Do you love to hate pop culture? See an ad, music video or viral video and think it would be so much better with one simple subversive tweak? This day-long workshop will cover the basics of mash up-video making and pop culture hacking. Participants will debate what makes a good mash up, make their own and upload the results to the web. And a course in mashing up media would be irresponsible if it didn't include a lesson on the ins-and-outs of fair use and copyright as it applies to creative works on YouTube! Come hack pop culture with us!
This two-day workshop will introduce you to the basic philosophy behind transparency activism and how to accomplish it through the use of smart hacks over web platforms. Ownership, privacy and geopolitical use of data will be introduced through case histories of ethical and legal issues as well as an introduction of the main organizations and resources about Open Data.
You will learn the methodologies and mechanisms for exploring creative and unconventional uses of political data over the web. In addition, the workshop will introduce some practical tools, including simple software, coding, and other techniques and tricks to extract data from web servers.
Software that will be explored during the workshop: iMacro, Fake, Scraperwiki, Beautiful Soup, Scrapy, etc.
This project proposes an alternative financial model based on Peer-to-Peer architecture for a more equal sharing of wealth in society. It offers an innovative participative system using counterfeited virtual money. By issuing a visionary counterfeited type of VISA credit card, the project introduces the Gift Finance system based on People-to-People free credit shared across digital networks. The Gift Finance is a democratic creation of money directly regulated by ordinary people in order to redistribute wealth in society. The website P2PGiftCredit.com allows people to generate unique virtual card numbers to send to others via digital devices and platforms.
Signal Strength is a project to advance mobile democracy. It consists of modules for ad-hoc social networking that let people in an urban area interact offline, leveraging their mobile phones for untraceable communications.
Join Moleskine®, Moleskine fans, designers, artists and Eyebeam Art + Technology Center on Sunday, May 15th for a special one-day event. Objectivity will feature two workshops from 3 - 6 pm and an exhibition/reception with complimentary drinks from 6 – 9 pm.
Objectivity: Notebook Hacking, Collaborative Drawing, and New Collections explores how the contemporary nomad navigates information saturated digital and urban landscapes. The workshops and exhibition, A vocabulary of objects., focus on the process of creation, sharing, and response to iconic Moleskine objects.
3PM-6PM FREE WORKSHOPS
• Electroluminescent Moleskine Notebook Hacking Workshop led by Diana Eng (Eyebeam Alumni)
Speaking at the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) Congress in Berlin on Tuesday, a pair of researchers demonstrated a start-to-finish means of eavesdropping on encrypted GSM cellphone calls and text messages, using only four sub-$15 telephones as network “sniffers,” a laptop computer, and a variety of open source software.