As a few talks at HOPE will discuss, art and hacking share methods. They consist of looking at things sideways, for potential uses orthogonal to the usual.
These days, such unorthodox ways of seeing are prized by entrepreneurs and industrialists (or so they say). Innovation, disruptive technologies, creative destruction. But technological change has unforseen consequences. It is never fully in the control of those who would harness it.
The exhibits at HOPE this year could be seen as suggestions of ways to live, work, and play, from our own timeline or others. Like the lyrics of the song "In The Future," part of David Byrne's The Knee Plays, they present conflicting views of what is possible, and what will happen, when listed side by side:
See the complete listing of art exhibits at wiki.hope.net/Art