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MIT Hacking Arts Bridges The Art-Engineering Gap

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MIT Hacking Arts Bridges The Art-Engineering Gap

In today’s modern arts, there are many questions begging for answers. While some artists have answered them, a lot of quistions remain unanswered. Let’s quickly look at some of these mind-boggling art-related questions. What does the future hold for co-creation in arts? Will blockchain technology disrupt the current art industry? How have the roles of art, artists, and also audiences changed over time? Furthermore, what are the possible ventures that “artpreneurs” can invest in?

If you are also seeking answers to these questions, you are not alone. Indeed, millions of people out there are also interested in finding satisfactory answers to the questions, but there is a solution now.

Bringing Arts and Tech under One Roof

The sixth annual MIT Hacking Arts festival will offer an opportunity to everyone seeking answers to those questions. Starting October 13th and running through October 14th, 2018, the MIT Media Lab in Massachusetts is inviting over 500 attendees, including 200 hackers. In truth, there is no better place to be on those days as professional artists meet engineers and entrepreneurs under one roof. From the crop of professionals who will attend the festival, the subject of the day is already clear. These pros will dissect the intersection between arts and technology. Without a doubt, this event is one of its kind as it is also student-run.

What Should the Attendees Expect?

In truth, it is a festival that is fully packaged for learning. Events on the program menu include a 24-hour hackathon, panel discussions, performances, arts, and expos. There’s no doubt to the fact that what makes an event like this interesting is the quality of speakers that will take the podium. Some names that have made the speakers’ list include Alex Sarian, Acting Executive Director at Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, and Angie Kim, President of Center for Cultural Innovation. Other names include Elis Clark-Davis, Daybreaker’s Chief Partnership Officer, Ed Bilous, Founding Director of Julliard’s Center for Innovation in the Arts, and also a host of other renowned speakers.

Themes of Discussion

One thing that many people will always look forward to in a festival of this nature is the theme. According to the organizers, the panel discussions will revolve around these themes:

  • Accessibility of Arts
  • Art in the age of blockchain technology
  • Interactive arts in the modern-day world
  • Financing your artistic ventures

The panelists will exhaustively discuss these themes while also ensuring that the attending audience is satisfied with the answers provided.

Official Statement on the MIT Hacking Arts Festival

Kaavya Gupta, a co-director of MIT Hacking Arts 2018, stated that the festival aims to cross-pollinate skills, creativity, and ideas. Gupta noted that the event has become a focal point for hacking the future of collaboration.


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