The Hacking Manifestos

A compilation of the Hackers Manifestos of the 20th and 21st century

Conceptual Aesthetics - Origins Of Cybernetic Art - Documenting Historic Process. The project Hacking Manifestos presents an online resource that compiles the 20th and 21st centuries manifestos written by most important hackers. In this way, here The Manifestos are presented online as a useful tool but also, with an aesthetic, symbolic and sociological value. The Website Hacking Manifestos contents the names and links to the websites that refer to Hacking as a social movement which impact deeply in the transformation of the civilian society in our era. According to Skot Deeming (Ph.D. Candidate, Indi Program, Concordia University): The History of Computation is rich with narratives of Hackers, Tinkerers, and Enthusiasts. From micro-computing platforms to gaming hardware and beyond, practitioners within these niches re-frame and re-task off-the-shelf computational hardware and software, create new devices and interfaces, and challenge our assumptions of computational technologies. By directly engaging with the various elements of any given digital machine, these subcultures alter our relationships with technology, rendering acts of computational creativity, modification, and reverse engineering as modes of critical knowledge production.

Curated by Laura Netz / Laura@Netzzz.Net / Http://Netzzz.Net