Hive 76 and Hactory hackathon for interactive displays at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts exhibit - Technical.ly Philly

Jan. 26, 2012 10:00 am

Hive 76 and Hactory hackathon for interactive displays at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts exhibit

Arduino boards, Kinects and LED matrices littered the tabletops. UV laser pointers and photochromatic powders were being mixed like magic potions inside Hive76’s Spring Garden studio space this weekend. PAFA After Dark: Turned On exhibit opening March 8, 2012 6-9 p.m. PAFA, 128 N. Broad Street The Hacktory and Hive76, two Philadelphia-based DIY groups, joined […]

Arduino boards, Kinects and LED matrices littered the tabletops. UV laser pointers and photochromatic powders were being mixed like magic potions inside Hive76’s Spring Garden studio space this weekend.

PAFA After Dark: Turned On exhibit opening

  • March 8, 2012
  • 6-9 p.m.
  • PAFA, 128 N. Broad Street

The Hacktory and Hive76, two Philadelphia-based DIY groups, joined together for a hackathon on Saturday to discuss their upcoming installation at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts for its After Dark: Turned On exhibit.

Turned On focuses on Henry Ossawa Tanner, a Pittsburgh-born black artist who studied at PAFA in the 1880s. Hive76 and the Hacktory will be creating the interactive exhibits that will be on display.

“We’re exploring themes of transcendence, light as a metaphor for mystery and making the invisible, visible,” said Stephanie Alarcon of the Hacktory.

The resulting projects will allow visitors to draw with light-sensitive ink and lasers and also play with an interactive projection. Their goal is to provide a fun, safe and educational piece that teaches visitors the importance of technology in art and society.

“We want to take a more modern look at the historical context of Tanner’s work,” said Alarcon.

Organizations: Hive76, The Hacktory
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