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Art aware hackers!! Your code can be art! Yes, no kidding!! Just follow the super easy tutorial below and make art today!!

Recent events have shown again that computer code and its power is still underestimated by the public and governments. The way software is written, it s quality, openess, closedness etc. has a very high impact on which way society is taking.  Some small changes or features in code can result in an enormous loss of democratic values or lead to a hidden surveillance state.  Because comparably only few people can read and understand code it is so important we communicate it, discuss it in public and make it art! :)

Congrats to the CCC for revealing and revers engeneering this incredible piece of software and to FAZ (a leading german news paper, circulation of 360.000) which went of the charts by printing 5 full pages assembler code. Awesome!

BOINGBOING: Chaos Computer Club cracks Germany’s illegal government malware, a trojan that spies on your PC and lets anyone off the street hijack it

Germany’s Chaos Computer Club published the sourcecode for a piece of malware used by the German government to spy on citizens. The software was discovered in the wild and reverse engineered. It can be used to spy on or control remote PCs. Because of flaws in the software, anyone who was infected with this by German police was vulnerable to spying by “anyone on the street.” The German supreme court banned the use of trojans to spy on German citizens in 2008. ….

’0zapftis’
solo show – Aram Bartholl
Oct. 12 – Dec. 11 2011
at MÖRDER Borsigstr. 1, 10115 Berlin

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Posted on October 12, 2011

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WPFolio is a free and open source WordPress theme for artists portfolios (see previous post). The latest version is now live on WordPress.

WPFolio

WPFolio is ready for your hacks. The latest version includes a sample child theme to keep your changes independent of the parent WPFolio code. If you want to change it further fork the project on github and we may use your changes in a future release.

More info at wpfolio.visitsteve.com

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Posted on April 19, 2011

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For the March 2010 issue of Boards Magazine, Emily Gobeille and I worked with Nexus Productions to develop an interactive cover experience called Rise and Fall. The software uses the amazing opensource Ferns tracking library together and openFrameworks, an opensource creative coding library written in C++.

Here is a little preview of the experience.

Software and cover:
Download the software and the cover as a pdf to try it out for your self:
http://boardsmag.com/RiseAndFall

Source code:
Grab the source code here: http://boardsmag.com/RiseAndFall
Post questions about it on the openFrameworks forum.

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Posted on March 16, 2010

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  1. Get inside a Google Street View Car.
  2. Open your favorite Twitter app on GPS enabled smartphone.
  3. Tweet sporadically to plot geographic points on the map.
  4. Relax as the blogosphere and media outlets go into a frenzy.

Of course, the entire hoax needs a little software to track the movement. Detailed instructions on creating the map* can be found at github.com/gleuch/gcar-tracker.

(*Some computer skillz required.)

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Posted on February 15, 2010

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