Rewriting The Hack
Rewriting The Hack was a 2 day women only Hackathon which explored the theme, Industrial and Post Industrial North East. The event took place at The Core in Newcastle Upon Tyne and involved 15 participants from the region, UK and Europe. The event ended with a public showcase of the work produced during the hackathon.
The two day event examined the Hackathon format as a site for producing collaborative, interdisciplinary art strategies and exploring issues surrounding diversity an increasingly popular model of creative production.
Participants gathered to access and create with archival materials relating to the NE regions industrial heritage and current, open data sets, which represent our post industrial present. Challenging perceptions that Hackaton events as well as histories of our industrial past and our scientific and technological present are male dominated.
Alan Fentiman documented the event in this video: