The Pivilion workshop is a free software & new media art workshop based on the idea of utilizing the Raspberry Pi (a multi purposeful low cost, credit-card sized computer) as an autonomous digital arts darknet gallery server.
Participants will structure and create own darknet (multi)media galleries, while considering, applying and discussing diverse ethical, aesthetical and technical paradigms and parameters of our digital art’s means of conservation, presentation and distribution. Participants will learn how to prepare an operating system on a SD card, how to install software to a GNU/Linux Debian based system and the basic usage of Git repository hosting services. The sessions will also touch upon the topics of digital media optimization, transcoding, licensing, and structuring digital (or digitized) files in a hypermedia setting.
The workshop will give a practical insight into the GNU/Linux Debian based server system, CLI, Git and the mechanics of the Tor network. The participant’s final creation will be an online gallery OS image that can be set up and run either on the local net or on the Tor network and »squat« publicly available Wifi. Knowledge gained at this workshop can be used for setting up servers on any current GNU/Linux based system.
The workshop process is appropriate for both – beginners and more experienced creators – while the attendance is free. Workshop equipment (hardware) is provided by the organizers Dina Karadžić and Vedran Gligo, but participants are required to bring their own laptops and welcome to bring their own digital media content.
To participate in the workshop you need to bring your own laptop.
The number of participants for the workshop is limited. Please register at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 1 / Installation
11-12h — Introduction and presentation
12-13h — Basic GNU/Linux command line usage
13-15h / Break /
15-16h — Raspberry Pi initial setup and introduction
16-17h — Software installation and configuration
17-18h — Basic Git usage and installation completion
Day 2 / Gallery setup
11-12h — Testing hardware and software
12-13h — Vanity onion domain hashing
13-15h / Break /
15-16h — Digital media preparation and transcoding
16-17h — Gallery setup – upload & HTML tweaks, Pi backups
17-18h — Setting up a temporary group exhibition
The workshop takes place at Solitude’s project space Römerstraße 2A in Stuttgart.