ART HACK DAY
On September 21, artists, technologists, activists, and students joined forces at Harvard's Northwest Science Building to build art interventions that fought for suffrage, condemned bribery, and celebrated the political power of expression. Visitors were invited to engage and interact with the projects online throughout the hack, and join the teams Sunday night for a closing exhibition. In the face of corporations being treated as people, campaign contributions determining elections, and lobbyists defining our national priorities, we hacked campaign finance and built interventions through new creative collaborations.
- 11 final projects: collaborations between artists, technologists, researchers, and activists
- 200 guests to final show and more online
- New ways to talk about and think about campaign finance.
- Hacker diversity: 1/2 women, ⅓ POC
The Lab believes artists’ can ignite and create space for inclusive conversations. But young artists rarely collaborate with individuals and communities right outside their academic institutions. Working with Harvard University’s Cultural Agents Initiative, The Lab demonstrated a new inclusive and innovative model for universities working within larger communities to address global concerns. We also hoped by inviting students and artists we would bring diversity of experience into a notoriously white male conversation (campaign finance) and community (hackers). We asked participants to create participatory art interventions would engage a broader community with the issues surrounding campaign finance reform.
ALEXANDER REBEN, ALLISON BLAND, ANTHONY ANTONELLIS, ASHLEY MENDELSOHN, AURASH KHAWARZAD, BLIM MICKY FRIENDSTA, CAMERON RUSSELL, CHRISTOPHERBDNK, CREIGHTON BAXTER, CORINA M. FADEL, CUNTSTAR, DAVID NUNEZ, DEEPAK JAGDISH,DEREK MANSEN, DORIS SUMMER, DYLAN RUSSELL, ERN HART, FRANCES BODOMO, GEDIMINAS URBONAS, GEORGIA WELLS, HAI-JUNG THERESA KIM, HAYLEY MORGENSTERN, IGAL NASSIMA, JAMES BURNS, JAY GILMORE, JENNY YE, JIYEON WOO, JON PIERCE, JULIA CSEKO, JULIANA CHERSTON, LAUREN MCCARTHY, M. MONALISA GHARAVI, MARIA MOLTENI, MATT RITTER, MATTHEW PALEVSKY, MEGAN EARDLEY, MIRIAM MACK, NABEELA CHOWDHURY, NADYA PEEK, OLOF MATHÉ, PAUL TAGLIAMONTE, PETER BOYCE, PETER DAY, PRISCILLA GRRR, RAHEL AIMA, RUSSELL W. HANSON, SARAH HILL, UNO.SEIS.TRES
FOR MORE INFO ON THE INTERVENTIONS & PARTICIPANTS VISIT ART HACK DAY: TECH NOT BRIBES, ART FOR SUFFRAGE
1. Food 2. Available Sidewalks 3. Chalk 4. Students 5. Wifi 6. Laptops 7. Computer Programmers 8. Researchers 9. 3D Printer & Laser Cutter 10. Harvard's Northwest Science Building 11. Arduino boards & accessories