Piksel 2016

Nesta semana, participei do Festival Piksel, em Bergen, na Noruega. Tivemos duas obras do grupo Ecoarte na exibição artística (Sensorium Black Box v2 e Ma:res), fiz uma palestra na seção Artists Talk e participei do workshop Ohanda One.  Mais sobre o festival no http://piksel.no/

Artist Talk: Artistic mapping and the sea
“This proposal is a talk on the artistic mapping developed on Ecoarte group (www.ecoarte.info) in the last few years. The focus of these mappings is the sea that surrounds us and the way we perceive it. The mappings to be presented “Geographies of the Sea #Islands”, “Electrotravelgram Sensorium”, “Ma:res”, “Digital Narratives” – were developed using free software and hardware.”


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Sensorium Black Box _v2

By Ecoarte Group [Karla Brunet and Toni Oliveira]

Sensorium Black Box is an interactive data visualization piece showing the data of each sensor of Sensorium actions in on the boat, in Salvador and Cachoeira. The data was collected with 5 arduinos and different sensors as: air temperature, water temperature, luminosity, noise, latitude, longitude, gases, humidity and oxygen dissolved of the water. This work provides direct access to Datalog files from Sensorium device. And when opening the “black box” device, revealing the archived numerical data, the spectator is presented to a new artistic graphical representation of the data.

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By Ecoarte Group [Karla Brunet, Toni Oliveira, Adailton Nunes, Silvana Rezende, Paulo Alcântara, Hebert Andrade]

Ma:res is an artistic mapping of the sea surrounding Salvador, the city where we live. It is a conceptual map of the sea, its imagery, its symbolism and its impact on the lives of city residents. Ma:res talks about how this sea is seen and felt, their spirituality, their strength, their impact. In this project, we chose not to work with the map as a physical/geographical representation of space, but through a concept map. In which we sailed in the imagination of what this place is, how people use the sea and what it represents for them. When browsing in Ma:res, one can sailed through a sea of words, meaning, perceived and often forgotten in the day-to-day of the city. Our project tries to rescue the feelings and perceptions of the sea, both for those who live in Salvador and for those who have never been here.

The coding of this piece was the result of a survey on the possibility of multimedia animation using free software and collaborative technologies. We ended up with a website done in HTML5, SVG, JavaScript and JQuery, where the spectator navigates a map of ideas and perceptions of the Sea Salvador.

Workshop: Ohanda One


“Zero emission, open hardware & open science trans-ocean research platform. Sailing in 2020. It’s about the journey, not about the destination.

We need truly international criss-cross disciplinary art & science safe havens for celebrating and fostering curiosity in the scale that can make a difference. We have CERN on land ISS in space. Ohanda One will pilot a fleet of sea vessels, capable of crossing the ocean, gathering 100+ curious minds at a time for research and prototype on their topics of choice. Ohanda One is about open science, open software & hardware, open data and formats. It aims to be emission-free in the first five years of sail. Onboard, each individual will be a part of greater collaborative team, and besides their own topics, work together towards the sustainability goals. We work together, we make food and eat together, we relax together. There are no passengers.

In this workshop we want to take the first steps to making this a reality. We will be presenting the progress so far and working on clarifying the underlying ideas. We want to create a new organisation for the project and to find partners, linkages and connections with others. We welcome participation, sharing ideas, advice and critical feedback. We are working with an international group towards a project in 2017 to test out some of the ideas. Join Crew.One.”


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