Guest Post by Shannon Caulfield
Philadelphia, art and technology come together in a geek exhibition running all month long at Little Berlin.
This Friday, March 2nd, BYOBeamer opens free to the public. The exhibition, FlashFl00d, is an event featuring the BYOBeamer format created and open-sourced by Rafaël Rozendaal and produced internationally to fill the gallery.
“We’ve invited 25 artists and they’re bringing their own [art] on projectors.” said Kelani Nichole, a curator helping run the show. “It will be full of photos, gifs, videos, digital photography — it’s roughly considered Net.art, any digital file that can be part of the exhibit.”
A map will be featured in the gallery as well, indicating where the ‘dead drops’ are located around the city. The ‘dead drops’ themselves are the jump drives found across the city– they could be attributed to a “data glory hole” as it was so eloquently referenced by Nichole, as the drives are both public and anonymous. Educate yourselves about this peer-to-peer file sharing concept at Deaddrops.com.
“It’s opened up to the entire community. We’re celebrating and exposing Philadelphia to technology and art,” said Nichole. “We wanted to immerse Philly in net art.”
Catch the month-long geeky awesomeness at Little Berlin in Kensington around the corner from Philly Brewing Company. For more information on the exhibit, visit their Facebook event page or check out Little Berlin’s official website.