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Intelligent Protest: Embodying X Realities Anti-Hackathon.

  • ArtCenter / Media Design Practices 950 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA, 91105 United States (map)

Join us Saturday and Sunday August 19-20 (10am-6pm) at ArtCenter/MDP for our Anti-Hackathon. During these two days we will use creative tools to digitally record, interpret and transmit our facial expressions using the Wekinator AI tool as a form of protest and civic engagement. All are welcome and tech experience is not necessary. 

What will we be doing?

Groups will create protest pieces in the Unity game engine.  We will use Wekinator to collaborate across environments and engage in "extreme reality" design, combining protest methods with behaviors from the animal kingdom and natural environment. 

Who is it for?

All are welcome to join us and tech experience is not necessary. Each group will bring their own unique expertise to the event (developers, non-developers, researchers, mothers, creators - all types of knowledge are equally valued and welcomed). 

What is an "Anti-Hackathon"? 

An Anti-Hackathon focuses on process, encourages collaboration, and builds from existing work in a non-competitive and inclusive manner. We value from experts and non-experts alike, both within and outside of the usual tech space. There are no winners and the works may continue beyond the event. 



10:00 - 11:00

Feminist AI Art Projects info, philosophy and background.

Overview of weekend.

speakers: Veronica Flint, Christine Meinders

12:30 - 1:00 Lunch 

1:30 - 2:00 Amanda Stojanov, Tricia Stokes, Melissa Michelson

4:00 - 4:30 Cathy Hillman, Todd Terrazas, Olive Midori Kimoto

6:00 Group check in, discuss line up and expectations for day 2


10AM - 10:30 Debra Do, Christine Barron, Selwa Sweidan

12:30 - 1:00 Lunch

1:30 - 2:00 Stephanie Cedeño, Michaella Vu, Astha Vagadia

2:00 - 2:45 Lauren Williams + workshop: Deconstructing the Headset

4:00 - 4:30 Yvonne Cruz, Xin Xin

6:00 - 6:30 Wrap up and Final presentations

*presenters will speak about their individual work, or info about an organization they represent!