ART+HACK+DATA is a weekend-long, free, and non-commercial social artistry event in Miami where media creators and hackers will work together on issues about the digital environment, while also helping other participants understand them, and find their own means of creative expression.

Our goal is to reach local new media artists and tech-enthusiasts to solidify the scene of creative makers and bring them together to set the values and new standards that will prevent any kind of oppression, censorship or surveillance for future generations.




The city of Miami hosts one of the largest Internet exchange points in the world – Terremark Worldwide, Inc. a subsidiary of Verizon Communications. It manages a large amount of data while serving as a bottleneck for a 90% of the Internet traffic between South America, North America and Europe.

Without careful design and oversight, big data and technology can reinforce the existence of inequalities and harm the communities where these inequalities exist. If we want to understand the impact and reach of these silent agents in our everyday communication, we need to identify the biases that inform their function and make sure that they are both fair and effective.

In this context, we will set up guerrilla hotspots around Miami to collect user data for 3 months– an ongoing action performed by ISPs and other parties. This information will be given to the participants of the workshops as material for exploration and creation.

With this action we aim at revealing and raising awareness on the harmful use of metadata and data retention laws.










Jommy Barban

Barban is a software engineer working with VR technologies for the web. He developed VRHole – a 3D editor which integrates the browser’s 3D frame with VR devices, mobile, gamepads, and multiplayer servers into a single web page. He is currently Development Team Leader at Fanguito.org.

Paloma Duong

Duong teaches Latin American Studies at MIT. Her research focuses on the intersection between culture and politics in 20th and 21st century Latin America. She is currently writing a book on postsocialist imaginaries, new media, and participatory forms of culture in contemporary Cuba.

Bilal Ghalib

By telling stories and designing systems, Ghalib catalyses makers’ community building. For the past eight years he’s worked to establish collaborative creative spaces between America and the Middle East.

Robert E. Gutsche Jr., Ph.D

Gutsche is an author, journalist, and professor at Florida International University. He is particularly interested in the ways in which news media demarcate space and characterize place as ideological tools for imposing social control.

Vladan Joler

Joler is a New Media professor also leading SHARE Lab – a research and data forensics crew exploring different aspects of technology and society.

Yucef Merhi

Merhi is an artist, coder and hacker whose projects unveil the vulnerability of governments, cultural institutions and political figures. He is known as the first artist in exhibiting a work of art that included a video game console – the Atari 2600 – in 1985.

Desiree Miloshevic

Miloshevic is an important member of the global Internet governance community. She worked as Special Adviser to the UN Under-Secretary and Chair of the Internet Governance Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group. Her passion is using technology and the Internet to empower people and build bridges among diverse communities.

Phillip Penix-Tadsen

Penix-Tadsen specializes in Latin American cultural studies, focusing on the intersections between politics, economics, new media, and visual culture in the region today. His current book project offers the first synthetic theorization of the relationship between videogames and culture.

Andrej Petrovski

Petrovski is a tech researcher and cyber forensics specialist at the SHARE Foundation. He has been mostly involved with data-driven investigations and visual representation of data sourced from social networks and invisible network infrastructures.

Rachel Price

Price works on Latin American, circum-Atlantic and Cuban literature and culture; media; poetics; empire; and ecocriticism. Her essays have discussed a range of topics, including digital media, slavery, poetics, and visual art.



The Bakehouse Art Complex (BAC) is an incubator for artistic creativity featuring dozens of artists working side-by-side in every medium imaginable.

The MUD Foundation facilitates educational and artistic projects where art, the internet, virtual reality, and data converge. To create awareness on contemporary digital cultures and footprints.