Donald Hanson

Donald is a musician and creative coder responsible for several ART+TECH projects, most of which have manifested on the internet. He’s also a CODAME team member helping to promote creators and inspire collaboration.

His latest project is gifSlap, “VJ Software for people who love GIFs”. It started as a web browser experiment in 2013 and has grown into a fully featured VJ application. The software has been shown at several CODAME events, particularly in 2014’s GIF Happy Hours at Geekdom. Learn more about the software and grab a copy atwww.gifslap.com

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As a VJ Donald performs under the name VCO Vault. Frequented events (besides CODAME) include 8bitSF and LoveTech SF. VCO Vault visual sets are known for psychedelic GIF manipulation with a touch of humor. VCO Vault is available as an adoptable artist for any type of event that calls for visuals. More info at vcovault.com

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In 2011 Donald cofounded Gridwalk Labs, an electronic music netlabel. The mission of the label is to provide a platform for innovation in music distribution. The label is run with an emphasis on experimentation and seeing every release as a chance to test ideas that challenge the music industry. They’ve since published 13 releases and worked with several artists from around the globe. Access the discography at www.gridwalk.net

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