HackteriaLab 2014 took place in April 2014, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, involving a number of artists, activists, hackers, scientists, and designers, both locally and internationally.There are a number of events, workshops, mukim (residency), presentations, and discussions were held before the event starts. This activity is the fourth edition HackteriaLab that provide space intensive multi-disciplinary collaboration within two weeks to work together. HackteriaLab 2014 expands the ideas and methodologies in the field of BioArt, ‘DIY biology’, Appropriate Technology, Arts and Science, and ‘BioHacking’ that continue to be developed in a number of previous activities HackteriaLab 2010 – Dock18 / Zürich (Switzerland), HackteriaLab 2011 – Romainmotier (Switzerland), and HackteriaLab 2013 – Bangalore (India).

With the framework of “Hackteria | Open Source Biological Art”, a strategy to bring-and-engage-in-directly-style HackteriaLab be a key role for a variety of experiments and the development of new models of knowledge sharing and collaboration in cutting-edge artistic practices related to the biology and nanotechnology and science in general.

HackteriaLab is our workshop-style production. It is a form of intervention in the development of contemporary culture and the arts. It creates a space for meeting the practice of art and science, culture and environment. Aiming to expand the exchange of knowledge between cultures and aware of the various ways through workshops, prototypes, exhibitions based involvement, and documentation in the network like this wiki.
HLab14 invite artists, activists, hackers, scientists, designers; both locally and internationally. Then cooperate with the three local communities that have been intensively build relationships and conduct a series of long-term cooperation with a number of social and ecological issues specific in Yogyakarta.

The activities are organized in HLab14 managed by Lifepatch in cooperation with the International Hackteria Society and is associated with a variety of local and international institutions. The activities covered in this network is the research, the practice of art together, open laboratory, retreats, and workshops. Last activity HLab14 is a presentation of all the participants during the two days, exhibits a number of work processes followed by continuous workshops. These two events in particular we choose as approaches, methods, and practices similar real and lasting among all participants. We wanted to create an opportunity to meet and exchange knowledge between all participants and practitioners from all over the world for long-term cooperation in the future.

Excerpt taken from the Hackteria Lab website