Tech Learning Collective

Technology education for radical organizers and revolutionary communities.

  • January 15, 2022 9:00 PM January 16, 2022 2:00 AM
  • 1186 Broadway Brooklyn NY 11221 United States
  • Status: CONFIRMED

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Event description

Queer hackers of the world, unite! Tech Learning Collective is excited to invite you to Hex90’s latest queer hacker salon, “Cold Boot,” hosted at Wonderville, where some of our teaching staff will be on-hand to assist players as they navigate the party’s “cybersecurity alternate reality experience” game produced in partnership with the semi-elusive NYC-based hacklab, Shift-CTRL Space.

Meet other queerdos and 1337 femmes revolutionizing New York City’s burgeoning cyber underground. Then test your pinball wizardry on A Place to Bury Strangers, navigate Particle Mace’s deadly asteroid fields, or survive the single-pixel gauntlet of Line Wobbler.

Connect with your laptop or smartphone to plug into the party’s exclusive alternate reality cybersecurity experience where you’ll help save the world from evil corporations and top-secret government cover ups.

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HEX90 — a queer hacker salon in nyc

The most powerful magic of all is the power of language.

Perhaps you are still becoming aware of yourself as a magician. Perhaps you can already code, but don't feel connected to the vibrating silicon enchanting your every keypress when you inscribe your intentions as spell-craft into your computer. Perhaps you don't yet know how to write the proper incantations, but already feel strangely drawn to the arcane sigils and symbols animating the metal and electric fires in your machine.

We are witches, wizards, and techno-sorceresses. The shape shifters, the body-changers, the tele-mindful whose technology is humanity and connection itself. We were the original programmers, the first hackers. And now, we are returning.


January 15, 2022 @ Wonderville
1186 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221
9pm - 2am

~ this venue is accessible
~ this venue has gender-neutral restrooms

# dressing up is encouraged but not required


~ music performance by DJ Niyah West (XOXA)
~ visuals & livecoding by Char Stiles (Livecode.NYC)
~ indie arcade cabinets by Death By Audio
~ hacking demos & education by Tech Learning Collective
~ augmented reality cybersecurity game by Shift-CTRL Space


Advance cover:
$15.00 - str8t cismen
$10.00 - queers and femmes

At the door:
$20.00 - str8t cismen
$15.00 - queers and femmes

 * Hex90 is an inclusive event.
 * Door staff is instructed to respect your self-identification.

This is an intentionally queer space. Consent and respect are not optional! Anyone acting shitty will be removed immediately without a refund. No amount of racism, queerphobia, transphobia, or sexism will be tolerated. This event is a celebration of queer hacking for queer hackers, not for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, brogrammers, or BitCoin bros. Don't piss off the hackers. ;)



Start playing immediately and buy your ticket at the invitation site.

As with all Tech Learning Collective events, racism, queerphobia, transphobia, sexism, “brogrammer,” “manarchist,” or any kind of similarly awful behavior will result in immediate removal from the event without a refund. Please refer to our lightweight social rules for details on our strictly enforced no-tolerance policy against bigotry of any kind.

About Shift-CTRL Space

We are anti-(techno)capitalists, solarpunks, and radical technologists. Our ethics place us against “Adtech,” “Fintech,” and Silicon Valley. We believe technology is an intangible earth, with which we can and should have an earthly relationship. It is power that we can harness through holistic methods as individuals and cooperative networks for the empowerment of oneself and of one’s actual communities. Our approach stands in contrast to isolationism, sterility, and authoritarianism by being participatory, flexible, and adaptive.

About XOXA

XOXA (pronounced ex-oh-ex-ay) is a Brooklyn based queer collective of DJs, artists and performers founded in 2017. Their mission is to provide a supportive platform for women and LGBTQ+ artists to perform while creating an intentional party space for women, non-binary and trans individuals. You can follow @xoxanyc on Facebook and Instagram for more information on upcoming events and projects.

About DJ Niyah West

Niyah West (she/they) is a DJ, music curator and digital artist based in New York City. From the living rooms of dear friends to the night clubs, Niyah made her professional debut just this year during pride month. Thus, making her a bright newcomer in the queer DJ scene. She has amplified parties and dancefloors all over the boroughs, some recently including MEOW NYC, Gayjoy & a residency at Kind Regards in the Lower East Side. She’s also a resident of Brooklyn based queer DJ collective XOXA NYC.

About LiveCode.NYC

We are primarily a meetup group who gets together to discuss programming in real time. We view live coding as a methodology and not medium specific. Some of our members code graphics, games, VR and a handful live code music. Many languages are used within the group, without one being prioritised. Many of us are artists. Sometimes we run events. The core of what we do is share live coding, whether discussing types at our meetups or teaching a system one of us built. We hope to continue to find ways in which we can do this, as a collective.

About Char Stiles

Char Stiles is an artist, educator and programmer based in Brooklyn, NY. She works creatively in the lower levels of computational systems to bring to light how computers work. Char works and collaborates across mediums such as interactive installation, video, performance and web. She is a part of the collective, where she organizes shows, and livecodes music and visuals.

About Death By Audio

The Death By Audio Arcade is a series of lovingly crafted local multiplayer arcade cabinets produced by local indie game developers. We are also a progressive, open community of like-minded artists, artisans, and enthusiasts. We host events at least once a month, in NYC and at events across the country, from SXSW to the Smithsonian.

About Tech Learning Collective

Tech Learning Collective is an apprenticeship-based technology school that trains politically self-motivated individuals in the arts of hypermedia, Information Technology, and radical political practice. We offer unparalleled free, by-donation, and low-cost computer classes on topics ranging from fundamental computer literacy to the same offensive computer hacking techniques used by national intelligence agencies and military powers (cyber armies). For more information and to enroll, visit

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