MIT Hacking Arts Conference 2017
Saturday, November 11 2017 All Day

Hacking Arts ignites entrepreneurship and innovation within the creative arts. The conference brings together creative technologists, artists, innovators and hackers at MIT to explore the future of the arts at the annual Conference, Tech Expo and Hackathon.

Hacking Arts 2017 will mark the fifth annual festival held at the MIT Media Lab, fostering community and celebrating innovation in the creative industries: Design, Fashion, Film/Video, Gaming, Music, Performing Arts, Virtual/Augmented Reality and Visual Arts.

Hacking Arts  is organized by the MIT Sloan School of Management Entertainment, Media & Sports Club in partnership with MIT's Center for Art, Science, and Technology and the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.


Hackathon - Saturday & Sunday

  • Create an interdisciplinary team of creative students and young professionals and  take on challenges at the cutting edge of arts and technology. Teams get 24 hours to design, build and present to a panel of judges with all-star mentorship and plenty of toys

Conference - Saturday

  • Engage in conversation with expert innovators in a series of panels covering everything from dance and robotics to biotech’s influence on the arts. Get a front seat view as innovative start-ups take the stage, network with a creative community and experience genre-bending performances.

Tech-Expo - Saturday

  • Get up close and personal with interactive artwork and new tools from cutting edge innovators, representatives from top creative companies and local artists and technologists. Immerse yourself in new VR environments, play interactive video games, generate new visuals with your body and come ready to be surprised.

Who comes to Hacking Arts?

Artists, engineers, hackers, creative technologists, innovators, entrepreneurs. Do you have a passion for art and want to see how technology can catalyze the next generation of creative expression? Hacking Arts is for you.

Find new like-minded peers from other colleges and universities and join forces to  create together and win prizes in the Hackathon. Try out new toys and get inspired by the Tech Expo. Find your next internship with our sponsors and start-ups. Get inspired and make connections at the Hacking Arts Conference.

Find inspiration and conversation at the Hacking Arts Conference. Broaden your community of creatives across Boston and New England. Bring your ideas and get a first look at new innovations at the Tech Expo.  Share your expertise and mentor teams in the Hackathon.

To register the online-form has to be used.

MIT Media Lab
75 Amherst Street
6th Floor
Cambridge MA 02139

Contact Information:
Max Harper

Fee: $35 - $75