Hack The Public

On Saturday 2nd February myself and 15 other artists/hackers/tinkerers/people descended upon West Bromwich to hack The Public. A little more about what it actually is:

The Gallery Hack Camp is a new initiative developed by The Public and the first delivered in February 2013. It will bring together artists, producers, creative entrepreneurs and technologists from across the West Midlands and wider United Kingdom.

We aim to develop new ideas at the intersection of art, technology and culture. Setting out to make new work which you would like to see in a gallery of the future. It is also intended to be an active community of peer learning and development.

I was personally interested in converting the railings that go along the walkway into a kind of guitar or harp. All that you’d need is a vibration sensor hooked up to an Arduino that would trigger a sound to play on Pure Data. Easy, in theory…

It was very interesting to see that most of the other ideas ignored the infrastructures already in place for installations and instead either worked around them, or were situated in unlikely places

Hack The Public Weekend

Me and David.Checkley doing very safe things. Don’t tell the HSE!

Hack The Public Weekend

Hack The Public Weekend
More photos here

No thing has been developed for this yet, but hopefully one of the may exciting ideas developed over the weekend will be making its way to The Public soon!