Tech Learning Collective

Technology education for radical organizers and revolutionary communities.

  • August 13, 2022 9:00 PM August 14, 2022 3:00 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, “Promiscuous Mode,” hosted at Wonderville, where you can buy tickets.

log tcp !192.168.0/24 any -> (msg: "QUEER HACKERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE" ; )
tail /var/log/PROMISCUOUS.MODE
Aug 13 21:00 hex90 syslogd[135]: QUEER HACKERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE

HEX90 — a queer hacker salon in NYC

It is time for us to reach the sky! By sunlight and moonlight, take flight! Let us imagine ourselves as stardust returning to our celestial origins, intertwingled together. We will burn the stars with our radiance!

Hackers are elemental. Like water, we are shapeless, yet we are every shape. We transition between states as our environment changes, changing the environment in the process. We can be as hard as ice, or as soft as flame. Opaque, or invisible, or spanning everything in between, we are the cloud. Ours is flesh that forms as quickly as it may float away. Impenetrable, or permeable. Our bodies, our choices, from one fluid moment to the next.

Information packets traverse the ether. Netflows quickly vanish over the horizon. There are traces of fire on the wire connecting our vibrating crystalline bodies. Sniff the wire to prime your electronic memory with the sounds of conversations past and present. Enter promiscuous mode, spread your wings, and fly to the stars with us!


August 13, 2022 @ Wonderville
1186 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221
9:00pm — 3:00am

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

# dressing up is encouraged but not required


~ music performances by
~~ Kandylion
~~ DJ Softserve
~ livecoded visuals by
~~ Char Stiles (Livecode.NYC)
~~ Voyde
~~ (Livecode.NYC)
~~ schwaz (Livecode.NYC)
~ algorave and electronic audio by
~~ Alanza
~~ alsoknownasrox (Livecode.NYC)
~~ Azhad Syed (Livecode.NYC)
~ indie games by Death By Audio Arcade
~ hacking demos & education by Tech Learning Collective
~ text adventure cybersecurity game by Shift-CTRL Space


In addition to music and visuals, the most unique addition of the Hex90 parties is a hyperlocal cybersecurity (hacking) themed text-adventure game that gave the party its name: Hex90. This game is played on your own laptop, not on a console or arcade cabinet at the venue, but is still only accessible when you are physically at the party venue itself. (Aside from a short "trailer," the game is not available on the public Internet.)

After you connect to the party's Wi-Fi network, you can then connect to the Hex90 game server using your Web browser. But to solve the challenges, you must download and install real hacker tools and learn how to employ real hacking techniques to progress through game levels ranging from network reconnaissance, applied cryptography, and Web exploitation. You've never seen so many queers open so many terminals in one place while being so close to a dance floor, and there's no high quite like it.

We continuously add levels to the game, so expect new challenges at most parties. Moreover, we sometimes incorporate physical-world features of the venue, like padlocks you need to pick that are safeguarding access to secret passwords, QR codes stashed in unexpected places, unassuming but exposed Ethernet cabling that turns out not to be a mistake at all, and so on. At Hex90, the game controller is your computer and the game mechanic is the real world.

All of the tools, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used to progress in the game levels are skills taught by and equipment used by Tech Learning Collective instructors in our online workshops. Visit for more information and to enroll.



$30 - pay if you can

$15.00 - str8 cismen
$10.00 - queers/transes/enbies and femmes

$20.00 - str8 cismen
$15.00 - queers/transes/enbies 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 behaving unkindly 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 Kandylion

Kandylion has spent the better part of the last decade honing her DJ chops in the Brooklyn underground dance scene, and is a current resident of queer nightlife collective XOXA. Her versatile and melodic mixes span genres and decades with an emphasis on feel-good house, disco, acid and breaks.

About DJ Softserve

Starting his DJ journey in South Korea, DJ Softserve has since played in major festivals, clubs and bars all over South Korea and the US. He is committed to creating the most fun dancefloor possible and blasts the frostiest beats for only the coolest homies.

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 describes how photons work to sand that thinks, that is to say she livecodes GLSL visuals on the computer, that is to say she writes constantly compiling graphics algorithms on the GPU as a performance. This is in hopes it is entertainment.

About Voyde

Indira/Voyde uses Unreal Engine in creating surreal landscapes made of liquid bodies, journalistic images, and narrative snapshots hidden deep inside, scrambled with voronoi.

About is a creative technologist, artist, and livecoder. She makes live visuals from videos, pictures, emoji, text, and more, then composites them using live code techniques. She enjoys finding arcane ways to put pixels on screens. Past sets have included touch designer patching, Lua DSLs, command line video editors, and more.

About Alanza

Alanza is a polymath based in New York. Her music ranges from hardware improvisation to in-the-box pop production. She’s interested in synthesis, odd rhythms, things that make you think while dancing.

About alsoknownasrox

Roxanne Harris (alsoknownasrox) makes art by programming on-the-fly, seeking to push the limitations of computation for creative expression, both in new application and new foundational research. She spends her time finding new ways to engage with the world, destructing and reconstructing existing structures as she goes.


Dan Gorelick is an SF and Brooklyn-based musician, creative technologist, and livecoder. He mixes acoustic instruments and voice with synthesizers (and code) to create expressive electronic music.

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

Performances by

  • Shift-CTRL Space
  • New York NY United States
  • Death By Audio Arcade
  • Kandylion
  • DJ Softserve
  • Alanza
  • Azhad Syed
  • alsoknownasrox
  • Char Stiles
  • Voyde
  • schwaz

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