Category Archives: Tech & Art

Great Day at the Barnes

We had a great time presenting at the Barnes Foundation today. All of our resident artists presented about the projects they are working on, which range from wearables, to interactive performances, to phone apps, to programs that use sound (megaphones) and real-time web data in new ways. Our artist Fellow Bevan Weissman, and Hacktory Organizer […]

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Robert Spahr at The Hacktory

Tonight at our weekly free Project Night at the Department of Making and Doing we’ll have a session with Robert Spahr, The Hacktory’s first Unknown Territory Fellow. Rob is an artist and a Professor and is visiting us from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. His artwork features a combination of computational art, performance, installation, […]

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Bad Website Jam new terrible websites

Last week we held the Bad Website Jam, a short burst of a jam where participants reviewed extremely basic Web 1.0 HTML and markup, checked out some geocities sites, and then spent 2 hours building their own terrible mid-90s-aesthetic website. We built our sites on Neocities, which is a really beautiful project to “make the […]

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Guest post: Artist-In-Resident Jacob Rivkin

Today’s post comes from current Unknown Territory Artist-In-Resident Jacob Rivkin. My work primarily focuses on issues of how we interact with the landscape. One of the main questions I came into the Unknown Territory Residency at the Hacktory with was how do we develop our collective understanding of place through experiential and metaphorical explorations. Is […]

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Guest post: Artist-In-Resident Salem Collo-Julin

Today’s blog post comes from current Unknown Territory Artist-In-Resident Salem Collo-Julin.-Lee T. When applying for one of the Unknown Territory Artist-In-Resident spots, I was excited at the prospect of learning some basics in coding and the chance to figure out if any of these tools are useful for me. I’m not always sure that thinking […]

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Guest Post: Unknown Territory Artist-In-Resident Michael Kiley

Today’s blog post comes from Artist-In-Resident, composer and sound designer Michael Kiley.-Lee T. A month ago I was introduced to something called poetic computation, or, the writing of computer code for artistic purposes. I used to believe that I would never be able to understand how to write code or create a program, and more […]

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Guest Post: Marcel W. Foster

Today’s guest blog post comes to us from Marcel W. Foster, one of the 6 new Unknown Territory Artist-In-Residents. A group of six geeks. Six geeks who all have unique and impressive experiences working in the arts and engaging technologies: wiring “old” technologies to do new things (e.g., cassette players with arduinos) conversations about the […]

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Guest Post: Artist-In-Resident Tara Webb

This week we are featuring blog posts from our 6 Philly-based Unknown Territory Artist-In-Residents. Our second post comes from Tara Webb.-Lee T. As a costume designer and theater tech, I see knowing how to work with sewing machines, looms, and even knitting needles as a technical skill. In my experience costume or fashion design is […]

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Guest post: Artist-In-Resident Max Lawrence

Our 6 Philly-based Unknown Territory Artist-In-Residents have been hard at work for the past 2 months. They are taking workshops, learning to code, and working toward building a larger art and technology project to present publicly in an exhibition in December. Our residents are all accomplished artists that want to expand their knowledge of and […]

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Announcing our inaugural Unknown Territory Fellows and Artist-In-Residents

The Hacktory is excited to announce it has selected 4 Fellowships and 6 Philadelphia-based Artists-In-Residence for our inaugural Unknown Territory Fellowship and Artist-In-Residency programs. Both programs offer the selected artists the opportunity to learn and explore at the edges of technology and art, literally in unchartered territory, to create new experiences and new possibilities with […]

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