Pivilion Workshop Presentation

v. 2019-07

Set 1 / Installation


  • h.1-2 — Introduction and presentation
  • h.2-3 — RPi introduction and Basic GNU/Linux command line usage
  • h.3-5 / Break /
  • h.5-6 — Pivilion initial setup and introduction
  • h.6-7 — Software installation and configuration
  • h.7-8 — Basic Git usage and installation completion

Set 2 / Gallery setup


  • h.1-2 — Testing hardware and software
  • h.2-3 — Vanity onion domain hashing
  • 13-15h / Break /
  • h.5-6 — Digital media preparation and transcoding
  • h.6-7 — Gallery setup - upload & HTML tweaks, Pi backups
  • h.7-8 — Setting up a temporary group exhibition

Pivilion – Your Personal Darknet Pocket Gallery

A decentralized, uncensored, user-curated web gallery operating system and gallery management software running on nodes hosted by the general public and distributed through clearnet and Tor.

://pivilion.net/

How - Tech & FLOSS

Pivilion runs on low cost Raspberry Pi hardware and is built on top of Raspbian GNU/Linux. It has a web server and Tor networking built in, utilising the Tor network to host exhibitions out of the box.

  1. a PC to connect to the Pi *or* an HDMI/micro HDMI cable, display, keyboard, mouse
  2. Raspberry Pi 0 / 1 / 2 / 3
  3. 8 GB (micro) SD card
  4. a compatible SD card reader
  5. power / battery (2.5A for Pi 0-3)
  6. access to a WiFi network (or an ethernet cable)
  7. USB WiFi adapter (if necessary)

Why? Main guidelines for our work:

Current digital paradigms

(non)proprietary?  / (non)populist?    / 
(non)marketable?   / (non)transparent? / 
(non)exclusive?    / (non)restrictive? / 
(non)cooperative?  / (non)critical?    / 
(non)professional? / (non)sustainable? /
(...)
							

Coop / free/libre / involvement

  • open source
  • gitlab (w/ wiki)
  • decentralized creation
  • massive online collaborative art

  • building an uncensored network
  • ensuring freedom of artistic intention
  • hosting own data (digital or digitized artwork)
  • security via community filtering
  • de-centralization of content
  • reversing misconceptions forged around Tor & illegality of anonymity

  • propagating cautiousness, cleverness & tech skillfulness
  • empowering individuals in community areas previously unknown to them (darknet)
  • supporting independent guerilla RL community events (like squatting any wifi w/ an expo)

History (expos / events)

Schloss-post web residency: Open Call No.1 — Decentralization of Internet Art, Mar – Apr 2016 (Osijek, Zagreb, Stuttgart)

Test run - p!R4T3_P0R/\/0_/\/\4T3R14L, Mar 2016 (Autotrans bus)

img by Dom Barra

~ interpretations ~ / The artist is online, Apr 2016 (Project space Römerstrasse 2A, Stuttgart)

img by Matt Somberg

~ interpretations ~ / Dadaclub.online, Jun 2016 / Dadaclub.online: the Exhibition, Mar 2017 (Spazio Contemporanea, Brescia)

~ co-op ~ / Borders of Visibility, Dec 2016 – Feb 2017 (Museum of Fine Arts, Osijek)

free_art_-_4RCH1V35, Nov 2017 – Jan 2018 (the Wrong — New Digital Art Biennale & Gallery Siva, Zagreb)

img by Luka Kedžo

Pivilion - Quantifications

Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart

2018 / 2019

  • consolidating a FLOSS environment for setting up uncensored nomadic galleries (community-hosted on pocket devices around the world, on an anonymous network)
  • initiating further inquiries of autonomous new media methods and their communities
  • supporting the creation and the dissemination of digital art in a decentralized logic

Workshop References

Set 1

Free Software

Raspberry Pi

OS (Raspbian)

Darknet

Tor

Server

GNU/Linux

//distributions

//tutorial

Git

CLI (terminal interface)

Workshop References

Set 2

Onion Hashing

Image Optimization

//ImageMagick / GIMP / XnView

Audio/Video Transcoding

//FFmpeg

Licensing

//Commons

//FLOSS

Hypermedia

//HTML

//CSS

//JS

Archiving work

Resources

pivilion.net
Gitlab
Wiki

formatc.hr
hacklab01.org

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