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Monday, May 16


Dark Web Treasure Hunt + Tim Schwartz: CryptoTherapy Opening
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Join us for the opening of CryptoTherapy, in which artist Tim Schwartz will transform BMoCA’s facade into a digital installation that displays the live manipulation of our willingly shared online data.

Schwartz and LA Cryptoparty will lead a Dark Web Treasure Hunt that demystifies the nebulous, often misunderstood world of the subterranean Internet. The treasure hunt will lead participants through the Dark Web, exploring the hidden passages and dark corners you never knew existed or were too scared to find!

Tuesday, May 17


Hack A City: Working Together for the Creative Good
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A hackfest focused on harnessing technology to create a city responsive to artists needs. Open Source City of Boulder Colorado Government demographic data will be provided. 

Make the most of all possibilities with open-source information on housing costs, transportation needs, neighborhood statistics, and more from the City of Boulder's census data, as well as the insight of local artists and arts professionals from BMoCA , and the knowledge and tools of The Blow Things Up Lab, Quick Left, and name.com to create a website or mobile application. 

Teams will be created night of the event. Winning team will receive two VIP MediaLive tickets (includes open bar at all events and exclusive artist BBQ). With a three hour time limit, demonstrate the power of collaboration when arts and technology combine!

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Matt Chasansky

Manager, Boulder Office of Arts + Culture
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Simone Johnson

Marketing Manager, Quick Left
Simone is a digital marketer focusing on achieving marketing success in an ever-changing technological landscape. She is an advocate for women, people of color and LGBTQ people in tech, and enjoys working in the community to help further young people's interests in programming, design... Read More →
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Abhishek Narula

PhD Student, Unversity of Colorado, Boulder
An avid DIYer/Maker, Abhishek’s interest lies in critically examining advancements in human computer interaction through the development of novel methods of computing. By designing expressive and engaging systems, he hopes to bring important social and political issues in the forefront... Read More →

Wednesday, May 18


How to be a Whistleblower
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BMoCA exhibiting artist Tim Schwartz and the LA Cryptoparty Crew will lead us through the process by which Edward Snowden made contact with Laura Poitras, as we learn about email encryption, digital trust, and techniques for becoming anonymous online. Participants will be divided into whistleblowers and journalists, testing their newly found techniques to pass leaks and communicate securely. 


Screen Dating
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In the age of Facebook, Tinder, and Grindr, the digital screen has become the primary relational interface. Equal parts window and barrier, the screen functions as an active mediator of social, cultural, and historical agency.

Artists Joel Swanson and Steven Frost will present an interactive installation that explores socially mediated relationships through the structure of speed-dating. Participants will interact with screen-mediated personalities built from neural-net algorithms that have been raised in captivity and hand feed textual detritus scavenged from the Internet.

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Joel Swanson

Director, Technology, Arts & Media Program, University of Colorado at Boulder

Wednesday May 18, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
CU Art Museum 1085 18th Street, Boulder, Colorado
Thursday, May 19


Security, Surveillance, & Political Art: A Deep Lab Panel Discussion
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Deep Lab is a collective of cyberfeminist researchers who critically investigate how issues of surveillance, anonymity, and privacy manifest themselves in society and the arts. Join Deep Lab members Simone Browne, Ingrid Burrington, and Maddy Varner in conversation with MediaLive curator Maya Livio as they question where we are now, in the aftermath of Snowden and the Panama Papers, and where we might be going.

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Maya Livio

Curator, MediaLive at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art


Ingrid Burrington

Ingrid Burrington is an artist who makes maps and tells jokes.

Friday, May 20


MediaLive: Media Art Performances
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Catch an exciting line-up of live performances that bridge art and technology through an exploration of this year's MediaLive theme, "Corruption". These include interactive sound chairs by JP Merz, a dive under the surface of digital images by Rosa Menkman, a look into the politics of 3D printing by Morehshin Allahyari, and the full-on corruption of a string ensemble by Jace Clayton (aka DJ /rupture).


Jace Clayton

Jace Clayton lives and works in New York City. Clayton uses an interdisciplinary approach to focus on how sound, memory, and public space interact, with an emphasis on low-income communities and the global South. His book on 21st century music and global digital culture will be published... Read More →
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Rosa Menkman

Every technology possesses its own inherent accidents. I am a Dutch artist and theorist who likes to focus on visual artifacts created by accidents in both analogue and digital media. The visuals I make are the result of glitches, compressions, feedback and other forms of noise... Read More →


MediaLive: Afterparty
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Join MediaLive 2016 for our Friday afterparty featuring rare local appearance by DJ Thug Entrancer (aka Ryan McRyhew) and BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), an open invitation for video artists to bring projectors and screen their own works on provided outdoor screens. Beer garden by Finkel & Garf, food truck by Rat's Woodshack BBQ. Co-curated by Communikey.


Friday May 20, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Civic Plaza 1770 13th St, Boulder, Colorado