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Philly Phocus: HACK – Technology Based Art and Design Exhibit

Philly Phocus #2 – We look at HACK “A TECHNOLOGY BASED DESIGN AND ART EXHIBITION

 WHAT IS HACK PHILLY THEN?

HACK is an open call for technology based projects. Inviting participation from the design, art, hacker, and DIY communities in Philadelphia. We are encouraging collaborative works for submission, but this is not a requirement. We are asking for a range of works; from 2D to 3D works, applications, wearables, installation, objects, and performances.

The emergence of new technology has unveiled a community of people who may or may not consider themselves artists or designers. Hackers are liberating these technologies from the intentions of their original creators, thus rendering new raw materials resulting in unintended consequences. Ultimately, traditional borders do not bind these interstitial communities; by re-appropriating, merging, extending, and breaking down barriers through disruption, these hackers are creating something new and innovative.

HACK will take place as part of Philly Tech Week on April 27 and 28, 2012. Both nights will have the gallery show as well as live performances.

WHY ARE WE COVERING THIS?

In the next 11 days we will be following Philadelphia startups in a lot of depth.  April 20 – 22 we will be covering Philadelphia Startup Weekend which is included in Philly Tech Week but is still its own event.  Following that Philly Tech Week goes from April 20-28 because of that I figure we should highlight one of the events that I am most excited about attending, and not just as a blogger/journalist but as a local boy with a number of friends who would have been a perfect fit for this exhibit.

Taking a break from the constant discussions and walking and letting somebody else handle the control of your mind for a short while might just help you relax or it might just be able to set off your own creative spark.  Taking a few minutes to an hour out of your 6-8 days there will not kill you.  So, if you have yet to check out HACK

Follow that link, it’ll take you to their kickstarter page (the VERY MODEST) amount requested has been reached so Andrew has decided to attempt to raise additional money – FUNDING SUCCESSFUL ! New STRETCH GOAL: $ 2000 ! 

If we meet our new stretch goal, the quality of the catalog, shirts, and overall exhibition will be greatly increased !!!

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