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.
Between February 28 – March 2, sixty artists and hackers will inhabit 319 Scholes to explore the idea of "God Mode" and produce new, collaborative projects. 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 massive party.
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co-founder: nortd labs, @lasersaur + artist: @fffffat + fellow at @mozilla & @eyebeamnyc . Eater of all things butter.
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Never a muse. Editor of the @occupiedwsj. Grad student at @itp_nyu.
Poet Artist Programmer ||| live visuals for @whoisMGMT
Poet Artist Programmer ||| live visuals for @whoisMGMT
digital archivist; multi-platform poieteß;
Code & Robots
xGoogler and lead designer of iOS Gmail. Now at Inkling. Still an all around bad boy.
artist, programmer, professor @risd
Wearable technology, microprocessors, tech art, video, photography, psychology.
the Pleasure is all Mine.
I do things, write code, build apps, and make art. All with #TopDeveloperStatus. Former BoD and Founding member of @FreesideATL checkout: @scratchML
@arthackday co-organizer, @cryptoparty NYC organizer and Hayst.ac founder. Former @heatsynclabs cat herder and wordsmith.
bluster & code.
http://meemoo.org/ hackable creative web apps. @eyebeamnyc and @mozilla Open(Art) Fellow. Web ∞.0.
Tech/_________ @XOlator. @EyebeamNYC resident. @FFFFFAT virtual fellow. Made @PopBlock, @Metafetch, Shaved Bieber. Formerly at @BuzzFeed & @KnowYourMeme. #busy
director @319scholes building @myblocknyc
artist using code to critically interact with the perceptual implications of emerging technology. Creator of RGBDToolkit, openFrameworks contributor
Art + Design + Technology. Director at Zigelbaum + Coelho. Founder at Industry Lab.
writer, artist, designer
Designer the explorer @XOlator
Documentarian, Creative Intermediary, Exoplanet Evangelist: at Eyebeam and Studio for Creative Inquiry
I design things. Mostly interactive things. I like rainbows and robots.
I make video games, sometimes with wool. Most recently released http://t.co/vNUKH9Xn
Bit twiddling, pixel pushing, sprite moving and noise making. iOS, etc. at @Artsy
math, philosophy, machine teaching. webmaster at large. r&d with @HuffPostLabs, core @hackerunion.
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Creative and strategic user research for cities: @PPS_Placemaking @unimelb @Swinburne
Software Developer, Consultant, Musician
Creative tech with a love for sound, interaction & storytelling. Resident Researcher at NYU ITP
Likes to get plenty of sleep and stay well hydrated. Bring a towel. **Also ...http://arthackday.net ...http://captaindaylight.com
World famous Commuter Scientist
Robots, cats, pizza, garden. Website: http://www.reedandrader.com Blog: http://www.meowzas.com
hacker arts tech itp brooklyn canada
creative director & designer of experiential, social, haptic things founder @uniformproject / board of directors @bdwcu
writer, designer, artist. not necessarily in that order. student at media lab helsinki & the finnish academy of fine arts. brooklynite.
New York-based art critic. Editor-in-Chief, Art Fag City.
Experiential Artist & Motion Drsigner
"This time around, Art Hack Day has a theme—one that geeks, nerds and technophiles of all stripes are sure to appreciate..."
"Art Hack Day...where hackers will collaborate on projects exploring the idea of invincibility."
"The big shebang — and the best time to see what the artists and hackers have come up with — is Saturday night."
"It’s amazing to think about what artists can do in such a short time when they have to"
"We just met, we’ve never worked this fast, and we can’t really believe something came together so well, something that we both want to keep working on. We went on a speed date, and three days later we have this weird baby that people think is cute, and we have to take care of it together. Strange but exciting."
"It’s kind of like that scene in a movie where a guy puts a fake sticker on his thumb to trick a fingerprint scanner—but better."
"Place 60 artists and hackers over a strong God-inspired fire. Boil frantically for 72 hours. Serve in party mode for only one night in 27 distinct servings."
"I felt like a bona-fide hacker, intruding into a space where I knew I shouldn’t be."
"A giant crackling neon Cat God head is interesting. So is, literally, **everything** else."
"It was just really interesting designing that system where you could talk in this very dramatic language but it would still be parsable and understandable by the machines."
"Iconoclashes digitally merges religious icons to form new, nonsensical relationships"
"Amazingly clever, rebellious, interactive and visually stunning art happenings ensue.....Just fantastic. Where is this stuff in the galleries? "