Sprint sprint sprint! Final touches before the opening at transmediale. 8pm Wednesday at Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt.
Awesome new logo for Art Hack Day. See you tomorrow at the exhibit opening at Transmediale in Berlin! https://www.facebook.com/events/701654766534133
MaketechX is on site with their mobile rapid prototyping lab. 3D printer, vinyl cutter, and more!
Art Hack Day Berlin at transmediale begins now!
"Afterglow" is a collaboration between Art Hack Day, LEAP Berlin and transmediale.
As coders we fear the ‘legacy’ system, a piece of old junk we haven’t yet figured out how to throw away. As artists, we’re tempted by prolific outbursts of freshness and novelty; more art of less value. Businesses and government crave more data, more connections, more context. By embracing these impulses without contemplation we perpetuate the technological hype cycle and unintentionally shorten the half-life of our artefacts. Technology has become akin to a natural resource, generating physical and immaterial waste that is appropriated in such diverse contexts as e-garbage dumps, big data businesses and mass surveillance schemes. As such, trash is no longer what is just left behind but is central to our post-digital lives. When digital detritus piles up it decomposes, giving rise to a post-digital afterglow with the potential for new expression and new enterprise. Can we make peace with our excessive data flows and their inevitable obsolescence? Can we find nourishment in waste, overflow and excess? Can the afterglow of perpetual decay illuminate us?
New identities are in high demand online
Bailey, Mathé & Hunt: Purveyor of the finest digital identities since Sept. 28, 2013
May Lean Kroneman
Art Hack Day Berlin “Going Dark” 2013
Glitxt.com from Art Hack Day Berlin 2013
Playful interpretation of the theme. Angela Merkel and Obama alternate between white and black skin color almost imperceptibly. Every 20th view of Angela or Obama is replaced by an image of a butt alternating between white and black.