We’ve gotten tons of amazing applications, spaces are almost full, but we know there are still some great projects out there, so we are are extending the deadline until June 10. How to apply?
We are happy to announce that open call for PIFcamp 2016 participation is finally out! For more information on how to apply and this year’s confirmed nodes click here.
Hactivate yourself today and apply now!
We are happy to announce the dates for the second PIFcamp edition – we will return to the beautiful Soča Village between 25 and 31 of July for some proper geeky holidays! More info coming soon, until then feel free to enjoy the video from last year and plan your summer nerdish getaway accordingly!
SATURDAY OPENS AT 2PM!
2 – 3pm // Robertina Šebjanič and Monika Pocrnjić: Presentations of Oscillatorium hacks
2.30 – 5.30pm // Lavoslava Benčič: Graphic sound Workshop
3.15pm // “Build a pinhole camera” workshop with Georgie Manly
4pm // Herbal Walk with Dario Cortese
5pm // Theremidi Orchestra Workshop
During the whole day:
Marc Dusseiller: Hands-on presentation of chlorophyll extraction. Mobile lab is working, so we will also do some stuff in the wild.
Peter Edwards and the Soča Synthesis group will set up interactive sound installations for a couple of hours. In the evening the synths move to the pendulum.
Come and talk about e-textiles and wearable electronics with Lynne Bruning and test the projects we built.
Luka Frelih will set up the stomp board and two sculptures made out of the material picked up near Soča. We can plug in more things during Saturday.
Test Werner’s super DIY blue-tooth speaker (oh, it is so much more)!
Check out PIFphotos from hacked cameras Michael Page built. They will also be set around the house, triggering randomly.
Check out the PIFweb tree by Tomaž Strgar.
Visual installations at night:
Tom O’Dea: Drakaea (remote weather installation)
Mick Murray: Interactive audio reactive lighting installation
Tilen Sepič: Light Orbit
On Sunday morning Jure Peternel will educate on one of the most sustainable methods of domestic organic waste use by making them the main ingredient in the building of a raised garden bed. After 10am!
Edible wild plants expert Dario Cortese presents his “food hacking” node!
By the way, more than 2000 species (out of 3500+) of wild plants in Slovenia can be used as food.
Computer art node holder and ultimate open source & free software geek Luka Frelih presents the 7th project of the summer camp, named PIFcamp Reactive Network.
PIFcamp Reactive Network will take on signals from the real world environment of the PIFcamp and its participants, react to them trough live-coded scripts and feed them back to the camp trough screens and kinetic sculptures. The physical input and output devices speaking the OSC protocol will connect trough Noise Make-up Language (NML), a web livecoding bridge, and form a living, pulsating and growing network inhabiting the camp site, its computers and browsers, not to mention the minds and bodies of campers.
We will invent and make input and output modules based on ideas from kinetic sculpture, DIY and kids robotics, modular synthesizers and the beautiful natural surroundings to combine humble potentiometers, servo motors and microcontrollers, glue and sticks into abstract expression carriers capable of transforming gestures into numbers and back again. We will also bring along and repurpose the huge 19-pad stomp board from Sounds of Ljubljana which will surely add to the fun of finding the pattern that will emerge from connecting these experiments with the noise emanating from other projects at PIFcamp.
Open call for participation at the very first PIFcamp is extended till June 18th! Don’t hesitate to apply now, more info here.
PIFcamp is a 7-day nomad maker-base set in the Slovenian nature, where art, technology and knowledge meet. During hands-on workshops, presentations, field trips, laboratory research and with the help from experienced local and international guests from different fields, the participants will actively take part in the exploration and representation of climate, economic, ecological, technological, social, political, cultural, artistic and geopolitical changes, and tensions of past, present and future Europe. In DIY, DIWO and DITO manner!