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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hacking on tap at the Goethe-Institut today


At a lunch talk today at the Goethe-Institut, a panel of artists and experts will discuss political and digital activism on the Web, the open source movement, Twitter, and hackers.

The enormous technological and communications changes embracing the planet and "hacker culture" are primary foci of the discussion which is co-sponsored by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Embassy of Switzerland.

Other topics include online petitioning, "Anonymous," Wikileaks, and opportunities and pitfalls of digital media.  Are digital contributors artists?  (This is only a two-hour session?)

Scheduled panel members are:  Hans Bernhard, artist and founding member of Ubermorgen.com; Steven Kurtz, professor of visual studies at the State University of New York, Buffalo; Frank Rieger, author and representative from the Chaos Computer Club, Berlin; and Mark Tribe, artist and assistant professor of modern culture and media studies at Brown University.
 
RSVPs are required.  Call to save a seat.

What:  Activism (and Hacker Culture)

When:  12 – 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Where:  Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

Cost:  No charge

For more information and to make a reservation202-289-1200

Metro station:  Gallery Place-Chinatown or walk from Metro Center

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