RootIO pre­sent­ed at Pixxel­point 2019

Grass­roots Radio, with the RootIO free/​open inno­va­tion, has joined the 20th Pixxel­point — Fes­ti­val of Con­tem­po­rary Art Prac­tices 2019, which is tak­ing place in Nova Gor­i­ca (Slove­nia) in these days from 15 to 23 Novem­ber.

Pixxel­point is a fes­ti­val focused on the broad field of explo­ration of con­tem­po­rary inter­me­dia pro­duc­tion, increas­ing­ly based on the inter­dis­ci­pli­nary con­nec­tions of artists with sci­ence and new tech­nolo­gies, from the inves­ti­ga­tion of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, vir­tu­al real­i­ty, and big data to robot­ics and advanced soft­ware envi­ron­ments. This year edi­tion revolves around cru­cial ques­tions con­cern­ing the rela­tion­ship between tech­nol­o­gy, arts, and democ­ra­cy: How has the role of the (respon­si­ble, crit­i­cal) user of media tech­nolo­gies and medi­a­tised con­tent changed in these two decades? Is real­i­ty still tru­ly acces­si­ble, let alone to be ver­i­fied?

Chris Csík­szent­mi­há­ly, Grass­roots Radio’s coor­di­na­tor, has been invit­ed to the fes­ti­val in his dou­ble guise of artist and researcher. At the fes­ti­val, Chris, togeth­er with Petra Žišt (researcher in the project Alert4You, which is also run­ning through the RootIO infra­struc­ture), have pre­sent­ed RootIO, the tech­no­log­i­cal infra­struc­ture sup­port­ing the rise of com­mu­ni­ty radio involved in the Grass­roots Radio project, broad­cast­ing a bunch of live trans­mis­sions, includ­ing a tour of the city in which the fes­ti­val is hap­pen­ing.

We will be back soon with oth­er excit­ing news about RootIO and Grass­roots Radio. Do not miss the fre­quen­cy!


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