hackSAIC is an art hackathon held as part of the SAIC Art + Technology program’s 50th anniversary celebration. Students from any discipline or technical background will band together to create artworks within a 24-hour deadline. Painter wondering how a neural network would render your last canvas in 3D? Programmer wanting to collaborate on ? hackSAIC is your space. We anticipate unusual and fascinating collaborations that hopefully last beyond the day-long sprint.
We were going to put together a page of creative coding resources - frameworks, libraries, etc, but Terkel Gjervig has put together an excellent page that covers everything we would have thought to and more.
As for artistic inspiration, Adam Bach has provided us with a list of artworks that span a variety of tech-inflected mediums which we've compiled for you to peruse through here.
We'd love to discuss sponsorship with your organization - this is the first year of this hackathon and any sort of help goes a long way. You can contact us at to discuss details!
The ballroom is located on the ground floor of the MacLean Center at 112 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603. It is located directly across from The Art Institute of Chicago and serviced by the CTA Adams/Wabash stop and several buses.
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