Hack the City evolves and experiments with every iteration, and on this occasion we’re hacking the hack with the well-placed intervention of Kairotic, the Weaving Codes – Coding Weaves project.
The project is led by artist-programmer Alex McLean and takes the relationship between patterns in code and traditional weavecraft as a starting point for investigating the influence of digital technology in making.
For the Heritage & Culture Hack, Alex has mustered a fine group of live-coders and crafters for an alternative take on the analog/digital expression of data and craft culture. While the inspiration for many on the day will be making apps using data about culture, the Weaving Codes project is bringing livecoders and crafters together to hack the Hack the City hack – making cultural objects from data.
Interested to see what emerges from the experiment? You can still get tickets for the Show’n’Tell – doors open at 6:30pm for demos at 7pm.