How do you feel today?

TRANSMOJI gives you the opportunity to transport your emotional waste directly into the Transmediale “After Glow” Art Hack Day exhibition in Berlin.

For a little e-waste protection fee you are allowed to create an Emoji composition to be played back as audio intervention during the exhibition. Your composition will be recorded with your audience and uploaded to YouTube. To close the e-waste cycle you will receive a notification Email with a link to your personal video.

It’s time for emotions.

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Iconoclashes is a project by Erik Berglin and Clement Valla, developed at 319 Scholes’ Art Hack Day which is happening in Bushwick as I type. The conceit here is simple: Iconoclashes was made by “mashing up” a selection of (freely downloadable) images tagged ‘god’ or 'religion’ from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website and feeding them into Photoshop’s 'Photomerge’ script.

The resulting series of images point, I think, to one of the obvious yet lesser-considered creative arguments for why institutions might consider permitting their images and data to be freely downloaded by the public, as the Met so generously does. Art history does value collage, after all.


PRISM was developed by Danja Vasiliev and Julian Oliver during ArtHackDay/Berlin event as a commentary to what NSA technology might look and function like.

PRISM reveals information about wireless devices present in its vicinity. By intercepting network protocol messages, data such as username, hostname and IP address are publicly displayed. Observers can gaze into the rotating prism and read disclosed personal information about the people around them.

Facial recognition technologies are getting better and better, from auto tagging images in Facebook photos to video surveillance streams. At the same time we’re providing great data for classifying our faces with all of our selfies. 

HYPNO emphasizes the glorification of the selfie and reality of facial detection. When the computer recognizes you, you appears on the center with a colorful aura and outline of your facial features. An absurd, overstimulated display with rainbow iris and spinning meme-styled background.  Snapshots are taken and placed in the background. 

You can find the piece here, and the code is here.

It’s still going :) @forresto

The piece was made during Art Hack Day with Forrest Oliphant and was presented on the opening night of the 2014 Transmediale festival in Berlin. 

It was delightful to see people interacting with the piece. The initial smile and wonder when their face was picked up and placed on the screen- they were the chosen one! They would make funny faces, or compete with their friends for the attention of the computer.  While I would find it invasive to automatically save all the images, the attendants were hoping we saved all of them.  "I made some great faces for you!“

HYPNO BY Forest Oliphant and I at the Transmediale Festival in Berlin

The piece was covered on a few different sites, including Vice: 

The Best and Wackiest Pieces at Berlin’s Art Hack Day

Forrest Oliphant and Kawandeep Virdee’s "Hypno” installation uses facial detection technology to record and process people’s faces. A visitor stands in front of the facial detection tech, and watch as their faces become abstracted and manipulated in psychedelically cartoonish ways.

Meet Cameron!

You all may know her as a @victoriassecret #angel, but you probably didn’t know that this #beauty is a #graduate of @columbia who majored in #economics and #politics.

Outside of modeling, Cameron is involved with @spacemade, a company that has spawned creations like @interrupt_mag and #arthackday to give resources and platforms to grassroots artists so they can better spread their message.
She is signed with @thelionsny.
@cameron_r (at Columbia Univeristy)



“In this project, we anticipate the possibility of genetic surveillance in the post-apocalyptic present. As humans, we are constantly shedding genetic material in public space. It is becoming increasingly common to use those traces for surveillance and reconstruction. As IP spoofing makes anonymous internet browsing possible, DNA spoofing extends that potential by scrambling genetic material, enabling anonymous physical trajectories in tandem with digital. In this spirit, our work offers some DIY techniques for counteracting genetic surveillance.”

My arthackday project is up at


- use mouse clicks to record loop points

- use your own video/audio links (but no direct links from soundcloud or youtube…they don’t like you embedding their links directly without iframes and shit)

- change playback rate

- has a share link to share completed “projects”


with Jana Linke Installation, 2013 – ongoing

A laser signal is directed with mirrors through the exhibition space.
The travelling light pulse is feed back to its source and forms a
looping signal stream. The system picks up distrubances caused by
interruptions of the optical path and light leaks.

Produced within 48h during ArtHackDay at LEAP, Berlin 2013

current plan: record mouse clicks to the beat of music

javascript records mouse clicks

those are being mapped to an html5 video element for previewing video

 mouse clicks are then recorded, and they are turned into a ffmpeg script or postprocessing video