A centrepiece of the Dublin City of Science Festival 2012, HACK THE CITY is a major new exhibition and event series developed by Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin that is set to tool-up city dwellers to shape the future of the city. Featuring a spectacular range of exhibits, hacklabs, events and interventions, from a flock of robot drones to billboards hijacked in augmented reality and stealth underwear, HACK THE CITY will invite citizens of Dublin to take control and adopt a hacker mindset to bend, tweak and mash-up Dublin’s existing urban systems – rethinking the city from the ground up.

Press Release

HACK THE CITY: Take Control - A major new programme of exhibits, events and interventions by Science Gallery that invites citizens to shape the future of the city.

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  • "Fresh from performing at Science Gallery [...], an English group of urbanists, technologists and architects who created GPS-enabled quadcopter drones, were held [...] on suspicion of terrorism"

    Carmel Doyle, Silicon Republic, June 22 2012Full Article Here...
  • "When filmmaker and digital rights expert Caroline Campbell and visual artist Nina McGowan decided to take footage of the Google and Facebook offices, the reception they received was pretty frosty..."

    Carmel Doyle, Silicon Republic, June 11 2012Full Article Here...


  • Cian McCormack from Morning Ireland takes a tour of HACK THE CITY with curator Teresa Dillon and some of the show's participants

    Morning Ireland, RTE Radio One, June 22 2012Click Here...