intersection of science, math and art. What are the limits of this practice? What is the relationship between a good story and the display of ‘facts and figures’?

    In this workshop, participants will explore data visualization as a practice with a strong focus on story telling, authorship and graphical presentation. We will search for and tell love stories in their widest possible definition using data as a base material.

    Workshop is divided into two parts:
    Friday: 10am  – 6pm
    Saturday: 10am – 3pm

    The workshop will be held in English.

    Registration closed

  • Scattered installations p.2

    10.00 - 15.00

    workshops

    Speakers:

    Szymon Kaliski

    The workshop is dedicated for people who already have initial experience with using technology in art, especially for VJs, electronic musicians, creative programmers and new media enthusiasts . Bit of own ‘artistic’ practice is necessarily needed.

    At the workshop, participants will jointly create interactive installations based on Bare Conductive technology – conductive ink and microcontroller based on the Arduino. They will build prototypes of situations in which a touch of unusual space becomes a driving force for interaction.

    During the workshop, participants will gain knowledge of the Bare Conductive tiles servicing, building interactive installations consisting of multiple computers, and working in multimedia projects.

    If you want to join the workshop, you should be familiar with at least one of these: OSC, Arduino, Processing, openFrameworks, Max / MSP, Pure Data, Ableton Live, vvvv, Modul8, Resolume (or similar).

    Workshop is divided into two parts:
    Friday: 10am  – 6pm
    Saturday: 10am – 3pm

    Workshop will be held in Polish

    Registration closed

  • One of the possible ways

    20.30 - 21.00

    performance

    Michał Szota
    Edgar Bąk

    Visual performance. Real-time mixed screencast of interactions with uncommon, unusual, unserviceable user interfaces. Generated and programmed, intense dream story, accompanied by experimental soundtrack by Edgar Bąk.

  • Concert SCULPTURE

    21.00 - 22.00

    performance

    Sculpture

    The headliner of the evening is Sculpture – an opto-musical agglomerate made up of Dan Hayhurst (music), and Reuben Sutherland (animation). Their performances are an amalgam of electronic music, kinetic art, comic strips, abstract animation, audiovisual cut-ups – a mix of analog and digital practices – tape manipulation, samples, found sounds, aleatoric and algorithmic programming and live improvisation.

    19.00 – MEETING WITH SCULPTURE
    Dan Hayhurst and Reuben Sutherland will speak about their creative process from a conceptual and technical perspective.

    Concert is prepared by Biuro Dźwięku Katowice.

  • Afterparty

    22.00 - 2.00 / Drzwi Zwane Koniem

    performance

    Chino & Olivia

    Afterparty prepared by Biuro Dźwięku Katowice

15.11.2015 / sunday

10.00 12.00 14.00 16.00 18.00 20.00 22.00
  • Exhibition

    10.00 - 20.00

    Morehshin Allahyari
    Florian Born
    Aleksander Caban
    Drzach&Suchy
    Taylor Levy
    Simone Rebaudengo
    Martin Reiche
    Superflux
    Zimoun

    • Morehshin Allahyari: Material Speculation: ISIS
    • Florian Born: Mechanical Pi
    • Aleksander Caban: A.L.I.C.E.
    • Drzach & Suchy: tik-tak
    • Drzach & Suchy: hand in hand
    • Taylor Levy: 24 switch pixel
    • Simone Rebaudengo: Ethical Things
    • Simone Rebaudengo: Addicted Products
    • Martin Reiche: Drone Garden
    • Martin Reiche: CCTV 2.0
    • Superflux: Open Informant
    • Superflux: Drone Aviary
    • Ryszard Winiarski: Gra 10×10 – przebieg logiczny
    • Ryszard Winiarski: fragment serii Rysunków
    • Ryszard Winiarski: matryca litograficzna
    • Zimoun: 150 PREPARED DC-MOTORS, FILLER WIRE 1.0mm
  • Oculus Rift

    10.00 - 18.00 / ASP

    workshops

    Speakers:

    Aleksander Caban

    Are you keen on virtual reality and fond of the newest tech gadgets? During this workshop you will learn how to create virtual space for Oculus Rift through the Unreal Engine 4. You’ll also learn how to work with game engines and what are the rules of creating virtual reality applications. The workshop is perfect for you, if you’re really interested in VR or computer games.

    Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

    Registration closed

  • ABC of Synthesis p.2

    11.30 - 16.30

    workshops

    Speakers:

    Piotr Ceglarek
    Jan Dybała

    As part of the festival art+bits, the Katowice Sound Department will deliver a two-day workshop on the foundations of sound processing and synthesis techniques using pocket-sized but powerful Teenage Engineering equipment for generating and composing rhythm (OP-12), bass lines (PO-14) and tunes (PO-16).

    Warsztat dwudniowy.
    saturday: 10 am – 2:30 pm
    sunday: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

    Workshop will be held in Polish

    Registration closed

  • Hackathon

    10.00 - 18.00

    Hacking Silesian Transport

    workshops

    What are the challenges facing the Upper Silesian conurbation’s transport sector? How do you imagine the perfect transport system? What action can we take to bring the region closer to the ideal? These are the questions we will try to answer in the form of a hackathon/workshop. Following a discussion on the status of Silesian transport, we will identify the current challenges and formulate vision for the future in order to finally arrive at proposals for specific solutions. By processing available data, drawing appropriate conclusions and encoding prototypes for new sustainable solutions, we will strive to design services that provide value for local communities.

    The event is delivered in collaboration with the ePaństwo Foundation and its Koduj dla Polski  project.

    Friday: 6pm – 8pm
    Sunday: 10am – 6pm

    Register for this workshop