CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robots that paint. A performance on a 3-D printed violin. Tech-inspired fashion. A look at art created with living organisms. Virtual reality sensory experiences.
This is a sampling of MIT's Hacking Arts, a festival designed to inspire new advances in the creative industries by fostering collaboration between artists, musicians, engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs. Hacking Arts will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the MIT Media Lab on the Cambridge, MA campus. A Hackathon featuring Jibo, the world's first social robot developed at MIT, and Paint Bots—robots that create art-will kick off at 4pm and continue through 4pm on November 20. Now in its fourth year, Hacking Arts was launched and 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. "We're not just talking about the future of the arts - we're creating it," says Helen Smith, MIT Sloan MBA Class of 2017 and co-chairperson of Hacking Arts. A Tech Expo will transform the MIT List Visual Center into a demo room, an art and fashion gallery, a video game room, an interactive performance space, and a social scene with networking opportunities. Having tripled in size from last year, the Tech Expo will be open to the general public free of charge. Festival ticket holders will be granted early entrance. All visitors are invited to explore interactive exhibitions featuring artists' work along with products and interactive prototypes from start-ups and companies on the cutting edge of the creative arts.