In the midst of an eclipse, what we take for granted is called into question. Just as the darkness elicits wonder and fear, perhaps it also sparks inspiration.
Our world has been shadowed by the specter of crisis: political regression and entrenchment, the unrelenting weight of systemic oppression and inequality, unchecked climate change, the unknown consequences of globally deployed artificial intelligence, the ruptured boundaries of global capitalism; what agency do artists have to respond effectively? What roles does artistic inquiry play in illuminating the path to a more sustainable, just, and equitable future?
To suggest alternatives, Art Hack Day, the global non-profit dedicated to the expressive potential of new technology, the power of radical collaboration in art, and their combined ability to affect social change for public good, turns its focus to St. Louis, Missouri for a special event showcasing hackers whose medium is art and artists whose medium is tech. The event brings creative practitioners to the Cortex district of St. Louis from Aug 18th - 21st to develop and present an exhibition of new works responding to some of the most pressing issues unique to the area, and around the globe, today.
We hope it will be a special weekend exploring the ways which integrative thinking can have positive impact on our society, and we look forward to seeing you there.
St. Louis based artist who melds traditional and digital media to create immersive installations.
Creating technological imaginaries that mediate impossible desires. International arts mercenary. | @gaffta @RMLCinechamber @obscura_digital
St. Louis based filmmaker/documentarian.
American composer and artist whose output consists of installation and video art, as well as electronic, orchestral, operatic, and instrumental works.
Eric Hall is a composer, improviser, producer, and performer of electronic-based music, video, and installation art, as well as a DJ and freelance music and arts educator.
Artist who makes work about place, the body, and identity. She has worked and exhibited in St. Louis, MO and Seoul, South Korea.
I develop optical neuroimaging systems in my lab and interactive light art installations at home.
Recent computer science and studio artist graduate working with digital painting to make technology feel more human.
Startup CTO / Performing Musician / Visual Artist / DJ / Electronic Music Producer
Lawyer/media activist/artist, and a current fellow at the Geddes Institute for Urban-Research -University of Dundee, Scotland.
Rampant Interactive is a small creative studio that develops incredible interactive experiences across platforms, mediums, and devices.
Light artist and DJ working with large scale projections and sound.
Co-founder of Pixel Press, a company building tools for kids to create, share and play game-based content through the power of toys & video games.
Portlock's current body of work is created using 3D gaming technology to simulate real world and imagined spaces based on the abandoned and foreclosed buildings in biking distance of his home in Philadelphia.
cyberdad exploring the tension between art and capital.
Video artist whose artwork spans from video installations and short films to live audio-visual performances.