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ArtHack @ Hub Berkeley - Panel Discussion

Our Next #artsTech SF event will take place at HUB Berkeley.

Please Make sure to add your RSVP Here: 
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7983395551

Overview

HUB Berkeley is thrilled to present the inaugural Berkeley artHack series. The program begins with a moderated panel discussion on September 17th with local artists, technicians, and hackers at HUB Berkeley. Panelists will talk about their current projects and the local innovation landscape. We will explore the hacking concept within the Berkeley community and discuss our collective interest for this type of work in the Bay Area.

This will be part of series we will be hosting this Fall in partnership with The Hub Berkeley.

Panelists

Kat Parkin organized this year's inaugural Berkeley Berkeley Spark - an East Bay event connecting the greater Berkeley community and surrounding communities with its ever-evolving arts community.

Inspired by that annual pilgrimage to the Nevada desert, Berkeley Spark is a day-long festival of art, music, dance, acro yoga, and interactive experiences led by local burners and artful East Bay visionaries. 

Berkeley Spark is an arts and music festival in Downtown Berkeley — FREE and open to the public – with giant art sculptures, mutant vehicles, great live and DJ’ed music, dancing, and fun interactive workshops. 

An ”An Xiao” Mina (www.anxiaostudio.com) is an American artist, designer, writer and technologist. In her research and practice, she explores the intersection of networked, creative communities and civic life. Calling memes the ”street art of the internet”, she looks at the growing role of internet culture and humor in addressing social and political issues in countries like China, Uganda and the United States. Her writing and commentary have appeared in publications such as The Atlantic, Fast Company, Wired and others, and she has lectured at conferences such as the Personal Democracy Forum, ROFLCon and the Microsoft Social Computing Symposium.

Find her online at @anxiaostudio on both Twitter and Sina Weibo.

Danielle Siembieda is an art service provider and creative entrepreneur in the San Francisco Bay Area. She practices between genres of Social Practice, Institutional Critique, Intervention and New Media. Most of her work includes an emphasis on the environment and technology. Her most recent project, “The Art Inspector” was incepted in 2009 as a method to reduce the carbon footprint of art. This project has been funded Silicon Valley Energy Watch to conduct energy assessments on artist’s studios and take them through an eco-art makeover. She has been an artist in residence at the TechShop SJ where she create a body of work around cyborg politics and the anthropocene. Some of her other roles include being a board member of the Women’s Environmental Art Directory; art consultant to the SF Department of the Environment, member San Jose Public Art Advisory Committee; and Fellow Alum at SF Emerging Arts Professionals. Siembieda has a MFA in Digital Media Art at SJSU at the CADRE Laboratory for New Media with a focus on green technologies, sustainable materials.

Find more online via @Art_Inspector or www.artinspector.org

:: Our Moderator ::
Ben Valentine

Bio:
Ben Valentine is a Strategist and Contributing Author for the Civic Beat as well as a freelance cultural critic, curator and creator based in San Francisco. He recently organized “Global Space”, a groundbreaking exhibition for the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art on the changing face of the individual in a neoliberal and networked world. Ben also co-curated the world’s first Tumblr Art Symposium, which included commissioned essays, panelists, an exhibition on the visual networked culture forming all over the world, especially on Tumblr. His writing has appeared on Hyperallergic, Idiom Mag, Salon, and C-Monster. He is currently preparing for a residency at the Internet Archive in San Francisco and working on a Spanish and English Twitter translation platform.

Please Make sure to add your RSVP Here : http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7983395551

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  • Jaki L.

    Hi Everyone - for folks having trouble getting in - the event is on the 4th Floor - buzzer #197. Email me with any q's :)

    September 17, 2013

  • Carl L.

    Have such a great event!!! I really really wish I could make it, but I'm stuck at home with a ton of work and some seriously messed up palms after a crazy surprising unmarked night-pothole tossed me off my bike the other day, but I'm looking forward to future events! Have fun tonight!!!

    Carl Larson

    1 · September 17, 2013

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