Bringing Hack-No-Tech to the Theater der Künste in Zürich was a big pleasure: we were welcomed by lots of open arms and hearts. Were we just lucky or is it possible that Swiss people like the combination of memory and movement? Like watches and ski? Or is a culture, that is so rich in traditions, just more curious about ways that change the relationship to souvenirs? Or did we benefit from an open-minded mentality that wishes always to find out about the newest inventions and techniques?
Whatever might be the reason – it was a good frame work to discover some new aspects of hack-no-tech. This was mainly due to the participants of our workshop. First thing the inscription list revealed to us: hack-no-tech seems to be more attractive to men than to woman. Is it simply linked to harsh consonants in the name? Let’s hope not, don’t let us be caught up like this, so research to be continued.
In the workshop itself we tried to attack some very new dimensions: for example passing from individual hack-no-techs to collective ones. When we often wonder how we can share memories, we might have found an answer to it. But let’s see in some years, if it works for all the participants and if our hack-no-tech will have had reached its eternalizing effect.
We also appreciated the very open-minded feed-back culture. A special thanks to Mathias who enriched us with the idea to work also on micro hack-no-tech: by doing very small movements it should be possible to adapt your hack-no-tech to all kinds of situation in daily life. Like always with hack-no-tech, it is all a matter of practice.