Hacking the Archives

For anyone in London: as part of the 2015 Bloomsbury Festival data ‘hacked’ from the Mass Observation Archive will be projected onto Senate House. It is presented by the School of Advanced Study.

From the Festival event listing: “Senate House is famous the former home of the WWII Ministry of Information, and as inspiration for George Orwell’s 1984. For the Bloomsbury Festival 2015 watch the building light up in celebration of that history. Using data ‘hacked’ from the Mass-Observation archive and collections relating to the Ministry of Information, ‘Hacking the Archives’ presents digital artwork that explores everything from mass-surveillance to ornithology, wartime diaries to bee keeping records. At dusk on Friday 23rd, this work will be projected onto the façade of one of the most iconic buildings in London!”

TIME: Dusk on Friday 23rd October 2015.

PLACE: Senate House, University of London

Further details from the Bloomsbury Festival site or Mass Observation.

Image: Gwire

Image: Gwire