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      Temporary Techno-social Gatherings? A (hacked) discussion about open practices

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      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA)
      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
      9 - 13 July 2018
      Temporality, Art, Technology, Data, Collaboration, Embodiment, Participation, Remix, Hacks


            This paper is rooted in an experimental inquiry of issue-oriented temporary techno-social gatherings or TTGs, which are typically referred to as hackathons, workshops or pop-ups and employ rapid design and development practices to tackle technical challenges while engaging with social issues. Based on a collaboration between three digital practitioners (a producer, a researcher and a designer), qualitative and creative data was gathered across five different kinds of TTG events in London and in Tartu which were held in partnership with large institutions, including Art:Work at Tate Exchange within Tate Modern, the Mozilla Festival at Ravensbourne College and the 2017 Association of Internet Researchers conference hosted in Tartu. By analysing data using an open and discursive approach manifested in both text and visual formats, we reflect on the dynamic and generative characteristics of TTG gatherings while also arriving at our own conclusions as situated researchers and practitioners who are ourselves engaged in increasingly messy webs where new worlds of theory and practice are built.


            Author and article information

            July 2018
            July 2018
            : 263-271
            [0001]Tate & London College of Communication

            Tate & University of the Arts London, UK
            [0002]University of Sussex Humanities Lab

            Brighton, UK
            [0003]John Philip Sage Design

            London, UK
            © Damiani et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA London 2018, UK

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            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
            London, UK
            9 - 13 July 2018
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (article page): https://www.scienceopen.com/hosted-document?doi=10.14236/ewic/EVA2018.52
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

            Applied computer science,Computer science,Security & Cryptology,Graphics & Multimedia design,General computer science,Human-computer-interaction


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