Art Hack Day
Jan 26 2012- Jan 28 2012
Opening Hours: 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Curated by 319 Scholes and Art Hack Day

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 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 CrawfordJonathan Dahan, Alex Ehlke, Aidan Feldman, Timothy Fitz, Matt Ganucheau, James George, Michael GrinichAshley Granata, Lara Grant, Sarah Grant, Adam Harvey, Ted Hayes, Mary Huang, David HuertaEkene Ijeoma, Nova Jiang, Jeremiah Johnson, Josh Keay, Quin Kennedy, Jonathan KiritharanGene Kogan, Arkadiy KukarkinLeonhard Lass, Ezer Longinus, Marko ManriquezOlof Mathe, David MauroAaron Meyers, Kyle McDonaldSean McIntyreEric MikamootAlexander PorterCasey PughReed and Rader, Toby SchachmanJustin Kerr Schekler, Marcel Schobel, Rob SpectreAbe StanwayDavid StolarskyChristopher Stuum, Olov Sundström, Jonathan Vingiano, Johannes WagenerEric WahlforssTheodore Watson, Conrad Whelan, Dan WilcoxJamie Wilkinson, Chris WoebkenSofy YuditskayaAshley ZelinskieAndrey Zhukov, and Tamar Ziv.

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Past Events

  • Art Hack Day: live-streaming tour and interviews with participants
    Fri. Jan 27, 2012 3:00 pm - Fri. Jan 27, 2012 4:00 pm

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  • Featured Press

    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

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    Works (In Order of Appearance)
    • Artist: Marko Manriquez
    • Description: Living "moss graffiti" on the facade of 319 Scholes. Made using laser cut stencils and a "moss milk shake" blend of moss, beer, water and water retention gel.
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    • Keywords: multimedia, installation, text
    • Artist: Olof Mathé, Sofy Yuditskaya
    • Description: duct tape, ethernet cords
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    • Keywords: performance
    GIF Booth, 2012
    • Artist: Ashley Zelinskie, Adam Harvey, Mary Huang
    • Description: Photo booth that takes 10-second animated gifs and projects them onto the wall of the gallery and on the Big Screen Plaza jumbotron in midtown
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    • Keywords: animated gif, interactive, installation
    • Artist: David Stolarsky
    • Description: 18,154 images of NYC pulled from Google Street View, arranged on a map to correspond to their location
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    • Keywords: print
    • Artist: Conrad Whelan, Olof Mathé, Andrey Zhukov
    • Description: iPhone app that uses the built-in accelerometer to simulate a jumprope between two iPhones
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    • Keywords: interactive, game, software
    • Artist: Sofy Yuditskaya
    • Description: Kinect scans of subject rendered in 3d by MakerBot
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    • Keywords: 3d, multimedia, sculpture, fabrication
    • Artist: Jonathan Dahan
    • Description: Bicycle, LCD display, light sensor, LED light
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    • Keywords: interactive, multimedia, video, installation
    • Artist: Joshua Keay
    • Description: Stamp, red ink, legal tender provided by viewer
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    • Keywords: interactive, multimedia
    • Artist: Reed & Rader
    • Description: One-button game installation. Pushing the button feeds the character a slice of pizza.
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    • Keywords: interactive, multimedia, game, installation
    pizza machine
    • Artist: Eric Mika, Tamar Ziv
    • Description: iPhone camera app that collects circles that come into its view
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    • Keywords: interactive, photograph, software
    • Artist: Hethre Contant
    • Description: Nikola Tesla oscillator (which he claimed "could destroy the Empire State Building with five ponds of air pressure"), jello cubes, and MakerBot-printed building model.
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    • Keywords: multimedia, sculpture, installation
    Haiku Wifi, 2012
    • Artist: Jonathan Dahan, Toby Schachman
    • Description: Hacked commodity wifi router that creates a network for each haiku verse
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    • Keywords: interactive, net art, text
    Tootr, 2012
    • Artist: Justin Kerr Scheckler
    • Description: Randomly generated tweets pulled from the Twittersphere centering on themes of sex, death, food, and money.
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    • Keywords: net art, text
    • Artist: Casey Pugh
    • Description: Animated gifs sourced from the Star Wars Uncut project.
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    • Keywords: animated gif
    • Artist: Johannes Wagener
    • Description: Web-based service that allows users to put narration (recorded on SoundCloud) to a slideshow of their Instagram photos
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    • Keywords: interactive, sound, multimedia, net art, photograph
    Kinect Roulette
    • Artist: David Stolarsky
    • Description: Interactive installation in which users navigate websites using swimming gestures. Powered by OpenNI and Kinect.
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    • Keywords: interactive, projection, net art, installation
    Mesh4Life, 2012
    • Artist: Sean McIntyre
    • Description: Wireless routers hacked to play Conway's Game of Life
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    • Keywords: multimedia, game, installation
    Confined, 2012
    • Artist: Quin Kennedy
    • Description: Two installations in two separate cubby holes; one sound installation, one video. Both required viewers to stick their heads into a hole in the wall to view.
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    • Keywords: sound, video, installation
    • Artist: Avery Max
    • Description: Six neon tubes, alcohol gas sensor, Arduino, dim-able neon power transformers
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    • Keywords: interactive, multimedia, installation
    • Artist: Dan Wilcox
    • Description: Performance demonstrating the alpha version of robotcowboy's robotowboy 2.0 music system, which uses custom hardware, OpenFrameworks, libpd/ofxPD for sound, and ofxLua for visuals on an iPad
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    • Keywords: sound, live, multimedia, performance, music
    ScratchML, 2012
    • Artist: Kyle McDonald, Jamie Wilkinson
    • Description: System for notation and transcription of turntablism
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    • Keywords: music, software
    • Artist: Nick Barr, Alex Ehlke, David Mauro, Timothy Fitz, Chris Poole
    • Description: Arcade-style shooter game of player vs. DJ where the DJ controls boss ship with ScratchML data translated from manipulation of turntable. Twilio integration allows non-players to deal extra damage to the boss via text message.
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    • Keywords: interactive, sound, projection, live, multimedia, game, software
    • Artist: James George, Alexander Porter, Pearson Wallace-Hoyt
    • Description: IR-scanned DSLR video of Art Hack participants at work, capable of subsequent manipulation of camera angles
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    • Keywords: 3d, projection, live, multimedia, video, software
    • Artist: Rob Spectre
    • Description: An SMS based visualization that separates the positive from the negative
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    N30N SIGN, 2012
    • Artist: Marko Manriquez
    • Description: A neon 319 Scholes sign printed using the laser cutter
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    • Keywords: fabrication
    • Artist: Ezer Longinus
    • Description: Cube of LED lights that reacts to the viewer's proximity
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    • Keywords: interactive, installation
    • Artist: Toby Schachman
    • Description: Mirrors, water, air pump
    • URL:
    • Keywords: sculpture, installation, fabrication
    Bot Zoo, 2012
    • Artist: Paul Christophe, David Huerta
    • Description: 2-part installation: Bot Zoo, Christophe's sound installation in the restroom that reads bot messages using text-to-speech in Python, and Bot Ranch, Huerta's webpage of bot messages projected onto the Big Screen Plaza jumbotron in midtown.
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    • Keywords: sound, net art, HTML
    bot zoo
    • Artist: Ted Hayes
    • Description: Electromechanical arcade game consisting of an infinite tunnel with color-shifting horizon
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    • Keywords: multimedia, installation
    mirror phase
    Balloons, 2012
    • Artist: Olov Sundström, Nova Jiang
    • Description: DIY latex balloons made around 3d printed and laser-cut molds
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    • Keywords: multimedia, sculpture, fabrication
    • Artist: Matt Ganucheau, Cullen Miller, Sofy Yuditskaya
    • Description: Interactive multichannel audio/video installation invoking machines' perspective of the world.
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    • Keywords: interactive, sound, projection, live, multimedia, video, installation
    • Artist: Lara Grant, Sarah Grant
    • Description: A video game and controller are designed together in order to create a game where tactile movements directly correspond to what you see on the screen.
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    • Keywords: interactive, game