Somehow corresponding to the war on Mexico declaration by loosely linked hacking group Anonymous I have some interesting news for everyone being interested in hacking…
Due to the amazing success, the Netherlands Media Art Institute extended its The Art of Hacking exhibition, which focuses on the artistic side of hacking, until November 26th, showing works by Heath Bunting, The Yes Men, Übermorgen.com and others.
As it is written in the press-release, the artists in this exhibition highlight the imperfections of our surroundings and daily lives. The projects subvert, improve on or circumnavigate official systems and practices and offer alternatives. Superficially, hacking is often associated with spreading online viruses and other digital attacks. Officially these criminal activities are not really known as hacking, but as cracking. The real practice of hacking is done based on far more positive and artistic motives. It’s a state of mind and there are elaborate ethical codes within the hacker community.
For more info about the artworks, artists and corresponding workshops, check out nimk.nl! And make sure to visit the exhibition if you’re accidentally in Amsterdam!
Thanks for the Info Hugh!