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Senate House is famous the former home of the WWII Ministry of Information, and as inspiration for George Orwell’s 1984. For the Bloomsbury Festival 2015 watch the building light up in celebration of that history. Using data ‘hacked’ from the Mass-Observation archive and collections relating to the Ministry of Information, ‘Hacking the Archives’ presents digital artwork that explores everything from mass-surveillance to ornithology, wartime diaries to bee keeping records. At dusk on Friday 23rd, this work will be projected onto the façade of one of the most iconic buildings in London!

Hacking the Archives is funded by the Arts Council England and sponsored by Adam Matthew Digital. It features work by artists Dan Brown, D-Fuse, Jaime Jackson, Ned James, Nat Pitt, Sally Payen and Cathy Wade. All commissioned to hack the archives.

Presented by the School of Advanced Study.

FREE – just turn up