Wired.com recently ran an article called “The New French Hacker-Artist Underground,” featuring a relatively new association called UX, or Urban eXperiment. This underground group from Paris, France is known for carrying out acts of cultural preservation and repairs, “restoring those invisible parts of [their] patrimony that the government has abandoned or doesn’t have the means to maintain” thanks to the city’s network of underground passageways. Most famously the group has been recognized for infiltrating the Pantheon, restoring the building’s 19th century clock which had not chimed since the 1960s. The full read can be seen here which looks into how the government views the UX group and what they have been working on around the city for the past couple of years.
Wired: “The New French Hacker-Artist Underground”
January 28th 2012