Note: The deadline for this call has passed and submissions are no longer being accepted. You can click here to check out the selected teams!

Apply to: [email protected]
Deadline: Sunday May 3rd at midnight


Art-A-Hack 2015

Announcing Art-A-Hack™ 2 - a collaborative creation between groups of artists/engineers, designers/makers, or whatever combination arises based on your project proposals.

The first year of Art-A-Hack included inventions, installations, collaborations, performances, which you can read about in the report and watch in the live-streamed video. This year promises more fantastic opportunities.

Artists and engineers hacking in the lab

Are you interested in taking part? To apply now, please read the Open Call below and send your ideas to [email protected]. We really want to work with you!

The deadline for applications is Sunday May 3rd - early applications are appreciated.

Open Call

Art-A-Hack™ is an open call for artists and engineers, designers and makers - serious creative/technical shoot-for-the stars dreamers who would like to come together to make a BIG impact with some of the newest equipment on the planet.

Artists and engineers hacking in the lab

Here's the deal: we will provide space for four Mondays (10am-6pm) in June, the equipment listed below (which you are free to use or not use), facilitation and advice, and stellar showcase opportunities.

We want to hear your ideas and will team you up with like-minded souls, blasting off into the stratosphere together.

During four Mondays (June 8, 15, 22 & 29) we will co-create at ThoughtWorks New York and other venues. There will be a pre-event social on the evening of Friday May 15th at a secret location, as well as a well-earned closing party to present your final work, chat, network and land back on the planet.

To apply, send your ideas now to [email protected]. Describe a project idea you want to try, the technologies you'd like to get into, or the skills you have to contribute. Please also include info about your background you would like us to know about.

Here's a list of scheduled dates to mark off in your calendars to make this happen!

  • May 3 (midnight) — Deadline for applications
  • May 15 (6pm-9pm) — Pre-event Social
  • June 8 (10am-6pm) — Co-creation Day 1
  • June 15 (10am-6pm) — Co-creation Day 2
  • June 22 (10am-6pm) — Co-creation Day 3
  • June 29 (10am-6pm) — Co-creation Day 4
  • June 30 (4pm-8pm) — Early presentation at ThoughtWorks
  • July 11 (6pm-10pm) — Final presentation at Livestream Public

Stuff we have on-site, just for the asking:

Equipment we have available
  • Oculus Rift (1 & 2)
  • Leap Motion
  • NeuroSky MindWave Mobile
  • Muse Headset
  • OpenBCI
  • RGBDToolkit
  • Kinect (1 & 2)
  • Asus Xtion
  • Sense 3D scanner
  • 3D printers / 3D Touch
  • Cube Pro Duo
  • Robot Arm (Universal Robots)
  • Telepresence Robot
  • Webcams
  • Raspberry Pi
  • BeagleBone
  • Arduino
  • Projectors
  • Touchscreen monitor
  • PA/Sound system
  • Google Glass

Ellen Pearlman
Director and Curator
Volumetric Society of New York
Web: nyc.volumetric.org
Contact: [email protected]

Andy McWilliams
Artist, Technologist
ThoughtWorks
Web: www.jahya.net
Contact: [email protected]