Art Hack Day - Echo Chamber - Exhibition
How many likes make a truth?
*** This meet-up is registration to attend the Art Hack Day exhibition. To participate as an artist/hacker or exhibit work you must register through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-hack-day-portland-echo-chamber-tickets-30444737028). If registration is full please join the waiting list as we are attempting to make room for more participants. Register as an artist/hacker contributor here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-hack-day-portland-echo-chamber-tickets-30444737028). ***
The Internet was originally hailed as an inherently democratic medium that would promote democracy, sweep away corrupt gatekeepers, and make it easy for anyone to create or access knowledge. From that would come better solutions, more transparency, and citizens with more power than at any time in history.
Now the basic assumption of a common truth has been disrupted by a technology that can offer any reality and alter any history, on demand, 24/7. Rather than heralding a peaceful global commons we find ourselves fragmented into echo chambers and struggling to find common ground outside of our friends list.
As the dream of a democratic Internet fades we are left to question what role it actually plays in our society and government. As hackers we have little time to mourn the loss of techno-utopian ideals as there is an urgent need to critically examine the impact of our creation and consider mechanisms for mediation.
As hackers, many of us were involved in the development and advancement of the very Internet that now seems to be working against us. What do we do now that the Internet has revealed many of our dreams to be illusory?
Artists and hackers from the Pacific Northwest will inhabit PNCA for a weekend to produce new, collaborative projects that investigate this echo chamber. Participants will begin hacking on Friday evening March 24th. Visitors are invited to join the teams on Sunday, March 26th starting at 6:00pm for a closing exhibition, live performances, and party.
More information at: http://arthackday.net
Sponsored by: PNCA Make+Think+Code, Jetson Creative (http://jetsoncreative.com/), Glowbox (http://glowbox.io/), Helios Interactive (http://heliosinteractive.com/), and The Program (http://theprogrampdx.com/)
Organized by: Art Hack Day (http://arthackday.net/) & Portland Creative Coders (https://www.meetup.com/PDX-Creative-Coders/)