Hardcore Software presents the first edition of Beta Release – a new exhibition model for showcasing software under development. The launch event will take place on Wednesday December 4 at the White Building in London from 6pm to 9pm.
Artists, coders, developers, composers, and writers will give a live demonstration of their latest digital projects within a gallery environment. Beta Release aims to spark debate about software’s reach outside corporate structures, and opens up a new critical space for artists to explore and experiment with new digital experiences.
Participants are encouraged to make their work available to download online during the event and introduce open source collaborations to new communities.
Participating artists and projects:
A Snake AI
Matthew Plummer Fernandez
Giving and Taking
The Google Image Clock
Michelle Marie Lewis-King
Clifford Sage & Viktor Timofeev
Hardcore Software is a platform for decoding the language and legacy of systems. Formed by artist Lawrence Lek and curator Rachel Falconer, we take an archaeological approach to discovering patterns in networked culture. By stripping widely adopted technologies down to their skeletal core, we aim to cast systems as agents of cultural transmission.