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Theodoros Papatheodorou
Tom Chambers

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About this event

Fifty artists-hackers and hacker-artists get together over a weekend in a big space to create an art exhibition from scratch and demonstrate the expressive potential of new technology and the power of radical collaboration in art. The digital works of art created include, but are not limited to interactive installations, visualizations, web services, small physical objects and more.

Kick off is on Saturday morning with a meet & greet and inspirational flash talks by guest artists. Participants will then form groups and collaborate on an idea. We'll provide really tasty food and drinks, fast internet, laser cutting, unlimited 3D printing, hardware for quick prototyping and help by skilled volunteers. We convene again on Sunday morning and participants continue working until the afternoon when their projects are shown to guests and each other during a flash exhibition.


  • Home-1st
  • Jury's Prize
  • The award given out by a panel of judges made up of artists, judges, curators.

  • Home-2nd
  • People's Prize
  • The award given to the best hack based on a vote by the participants.



  • Saturday
    • 09:30 arrival and sign in
    • 10:00 welcome and flash-talks by guest artists
    • 11:00 pitching and team building
    • 12:00 lunch
    • 13:00 start hacking
    • 18:30 dinner
    • 22:00 closing of first day
  • Sunday
    • 08:00 breakfast and hacking resumes
    • 13:00 lunch
    • 16:00 setup exhibit and present
    • 18:00 closing of hackathon


Introduction We want everyone to have a good time at the Art Hackathon. To that end, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to any...


We want everyone to have a good time at the Art Hackathon. To that end, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of the organizers (or post questions on the hackathon chat). We're also adopting the following Guidelines for Awesomeness for all participants.

Code of conduct


Teams can be anywhere from two to five members. If you're looking for fellow teammates, direct message participants by visiting the people page on the site. You can search there based on skill.

APIs, Services, and Open Source

You are encouraged to use 3rd party services, APIs, open source projects, libraries, and frameworks. There's no need to re-invent the wheel when there are so many great resources available to all Hackers. However, there is no point in participating unless you contribute something that is your own too. Furthermore, while we're not setting it as a rule, we'd like to encourage all teams to keep their code Free/Open Source (preferrably under GPLv3) so that others who admire your work can possibly built on that. Posting it on GitHub and linking to it on your project page is ideal.


All teams retain full ownership of what they have created during the Art Hackathon.

Be Respectful

Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other attendees. Behave professionally. Remember that harassment and racist, sexist, or exclusionary jokes are not appropriate for this event. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces (unless they are part of your work), deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Be Open

We welcome attendees from all backgrounds. This event is about increasing the overall amount of innovation, partnership, and engagement in the hacker-artist community. Except for instances where it would significantly impede productivity, there is always room on a project for one more person. Unless doing so would be counter-productive to the goals of the project, anybody who is interested in a project is allowed to join it.

Be Awesome & Have Fun

Hack, meet new people, get creative, and have a good time. Getting something meaningful done within such a short amount of time can be stressful, but we'd like to encourage everyone to take a break every now and then to relax and enjoy the event. All of this to say: we want this hackathon to be a safe place to create, learn, and build up a supportive community. Thank you for being a part of it!


If you are unable to resolve the issue, or are uncomfortable doing so, you should contact an organizer. Organizers agree to keep information shared in association with a Code of Conduct violation private, and may reveal it only with the approval of the affected person(s). Contact information for the organizers is listed on the main page. You could alternatively send an email to

Attendees violating these rules may be asked to leave the Hackathon at the sole discretion of the Hackathon organizers. Thank you for helping make this a welcoming, friendly event for all.