You're invited to Hacking Arts! MIT's first annual festival and hackathon exploring the intersection of arts, entertainment, technology, and entrepreneurship.

  • Learn from entrepreneurial thinkers in the creative industries - music, film, fashion, visual arts & design, and performing arts - including speakers from The Echo Nest, Sonos, YouTube Music, Bow & Drape, SonicBids, Artnet, Paddle8, Fandor, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Check out demos from early-stage arts and entertainment startups.
  • Experience tech-enabled live performances from MIT Media Lab and Berklee composer/creators and tech-inspired visual art pieces, including an MIT installation made up of artist Olafur Eliasson's Little Suns.
  • Form teams with artists, designers, engineers, musicians, and entrepreneurs.
  • Hack on APIs from The Echo Nest, Sonos, Spotify, Gilt Groupe, ShopSense, and more!
  • Participate in the Little Sun Challenge, where art meets energy meets social impact.
  • Win prizes, including mentorship from MassChallenge and Little Sun.

Let's create new, tech-based projects and ventures in arts and entertainment! 

September 28/29, MIT Media Lab. Open to all - Register here!

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Presented by the MIT Sloan Media and Entertainment Club in partnership with the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, MIT Office for the Arts, MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology, Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, and School of Museum of Fine Arts.

Sponsored by Sonos, Houghton Mifflin, KVR Audio, and The Echo Nest.


Start date: September 28, 2013 - 9:30:AM
Price: $25
Location: MIT Media Lab (E14), 6th floor 75 Amherst Street Cambridge, MA 02142

Are you an NEC faculty member or student who is giving a school concert? Submit your artist and repertoire information now!

NEC's FREE concerts do not require a ticket, unless stated in concert listing.
Unreserved seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert's start time.