No signs of abating energy and ideas as this year’s Hack the Barbican draws to an end. Because Penthouse 4C has another challenge to the status quo with explorations into piracy with Hardcore Software, a new project run and curated by Rachel Falconer and Lawrence Lek tomorrow, Wednesday 28.
With a growing sentiment of hacking as an integral part of tech-cult progress, Lek and Falconer present AND Publishing, Geraldine Juarez and Martin Dittus in a performative discussion and “flash exhibition” around “deconstructing, remediating and representing public space”.
So as Hardcore Software asks, “is piracy a destructive force or a necessary ingredient in cultural transmission?” It’s probably no coincidence Fari Bradley today did the same:
Occasionally (mistakenly) still think of ‘hacking’ as illegal & ‘modifying’ as legal. Hacking is creativity in the digital age
— FARI BRADLEY (@FariBrad) August 27, 2013