Eyebeam Fellows and Residents participating in Art Hack Day

Eyebeam and Mozilla are teaming up to co-sponsor Art Hack Day at 319 Scholes, which runs Thursday February 28-Saturday March 2, 2013.

Sixty artists and hackers will inhabit 319 Scholes to explore the idea of “God Mode” and produce new, collaborative projects.  Open(Art) Fellows Forrest Oliphant, Toby Schachman, and Addie Wagenknecht will participate along with Eyebeam Fellows, Residents, and Alumni: Heather Dewey-Hagborg, James George, Lauren McCarthy, Aaron Meyers, Jonathan Minard, and Ramsey Nasser.

Visitors are invited to engage and interact with the works as they are uploaded online throughout the hack and join the teams on Saturday March 2nd starting at 7:00pm for a closing exhibition, live performances, and celebration.

More on the “God Mode” theme:

What would you do if you were granted the power of invincibility?  It’s an age-old question and one that game developers have been playing with since the early 80s by incorporating a feature called “God Mode” which offers players unlimited strength, seconds of invulnerability, a change in camera perspective, or access to previously unreachable areas. Since then, God Mode has reached beyond gaming and become pervasive in digital life. It’s the secret backdoor embedded in all our electronics, it’s the jailbreak, it’s how phone companies know where you are, it’s how ISPs know where you surf, and it’s how the NSA can eavesdrop on your communications.

Art Hack Day is an internet-based nonprofit dedicated to hackers whose medium is art and artists whose medium is tech. We bridge the gap between art, technology and entrepreneurship with grassroots hackathons that demonstrate the expressive potential of new technology and the power of radical collaboration in art. We believe in non-utilitarian beauty through technology and its ability to affect social change for public good.

319 Scholes supports digital art and experimentation through exhibitions, workshops, and live performances.  The exhibition program is organized by Eyebeam Curatorial Fellow Lindsay Howard.

Hours: 7:00PM – Late

Cost: Free