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Submission + - Hacker artist embraces open source for inspiration (

supaneko writes: "Computer terminals at a gritty internet cafe in New York City's Chinatown were taken over last week by digital artist Evan Roth in order to debut his internet-based art. Scores of art enthusiasts flocked to Mr Roth's "speed show", an art exhibition format that is specifically geared toward displaying artwork hosted on websites.

To hold a speed show, an artist will rent time on terminals at an internet cafe, many times amidst a sea of teenage gamers, and pull up webpages containing his or her artwork on a cluster of monitors. Mr Roth spread the word about his speed show, called When We were Kings, through Twitter only days before the event.

"I like taking these ideas that come from open source development. In this case, the hack isn't programming code but altering it to your own meaning," Roth says."

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