Art Hack Day Berlin : Going Dark

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LEAP Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance

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-- Art Hack Day Berlin --

"Going Dark"

The first of two events with LEAP and transmediale

Sign up to participate in the full weekend and create an exhibit from scratch

(psst: limited number of spots)

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Highlights :

  • Theme: "Going Dark" (see below)
  • Check out some videos from prior events and some of the awesome press
  • We have access to a bunch of fun equipment for your wildest hack dreams (Arduinos, Kinects, soldering stations, monitors etc.)
  • Surprises leading up to the hack.... tune in to @arthackday & @LEAPBerlin


Preliminary schedule:

  1. Thursday Sept 26, 7pm :: Participant meet-up to discuss ideas, check out the space where you'll be exhibiting, form teams and start hacking
  2. Friday Sept 27, all day :: Core hack and countdown to the exhibit
  3. Saturday Sept 28, 3pm :: Exhibit install begins
  4. Saturday Sept 28 7pm- late :: Flash exhibit of your work, open to the public followed by a massive party


Theme : "Going Dark"

Our actions are increasingly mediated by data. Previously we formed our artifacts, now they form us. Woven into a seamless network, they quantify our lives, affect our thinking and become intrinsic to our being. As such, the urge to go dark has never been greater. Arguably it has also never been harder. But is concealment a solution or rather a retreat? Perhaps there is a quality to this quantification that reveals the full potential of the new codified world? Can you have control over data? Who has access to it and why? Data takes on a life of its own as it’s replicated on servers across the globe. It can’t be deleted, it piles up like trash. In fact, polluting your path with fake data may offer better protection than cloaking or jamming. But does this not come into conflict with the open structure of the internet? While digital detritus fills the open web, darknets (corporate, military, governmental and civilian) loom large, inaccessible to the public, bigger than the internet itself. This reveals the other extreme of the new power structure: Secret networks, beyond the reach of the public and reserved for an elite. Can you escape their control without restricting yourself? Similarly part of our inner being is not yet accessible or recordable, and we yearn for what is out of reach: our own dark matter. Who lurks in these unexplored spaces? Can you engage authentically and not reveal yourself? Can you go dark?

See you soon art hacker!

http://arthackday.net/berlin/


"Going Dark" is the first of two events by Art Hack Day, LEAP and transmediale 2014


PS. Ping @arthackday or @LEAPBerlin with any questions

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13 Karl-Liebknecht-Straße

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