Unknown Territory Fellowship

Unknown Territory Artist-in-Residency


The Hacktory, Philadelphia’s first hackerspace for hackers and artists, carried out its inaugural Unknown Territory Fellowship and Artist-in-Residency in 2014. There are two different programs as part of the residency. Both programs offer the opportunity to learn and explore at the edges of technology and art, literally in unchartered territory, to create new experiences and new possibilities with code, hardware and creative expression.

The Unknown Territory Fellowship seeks established artists working with software and electronics worldwide. Selected fellows focus on a specific project or avenue to explore in their work during a period of 2-4 weeks of continuous onsite activity in Philadelphia, and make use of the resources and knowledge base at The Hacktory. In addition to working on a specific project, fellows teach workshops and lead programs about their work.

The Unknown Territory Artist-In-Residency is an extended 6-month residency for Philadelphia-based emerging and established artists with an art, music or performance practice but little or no new media, programming and technology experience that want to transform their current practice by exploring what’s possible with new technologies. This residency consists of training on software, hardware and other materials, mentorship from fellows and others in The Hacktory’s community, and culminates in a group exhibition of all residents’ work.

See these videos about how the work of the first round of resident artists

The Hacktory Residency (trailer) from aidan un on Vimeo.

The Hacktory Residency – Michael Kiley from aidan un on Vimeo.

The Hacktory Residency – Maximillian Lawrence from aidan un on Vimeo.

The Hacktory Residency – Jacob Rivkin from aidan un on Vimeo.

The Hacktory Residency – Tara Webb from aidan un on Vimeo.