The “ART HACK DATA: Miami Media Art Weekend” will take place at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (located at 1103 Biscayne Boulevard) in Miami, Florida from September 8 to 10, 2017.
Description: ART+HACK+DATA is a weekend-long, free, and non-commercial social artistry event in Miami where media creators and hackers will discuss and work together on issues about the digital environment, while also helping other participants understand them and find their own means of creative expression. Our goal is to reach local new media artists and tech-enthusiasts to solidify the scene of creative makers and bring them together to set the values and new standards that will prevent digital oppression, censorship, and surveillance for future generations.
A very important part of the project are the Guerrilla Hotspots. We will be implementing free Internet access points to random users around the City of Miami, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles (during Siggraph 2017) prior to the event. With the participants’ consent, we will be collecting anonymous information on Internet usage which will later be used in the workshops for artistic creation. This process emulates everyday data collection by regular internet providers.
PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION:Registration is free. You should register separately for each of the following segments.
Conference at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
A carefully curated, 2-day conference program that features a delicate blend of contemporary artists, authors and researchers discussing topics such as Internet principles, physical infrastructures, big data, surveillance, virtual realities, and the Internet as a medium and support for artistic creation.
WORKSHOPS at the Audrey Love Gallery, Bakehouse Art Complex (BAC) Allowing 10 participants each, these workshops are led by most of the speakers at the Conference. Anonymous Internet usage data from the Guerrilla Hotspots will be available for creation.
EXHIBITION/CLOSING PARTY at Bakehouse Art Complex (BAC): An exciting evening of live performances and music, featuring a guest DJ, video mappings, real-time data streaming on video projections, and the opening reception for the interactive exhibition, “Media Under Dystopia” that gathers the results of the workshops and more.
For more information on how to register for segments of the program, see https://arthackdata.net/