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Wednesday, May 4 • 5:00pm - 5:15pm
If Hacking, Then Art

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Kevin Mitnick, one of the most notorious hackers in the computer history, described a hacker as “a person who spent a great deal of time tinkering with hardware and software, either to develop more efficient programs or to bypass unnecessary steps and got the job done more quickly”.
 
Hacking and Social Engineering have been regular components of my work as an artist and cultural producer. For the past 20 years I have been doing projects and actions that show the vulnerability of governments, corporations, institutions, as well as political and public figures, including the late President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and British artist Damien Hirst.
 
This talk will explore several works that involve the re-contextualization of sensitive data, tactical media, and the transition to a new thinking paradigm beyond the cultural establishment.

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Yucef Merhi

Artist - Hacker - Researcher
Yucef Merhi (b. 1977) holds a Master’s in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University. His artistic practice began in the mid 80s. He is known as the first artist in exhibiting a work of art that included a video game console, the Atari 2600, back in 1985. As a pioneer of Digital Art, Merhi has produced a wide body of works that engage electronic circuits, computers, video game systems, touch screens, and other devices... Read More →


Wednesday May 4, 2016 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

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