Eyebeam is pleased to be a partner of Art Hack Day, February 28 – March 2. 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 be in NYC to participate along with Eyebeamers, CHiKA, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, James George, Sarah Grant, Greg Leuch, Aaron Meyers, Jonathan Minard, Ramsey Nasser. Join the closing exhibition and party on Saturday, March 2, 7PM–late.
Visitors are also invited to engage and interact with the works as they are uploaded online throughout the hack.
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.
Research: Open Culture
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