Category Archives: Tech & Art

Our Picks for Tech Week April 21-28

Philly Tech Week is just around the corner, the second annual event celebrating everything tech-related that’s happening in Philly. This year’s event listings are packed with lots of interesting talks, workshops, and parties. The organizers have sorted many of the events into particular tracks that might help you decide what to attend based on your […]

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Art & Technology pt. II: Ashley John Pigford

For anyone with a habit of taking things apart and forgetting how to put them back together, Ashley John Pigford can offer some inspiration. The accomplished artist, designer and musician remembers being “one of those kids” fascinated by the fundamental structures of everyday objects—a fascination that underlies his current approach to art and design. Today […]

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Photos from PAFA After Dark

Last Thursday we installed our work at PAFA for their After Dark event. The public loved our interactive kinect project, our invisible art postcard table, and the laser graffiti. If you couldn’t make it, here’s a set of photos to give you an idea of what it was like. Thanks to everyone who made it […]

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Looking for Something to Read? Check the Hacker Shelf for a community curated collection of legally free books!

Found this great new resource for the intellectually curious out there. HackerShelf is a collection of community curated, legally free books! If you wanted to learn a new programming language, or some esoteric new API, you might want to check this wealth of free knowledge first. It’s a new site, so the content is ever […]

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Art & Technology, pt. I: Leah Beeferman

The following post is the first in a series featuring contemporary artists whose work engages technology—broadly defined—in innovative ways. Like many of us at The Hacktory, Leah Beeferman has a fondness for grids, dials, and luminous rhombi rotating slowly in space. As part of Vox Populi’s January exhibition, the New York-based artist installed two long, […]

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Input_Output Symposium at Tyler School of Art

There’s a really interesting symposium coming up through Temple’s Tyler School of Art called Input_Output on October 8th. The speakers and accompanying exhibition will explore “advancements in the ways that materials and environments are designed, evaluated, and experienced within architecture and related disciplines” including digital fabrication and prototyping techniques. Here’s the registration form, the early […]

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Submit designs for Breadboard’s Virtual Public Art Project

Breadboard the nonprofit affiliated with NextFab dedicated to bringing awesome events and opportunities to Philly has a great opportunity for 3-D and virtual artists. The Virtual Public Art Project allows you to put 3-D structures in virtual space, visible with a smartphone. It’s the next level of public art and presents a fantastic opportunity for […]

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A Legitimate Waste of Time

Tinkering artist Tim Eads’ butter and toast machine, titled “A Legitimate Waste of Time” is at FLUXspace through the 15th of May so you only have a little time to see it along with his other “inventive” works. Hat Tip Philadelphia Weekly

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