Last call for PIFcamp #5!

Before we close the open call for applications on May 20th we’d like to share this year’s node holders!

Kersikova bio hackers will once again join forces with Dario Cortese, our wild edible plant guru, and work on food fermentation. Dario also expressed some interest in hacking the borreliosis – he’s planning to provide an overview of making preparations for its treatment.

Lynne Bruning will continue to host daily Wandering Cafe in the mornings and e-textile workshops in the afternoons. She also wants to do explore various techniques of block printing on fabric.

Scott Kildall is a new media artist who works with datasets related to natural sciences and how they interact with human civilization, transforming these into sculptures and interactive installations. Scott’s involvement at PIF will be extension of his PIFresidency (Artist-in-Residence programme as part of Feral Labs Network) projects called Unnatural Language. He will use the Soča surroundings to make a dynamically-synthesized soundscape by setting up electronic sound sculptures across the meadows and trees and make them communicative with each other.

Last but not least – all the electronics and DIY synth enthusiasts can join a project Solder & Synonyms by John Richards aka Dirty Electronics which is combining circuit building, writing text and critical thinking.

And there is much more to come! DITOxicate yourself and APPLY NOW!

PS: Those who already applied – expect your answer on Tuesday May 21th.

PIFcamp #4 sound projects

It seems like the latest PIFcamp, well, its amazing participants, produced more  sound related projects than we anticipated! We are re-posting some of them so you can all take a sound trip down the Soča memory lane.

Juan Manuel Escalante: Sounds of Soča (Zvoki Soče)

Photo by J. M. Escalante

Zvoki Soče is a one week project made in the Julian Alps during PIFcamp 2018, featuring field recordings, electronic sounds and visual scores.

Photo by J. M. Escalante

Alexander Phleps: “Create one piece of sound every day”

Alexander made an audio collage of various sound & field recordings (also featuring jam sessions) during PIFcamp and turned them into 7 tracks – each for every day. Listen to them here:

Ina Thomann (Lino Leum): Sonance Garden

Listen the 2-minute recording from Ina’s installation Sonance Garden in which 3 sensors influenced the sound of the PIFcamp environment:

Aleš Januš Luznar (Yanoosh): Ictus Cordis

During PIFcamp Yanoosh was working on an audiovisual project where his hearth is used as an instrument. In Ictus Cordis the artist explores the application of the biofeedback method or a mutual heart reaction to the stream of a sound composition as an artistic inspiration. The project was presented in Ljubljana on 24, 25 & 26 November.

Open Saturday 2018!

PIFcamp is nearly finished, which means the grand finale is at hand – the traditional Open Saturday! Join us, meet this year’s participants and check out the projects we were developing during the past week.

The programme will start around 1 PM, and will continue late into the night. Food and drinks will be available – for a small contribution you won’t be hungry or thirsty, but we would kindly ask you to find your accommodations else where.

See you!

Programme:

Urška Alič (SI) – silk printing “PIFish” workshop

Luka Frelih (SI) Distributed Sensing Dome – 3D scanning of big objects

Lynne Bruning (USA) The Wandering Cafe – morning chat in a pop-up cafe down the Soča river bank

Hanna Perner-Wilson (AT) Sense Yourself Making – performans & tattoo session

Václav Peloušek (CZ) – sonification of skateboarding using wireless shoe pressure sensors

Bernhard Rasinger (AT) – laser show

Dmitry Morozov ::vtol:: (RU) Hot Ninja – performative Wi-Fi action

İpek Burçak & Eren İleri (TR) Secure Shell – multimedia installation

Jakob Scheithe (AT) Fortune Telling Machine – A bio-hacked urin fortune teller

Juan Manuel Escalante (MEX/USA) Sounds of Soča – immersive listening session

Juan Duarte (MEX) Aeolian Artefacts –  sound installation on the bridge

Kleemar (SI) – live act

Inna Thomann (AT) Lino Leum: Sonance garden – interactive sound installation

Klemens Kohlweis (AT) – parabolic directed microphone presentation

Anna Lerchbaumer (AT) – sound installation

Connor Haynes (UK) ­– AV installation

Lavoslava Benčič (SI) – Audible Healing Pressure Points + introductory workshop of e-textiles

Maggie Kane (USA) – presentation of the smart jacket prototype (MIDI controller)

Sanja Hrvaćanin & Eva Pondrk (SI) – presentation of the smart jacket prototype for cyclists

Anna Sircova (DK) – lecture Psyhology of time & installation Space of Futurisation

Danilo Ivanuša Knedl (SI) cooking workshop for kids

Kristijan Tkalec, Ahac Meden, Dario Corteze (SI) – fermented goods tasting

Lio Novelli & Jurij Podgoršek (SI) – presentation of Daktyl keyboard

Lovrenc Košenina (SI) – setting up a permanent DIY weather station

Jani & Niko Pirnat (SI) – Rock & roll ball

Tisa Neža Herlec (SI) – hands-on presentation of a sound instrument

Video Sonification and the Manipulation of Field Recordings

Connor Haynes will be exploring different compositional techniques in this project, using the environment both sonically, and visually to produce A/V compositions. With emphasis on field recordings as a raw sound source, such sounds will be manipulated in concrete fashion and mixed with sound produced from video to sound patches inside Max Msp/Jitter, using the environment to create the sonic landscape. The A/V compositions may hopefully be completed at the camp but perhaps they may be finished at home and shared online depending on the camps time constraints. 

The Space of Futurization – building a prototype

The Space of Futurization is a project by Anna Sircova.

This immersive interactive installation is envisaged to create a space where a person would physically feel what type imagery and associations people have with the term ‘futurization’. It will allow to physically experiencing the contradictions embedded in the present and uncertainty of moving towards the future by architecturally constructing the space that would influence the human body and senses.

During the PIF camp I’m planning to concentrate on creating a prototype and test some of the elements for the final installation. I would like to explore how to create a certain interactive emotional space, through visuals and sounds (possibly smells), that in one part of the installation would enhance one particular emotion / feeling and something different in another part.

Wi-Fi poets and hotspot ninjas

Dmitry Morozov ::vtol:: will fully exploit the ESP8266, a low-cost Wi-Fi microchip with full TCP/IP stack and microcontroller capability. Project will be developed over 3 stages, from very simple to more advance.

First stage of project is focused on creating hot-spot poetic machines, an autonomous micro-device which distributes Wi-Fi masked as wireless network, visible to any gadget such as a smartphone or a laptop. The device is automatically renaming its network every 10 seconds, taking as its name various lines of poems by famous poets.

The goal of the second stage is to create crazy Wi-Fi name SSIDs spam machine, similar to this one.

The third round of the projects gains to create a machine that can be used to create your own network, chat,… your personal internet actually. Hot Ninja is a multifunctional network device for autonomous activity in the city environment. Its main function is communication and propaganda through the Wi-FI wireless standard. This is the hacktivism DIY response to attempts by the authorities in different countries to control the Internet. And should be fun to try it out in the mountains!

Do you want to participate in The Mystery IC Challenge?

Know more about Michael Page will do at PIF this year!

 

 

“At PIFcamp I will generally be assisting with DIY electronics. As a creative technologist, artist and educator I have the following skills and interests to bring to the party: Simple circuit design, CMOS tricks, PCB fabrication, Manhattan style, advanced kludging, electro-mechanical implementations, deep thoughts & sassy dance moves. I am currently designing a CMOS groovebox & I will probably still be working on that during PIF. If time permits I will also host the greatly anticipated THE MYSTERY ICHALLENGE!!!”