Art Hack Day is an event dedicated to cracking open the process of art making, with special reverence toward open-source technologies. Between January 26-28, artists and collaborators will inhabit 319 Scholes to create and explore the participatory nature of technology, bringing together hackers whose medium is art and artists whose medium is technology. The event will be streamed to online audiences, who will be encouraged to participate through various platforms to be listed on the ArtHackDay.net website. Visitors are invited to engage and interact with the projects online throughout the hack, as well as join the teams on Saturday night starting at 7:00pm for a closing exhibition, live performances, and a massive party.
Confirmed participants include: Slava Balasanov, Nick Barr, Paul Christophe, Hethre Contant, Alejandro Miguel Justino Crawford, Jonathan Dahan, Alex Ehlke, Aidan Feldman, Timothy Fitz, Matt Ganucheau, James George, Michael Grinich, Ashley Granata, Lara Grant, Sarah Grant, Adam Harvey, Ted Hayes, Mary Huang, David Huerta, Ekene Ijeoma, Nova Jiang, Jeremiah Johnson, Josh Keay, Quin Kennedy, Jonathan Kiritharan, Gene Kogan, Arkadiy Kukarkin, Leonhard Lass, Ezer Longinus, Marko Manriquez, Olof Mathe, David Mauro, Aaron Meyers, Kyle McDonald, Sean McIntyre, Eric Mika, moot, Alexander Porter, Casey Pugh, Reed and Rader, Toby Schachman, Justin Kerr Schekler, Marcel Schobel, Rob Spectre, Abe Stanway, David Stolarsky, Christopher Stuum, Olov Sundström, Jonathan Vingiano, Johannes Wagener, Eric Wahlforss, Theodore Watson, Conrad Whelan, Dan Wilcox, Jamie Wilkinson, Chris Woebken, Sofy Yuditskaya, Ashley Zelinskie, Andrey Zhukov, and Tamar Ziv.
Art Hack Day: “I’ve long suspected the art world has a great gift to add to the technology scene of the city. Not just art actually, but myriad cultural forms and a huge creative class, increasingly adopting the tools of Tech for its own ends. I can’t wait to see what happens as more artists, designers, architects, writers, fashionistas and filmmakers start writing code and hacking hardware.” – TechCrunch
Art Hack Day: A Codification of Coolness: “So if the world of hacking is as alien to you as aliens that look like skrillex, the projects showcased on Art Hack Day are a neat way to begin familiarizing yourself with what open source technologies can achieve in the field of digital and experimental art.” – Technology in The Arts
Scratch Markup Language (SML): “I’m pretty sure that this is where all digital culture schools, programs, and practices will be heading — thinking about how to encapsulate data that we might normally take for granted, creating solutions very quickly and inexpensively, making it insanely fun, opening it all up for the world to use, and fostering big imaginations.” – Broken City Lab on the ScratchML project
Russian Roulette, The Video Game: “‘Kinect Russian Roulette’ is yet another example of the technology being pushed in a new and interesting manner, but not in a commercially available title. So again, game makers have their work cut out for them.” – MSNBC IN-GAME on Theo Watson’s Kinect Russian Roulette
Photos from the Art Hack Day show: “…the most entertaining art event I had been to in months” – Hyperallergic
Art Hack Day is Tomorrow at 319 Scholes: ”Every day should be Art Hack Day but tomorrow is at 319 Scholes” – Hyperallergic
Art Hack Day: ”The public will be encouraged to stop trolling alone and party” – BOMB Magazine
Art Hack Day on Gallery Guide: “guaranteed to show you the future five years before it happens” – ARTINFO
F.A.T. vs. Art Hack Day: ”Internet, you are invited to attend” – F.A.T. Lab
Brooklyn Art Hackathon This Weekend: “[Art Hack Day] will be one of the first opportunities for New Yorkers to be able to see the new MakerBot Replicator live and in the flesh!” – Makerbot
Art Hack Day in Brooklyn: “I’ve been looking forward to Art Hack Day for many months now” – MAKE magazine