[NetBehaviour] HARDcoded on SAT 2007.12.08 @ EN3MY (FREE!)

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HARDcoded :: Digital Punk Magicians

SAT December 08 2007
1 PM - 9 PM
1550 N. Milwaukee Ave 3rd Fl. Chicago, IL 60622


++ simultaneously streaming @

CentroMultiMedia + BORDER
Mexico City DF, Mexico

HARDcoded is an ongoing collaboration between newMedia artists in  
Chicago + Mexico City, that explore the cross-over between digital  
noise, punk, + magic. HARDcoded is a wordplay between embedded/non- 
mailable data sets in software development, like End User License  
Agreements (or EULA) or closed-source proprietary computer  
applications, + the xXxHARDCORExXx ethic of Punk culture. Our  
(artists + organizers alike) approach to reconstruct/disrupt the  
controlled environment of digital technology by breaking these social  
devices with wizardry. Here, wizardry is informed by Tolkien  
references in early moments of information technology + digital  
networking, as well as playfully applying narratives of spell  
casting, enchantment, + fantasy to the otherwise dull architecture of  
cyberspace. This wizardy of course would be nothing without "magic."  
This "magic," which serves as ironic term with a critical bent, can  
break the spell of traditional methods of cultural communication +  
sharing in an ever-growing oppressive state.

HARDcoded seeks to create a space where ruptures in our digital  
playing field (glitch, noise, + hacked/repurposed material/tools) can  
take precedence over the norms of our contemporary static digital  
landscape. The collaboration borrows from a Punk ethics/ethos + the  
necessity for a sustainable break away from the normative practices  
of commercial platforms. By invoking these ideologies/methodologies  
HARDcoded hopes to provide/facilitate a DIY/DIT network of  
subversion. In attempting to approach this task, HARDcoded wishes to  
provide a social platform of workshops, talks, + performances (and  
hybrids of these three) to enable these fissures to break through the  
veil of our closed-source expectations + reliance.

The Program consists of workshops/talks by ::

[1PM – 2.30PM ]  Alex Ignlizian + Mark Beasley + Cassandra Rosas  
(Hardware Hacking/Building)
[2.30 PM – 3 PM] Jake Elliot dai5ychain.net (Reprogramming Computer  
[3 PM – 3.30 PM] Marisa Plumb Working Engineer, Pathegon corp.  
[3. 30 PM – 4.30 PM] Temporary Services temporaryservices.org  
(Lecture on Urban Hacktivism)
[4.30 PM – 5 PM] criticalartware criticalartware.net (Media Art  
Histories Lecture)

[5 PM – 7 PM]
Installation By ::
Mark Beasley (DotMatrix Printer + Sound Installation)
Paul Hertz collaboratory.nunet.net/phertz/ (Ignotus the Mage,  

[7 PM – 9 PM]
Nightly Performances/screening by ::
Valerie Brewer (Machinima Video)
Professor Pangaea (Machinima Video)
CHHO (The Chicago Hacked Hardware Orchestra, Performance from Workshop)
criticalartware w/ Morgan Higby Flowers criticalartware.net (Realtime  
Artware Development Performance)
I <3 Presets ilovepresets.com (Realtime Audio/Video performance)

@ EN3MY in Chicago, IL, United States.

Simultaneously, in Mexico City the HARDcoded Program consists of an  
open invitation for completely horizontally organized discussion +  

@ CentroMultiMedia in Mexico City, Mexico

+ Performances/Screenings by Ezequiel Netri, Lalo Melendez, Jaime  
Villarreal, Eusebio Bañuelos + an open jam session @ the BORDER in  
Mexico City, Mexico!

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