Friday, March 24, 2017

March 26 Hack Art

Art Hack is an exhibition of local electronic media art. It will be the result of a hackathon that begins Friday. See what the teams make!

They also win one of the copywriting awards for the month:

"The Internet was originally hailed as an inherently democratic medium that would promote democracy, sweep away corrupt gatekeepers, and make it easy for anyone to create or access knowledge. From that would come better solutions, more transparency, and citizens with more power than at any time in history.

Now the basic assumption of a common truth has been disrupted by a technology that can offer any reality and alter any history, on demand, 24/7. Rather than heralding a peaceful global commons we find ourselves fragmented into echo chambers and struggling to find common ground outside of our friends list.

As the dream of a democratic Internet fades we are left to question what role it actually plays in our society and government. As hackers we have little time to mourn the loss of techno-utopian ideals as there is an urgent need to critically examine the impact of our creation and consider mechanisms for mediation.

As hackers, many of us were involved in the development and advancement of the very Internet that now seems to be working against us. What do we do now that the Internet has revealed many of our dreams to be illusory?"

PNCA 511 NW Broadway Map 6PM=10 Free