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What We’re Reading This Week

Today we present to you a roundup of articles and posts from around the web on topics of importance to us or just good reads that we’ve enjoyed recently. We hope to make this a regular feature at The Hacktory. Let us know what you’ve been reading too.   Why Apple’s Swift Language Will Instantly […]

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Guest post: Artist-In-Resident Jacob Rivkin

Today’s post comes from current Unknown Territory Artist-In-Resident Jacob Rivkin. My work primarily focuses on issues of how we interact with the landscape. One of the main questions I came into the Unknown Territory Residency at the Hacktory with was how do we develop our collective understanding of place through experiential and metaphorical explorations. Is […]

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Guest post: Artist-In-Resident Salem Collo-Julin

Today’s blog post comes from current Unknown Territory Artist-In-Resident Salem Collo-Julin.-Lee T. When applying for one of the Unknown Territory Artist-In-Resident spots, I was excited at the prospect of learning some basics in coding and the chance to figure out if any of these tools are useful for me. I’m not always sure that thinking […]

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Guest Post: Unknown Territory Artist-In-Resident Michael Kiley

Today’s blog post comes from Artist-In-Resident, composer and sound designer Michael Kiley.-Lee T. A month ago I was introduced to something called poetic computation, or, the writing of computer code for artistic purposes. I used to believe that I would never be able to understand how to write code or create a program, and more […]

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Guest Post: Marcel W. Foster

Today’s guest blog post comes to us from Marcel W. Foster, one of the 6 new Unknown Territory Artist-In-Residents. A group of six geeks. Six geeks who all have unique and impressive experiences working in the arts and engaging technologies: wiring “old” technologies to do new things (e.g., cassette players with arduinos) conversations about the […]

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Guest Post: Artist-In-Resident Tara Webb

This week we are featuring blog posts from our 6 Philly-based Unknown Territory Artist-In-Residents. Our second post comes from Tara Webb.-Lee T. As a costume designer and theater tech, I see knowing how to work with sewing machines, looms, and even knitting needles as a technical skill. In my experience costume or fashion design is […]

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Guest post: Artist-In-Resident Max Lawrence

Our 6 Philly-based Unknown Territory Artist-In-Residents have been hard at work for the past 2 months. They are taking workshops, learning to code, and working toward building a larger art and technology project to present publicly in an exhibition in December. Our residents are all accomplished artists that want to expand their knowledge of and […]

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Intro To Processing begins Tuesday July 8

Several weeks ago we had a sell-out session for Intro To Programming For Artists, Musicians and Other Creatives! And now we are excited to host Intro To Processing beginning this Tuesday July 8. Processing is an MIT-designed, free and open source programming language with a huge community of artists and musicians based around it. It […]

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Immersive Game Night Wednesday July 2

Join the Hacktory Wed July 2nd, 7-9pm to learn, engage, and most importantly play with games. This two-hour free session will begin with a brief 101 on “immersive gaming” and then jump into two interactive and participatory games for you to play and dialogue about. Then learn about a new Philly game being developed for […]

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Intro To 21st Century Fabrication!

We have a great workshop coming up Tuesday June 10, 7-9PM, Intro To 21st Century Fabrication. Taught by The Hacktory’s expert Eric Manganaro, this single session class is an introductory workshop overview of how to go from idea to digital design to digitally fabricating a physical object prototype. We’ll review a complete digital workflow. This […]

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