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Subject: 	Pixelache Helsinki Special April Festival Newsletter
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Pixelache Helsinki Special April Festival Newsletter
*PIXELACHE HELSINKI NEWSLETTER 3 / 2013*
	
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*Special Pixelache Festival 2013 Newsletter*



Pixelache Helsinki welcomes participants to join in the four day 
dual-city transdisciplinary festival 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=ad7c32505e&e=4cab8eb54a> 
during *16th -19th May 2013*. This year the festival will take place in 
both Helsinki (Finland) and Tallinn-Naissaar 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=b5a7f11f81&e=4cab8eb54a> 
(Estonia), including a ferry journey between both cities.

The overall festival theme is entitled 'Facing North - Facing South 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=7625e81bf6&e=4cab8eb54a>'. 
With this theme, Pixelache expands it’s on-going 'Signals from the South 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=49a8b30366&e=4cab8eb54a>' 
programme, that has focused on presenting media, art and technology 
projects from Africa, South America and Asia since 2009. It explores 
further the relationships between South and North, looking at these 
notions from various perspectives, including geo-political, cultural, 
economical, both on global, regional and local level.

The Helsinki section of the festival organised around the Suvilahti area 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=131ecee913&e=4cab8eb54a> 
(16.-17.May) consists of several events, including presentations, 
workshops and guest-curated programme by trans-national Bricolabs 
Network 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=78ee3fb777&e=4cab8eb54a> . 
Members of Bricolabs will be present from various European as well as 
Latin American countries and many others, from Pakistan, Mexico, 
Indonesia etc will participate in discussions during the conference 
planned for 17th May on the theory and practice of networks. A process 
orientated and open approach to creating (making) will be conveyed 
through “brico-things” an exhibition (collaboratively curated) opening 
on the evening of 15th May. Workshops & Demos on 16th May will offer 
opportunities to learn, discuss and share ideas on digital fabrication & 
plastic recycling, open source tools for festivals and more!

The Tallinn-side ofthe festival (18.-19. May) will be based on previous 
unconference/bar camp-style experiments in recent years called 'Camp 
Pixelache 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=c3b1e78df0&e=4cab8eb54a>'. 
The main venue for this 'camp' part will be a small nature-reserve 
island near to Tallinn called Naissaar 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=4712f644e8&e=4cab8eb54a>. 
The infrastructure on the island allows for about 100 people to 
participate. We are still calling out for presentations and workshops 
proposals 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=28dbb62b76&e=4cab8eb54a> 
for Camp Pixelache. More information here 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=7c9e03b4aa&e=4cab8eb54a>.

Three keynote speakers have also been invited to give presentations in 
three different festival locations: Escher Tsai, Master of Art History 
of National Taiwan University of Art, devoted into digital art research, 
promotion and creation will present in Helsinki on 16.5 at the Finnish 
Academy of Fine Arts. Spatial Intelligence Unit's and Kristi Grišakov's 
keynote is the first public Tallinn-Helsinki twin city presentation and 
discussion to be held on a common ground, an in-between place – the 
ferry between the two cities on 17.5. On Naissaar, rumoured to be “Terra 
Feminarum” (the island’s Estonian name literally translates as ‘island 
of women’), Mary Mellor, Social Science Professor at Northumbria 
University, Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) will address issues of alternative, 
green and feminist economics.

Welcome!

Read more about the festival here 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=694301c9f0&e=4cab8eb54a>.

	
	
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        CALENDAR

*APRIL*

*19.4.* Camp Pixelache 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=c654cffe96&e=4cab8eb54a>Call 
for Presentations and Workshops 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=0a761f64bd&e=4cab8eb54a>closes 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=31e5d3f6b8&e=4cab8eb54a>

*MAY*

*16.-19.5. Pixelache Helsinki Festival 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=07904f0c8d&e=4cab8eb54a>:*

*Helsinki 16.-17.5.*

*15.5. *Bricolabs 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=046554e9df&e=4cab8eb54a>exhibition 
opening 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=3c5c159a0f&e=4cab8eb54a>
*16.5. *Usinette & Defko Yaw Rek 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=c34a33a47e&e=4cab8eb54a>Open 
Demo Afternoon 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=7034f72852&e=4cab8eb54a>
*16.5.* metaFestival Workshop 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=19878f2f86&e=4cab8eb54a>
*16.5.* Escher Tsai Keynote 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=a90591f466&e=4cab8eb54a>
*17.5.* SPIN Unit and Kristi Grišakov Keynote 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=2c29643b39&e=4cab8eb54a>
*17.5.* Bricolabs 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=3c8f011bd9&e=4cab8eb54a>conference 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=8f4eb2f887&e=4cab8eb54a>

*Tallinn / Naissaar 18.-19.5.*

*18.-19.5. *Camp Pixelache, Naissaar 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=3f9df76dde&e=4cab8eb54a>
*18.5. *Mary Mellor Keynote 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=31c3ff3b31&e=4cab8eb54a>

*Pixelache Festival Keynotes: Helsinki, Overseas and Naissaar*

Keynotes this year are on the following themes: New media art & culture 
in Asia, Tallinn-Helsinki & feminist economics. Three keynote speakers 
have been invited to give presentations at three different festival 
locations: Escher Tsai 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=c55aad1f12&e=4cab8eb54a>, 
founder and artistic director of ‘microplayground 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=7769d03645&e=4cab8eb54a>’ 
(Taiwan), associated with D.I.Y./D.I.W.O., open source, creative commons 
and creative industry, will present in Helsinki on *16th of May* at the 
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Spatial Intelligence Unit 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=5c8dab0eae&e=4cab8eb54a>’s 
and Kristi Grišakov 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=c5f89ab732&e=4cab8eb54a>’s 
keynote is the first public Tallinn-Helsinki twin city presentation and 
discussion to be held on a common ground, an in-between place – the 
ferry between the two cities on *17th of May*. On Naissaar, rumoured to 
be “Terra Feminarum” (the island’s Estonian name literally translates as 
‘island of women’), Mary Mellor 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=40b3959087&e=4cab8eb54a>, 
Social Science Professor at Northumbria University 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=3557b2c015&e=4cab8eb54a>, 
Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) will address issues of alternative, green and 
feminist economics on the *18th of May*. Read more here >> 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=19404a17af&e=4cab8eb54a>

*metaFestival Technologies Workshop: Sign-up!*


metaFestival Technologies is an open source development project. Instead 
of computer code, it specializes in instruction-based code that 
describes new forms ofhuman practice or behavior. The code is defined by 
text and illustrations, and packaged like programs, giving everyone the 
possibility to use them, and develop new versions of their own. The 
workshop that will be held on *Thursday 16th May* from 1-5 pm, will 
first familiarize participants with the idea of behavioral coding. After 
that, we will together develop prototypes, and test them in the 
Pixelache environment. Finally, we will create short instructions for 
the practices that we found interesting and functional, so that we can 
distribute them for others.
metaFestival Technologies is a part of the metaFestival project, 
currently developed in Reality Research Center 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=31cf69e06d&e=4cab8eb54a> 
by its coordinator Pekko Koskinen. metaFestival was created as a part of 
2012 Baltic Circle Festival 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=885f81b981&e=4cab8eb54a>, 
and continues its development also in Auawirleben 2013 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=de8ba7ee45&e=4cab8eb54a>. 
More information about the workshops and how to sign up here 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=bb70a3ef8f&e=4cab8eb54a>! 


	

*Guest-curated programme by Bricolabs*

Pixelache Festival 2013 with its theme of Facing North Facing South 
profiles the work of the Bricolabs 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=f173c1f20f&e=4cab8eb54a> 
mailing list, an independent and dynamic network of people absorbed with 
sharing, DIY, open source software, hardware and environmental 
sustainability living in various localities across the world whose 
online and offline exchange of heterogeneous practices and ideas have 
driven the network since its formation in 2006. Members will be present 
from various European as well as Latin American countries and many 
others, from Pakistan, Mexico, Indonesia etc will participate in 
discussions during the conference planned for *17th of May* on the 
theory and practice of networks. A process orientated and open approach 
to creating (making) will be conveyed through “brico-things” an 
exhibition (collaboratively curated) opening on the evening of *15th of 
May*. Read more >> 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=160979c74d&e=4cab8eb54a>

*Camp Pixelache 2013: Call for presentations & workshops! *


We are calling out for short presentations (5-15mins) for the 
unconference camp event on Naissaar, near Tallinn, Estonia.
Please note that for the workshops, apart from tables, limited 
electricity generated by solar cells and slow internet, Pixelache will 
not be able to provide other infrastructure or materials that would 
require to be carried from the mainland.
The call is open until *19th April*. Submit your proposal here 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=3254ab6a9c&e=4cab8eb54a>. Read 
more about Camp Pixelache 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=acf15ff146&e=4cab8eb54a>!

	

*Usinette / Defko Yaw Rek Residency & Demo *

Ursula Gastfall and Alexandre Korber from Usinette 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=338c4f0273&e=4cab8eb54a> 
and Edgar Afoutou from Defko Yaw Rek 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=e1f06f27e1&e=4cab8eb54a> 
have been invited by Pixelache for a two-week micro-residency 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=d745464dec&e=4cab8eb54a> 
from *15th to 29th May*. Usinette is a hacklab-like organisation and 
Defko Yaw Rek (translates as ‘Do-it-Yourself’ in wolof) a group of 
makers from Dakar. During their residency they will participate in 
Pixelache festival, meet local makers and they also hope to develop 
further a plastic thread that they started experimenting with last 
spring in Dakar (Senegal), as part of a two-week workshop held in the 
context of the Afropixel 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=6fe9db80ad&e=4cab8eb54a>festival.

As part of their production residency, Usinette & Defko Yaw Rek will 
hold an Open Demo Afternoon 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=abc5af9d22&e=4cab8eb54a> 
at Made in Kallio 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=8641797089&e=4cab8eb54a>, 
on *Thursday 16th May from 1-5 pm*. No sign-up or specific skills are 
required. During the demo, the hosts will introduce a 3D printer from 
the RepRap 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=48754a4396&e=4cab8eb54a> 
project and present another self-made tool, a plastic extruder 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=c131815918&e=4cab8eb54a> 
whose main function is to recycle plastic from plastic bags or milk 
bottle corks. The demo will focus especially on plastic and on how it 
can be collected and re-used to make thread for 3D printers. Please see 
more information about the demo here 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=e6698dbdfb&e=4cab8eb54a>!

*Volunteering at Pixelache Festival (16.-19.5.2013) *



We are looking for volunteers to help make Pixelache festival 2013 
happen in May! Getting involved in Pixelache festival is a unique 
opportunity to experience a major transdisciplinary arts event and to 
contribute to its success.
Helping hands are needed during the festival time in basic tasks such as 
ticket sales, info desk, hosting and transportation, etc. In addition we 
are also looking for people to help in more challenging tasks – setting 
up installations, assisting in video documentation, etc. Read more >> 
<http://pixelache.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d008242ccaa382fc8689a70f1&id=f711efc01b&e=4cab8eb54a>

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