Nick Lally is an artist and computer programmer interested in digital media, collaboration, participation, radical political theory, mathematics, education, space, and bicycles. He arrived at Shared Space on his bike, having traveled from Madison, Wisconsin via bike paths, a car ferry, and dusty roads. At his slide talk, Nick wowed the crowd when he explained his definition of hacking- a process of learning a system and then changing key elements within that system to make a new experience. As an artist he hacks both computer programs and social situations. As the self-appointed Pentwater P.I., with video camera in hand, Nick investigated Pentwater through interactions with people and technology. He spent time snooping on people using the internet at the library at night; recorded what happens when you spin donuts in a gold jeep in the dirt; and made a short documentary about the wrestling match at the county fair and the relationship between co-facilitators Mary & Eliza.