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Oct. 3-5


Hackathon + Panels + Live Performances + Art Exhibition + Start-up Presentations

Buy tickets at the door on Saturday! See you there

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Oct. 3-5


Hackathon + Panels + Live Performances + Art Exhibition + Start-up Presentations

Buy tickets at the door on Saturday! See you there

In a world... that increasingly values sensory experiences over physical things, interactions between the arts and technology are producing more moving, interactive, personal and immersive experiences than ever before. To extend these capabilities and inspire new advances in the creative industries, we present... Hacking Arts

Play some music below... stay a while... Music curated by TapTape

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2014 Highlights


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2014 Highlights


We have a great line-up this year starting Friday with a kick-off performance by Grammy-nominated artist Ryan Leslie and a Hackathon ideation session by Kiran Gandhi, the drummer of MIASaturday, we will have panels on Film/TV, Design, Gaming, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Music, Fashion and Virtual Reality with incredible panelists such as Benji Rogers, CEO of Pledgemusic; and Marco Tempest, cyber illusionist. 

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Hackathon


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Hackathon


Hackathon Friday - Sunday

  • An ideation session Friday led by Kiran Gandhi, the drummer for M.I.A.

  • $3k worth of prizes, great mentors, and hacking fun!

TapTape, formerly SoundSpark, started at Hacking Arts in 2013 and recently won the MIT $10K Creative Arts Prize!

2013 Hackathon Participants

2014 Hackathon Finalists

Most Creative: Harlequin - Puppeteering the Internet by using technology to capture and recognize the emotions in common body postures (they demo'd this live with a dancer and a Kinect sensor)

Most Disruptive: Street Theater Technology - We want to enhance street theatre/performance art with portable technology such as wearable tech to provide ambiance like lighting, sound, projection, etc. in a public space. Also enhance performances in non-traditional spaces not equipped with standard theatre tech equipment.

Best Overall Hack: Tomorrow is Another Day - Translate phone data into a piece of physical art (they demo'd this at the event)

Best TV/Film/Digital: luxloop - We want to explore the notion of incorporating interactivity into traditional cinematic language (shot composition, cutting between shots, etc.) resulting in a final video that plays seamlessly, not explicitly indicating to the viewer that they are controlling the content. During the hackathon, we are developing a prototype for exploring an interactive story-based video installation that branches a narrative conversation based on a viewer's (or viewers') position in the room. (They demo'd using a sample video and a Kinect)

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Panels


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Panels


Eight Amazing Panels Covering

  • Film/TV

  • Design

  • Gaming

  • Visual Arts

  • Performing Arts

  • Music

  • Fashion

  • Virtual Reality

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Live Performances


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Live Performances


Performances by:

  • Ryan Leslie - Grammy-nominated R&B artist, record producer, entrepreneur

  • Bleep Blop Ensemble - Boston-based electroacousitc new music ensemble

  • Peter Topley - MIT Media Lab & Opera of the Future graduate

  • Ralph Ferris - Grammy-nominated arranger, founding member and artistic director of ETHEL

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Exhibition and Startup Presentations


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Exhibition and Startup Presentations


14 Start-up and Art Exhibits and Presentations

Buy your ticket today you won't want to miss it!

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Videos From Last Year


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Videos From Last Year