Coming this August:*
A design + interaction + AI hackathon for creators!

The Inria creartathon is a creative hackathon combining art and science in a Creative Hackathon where multi-disciplinary teams of five students collaborate on the design of a intelligent interactive object. This year’s challenge: Designing a creative, intelligent & interactive artifact for an artist (visual arts, music, sculpture, dance, theater) that creates a true artist-computer partnership. This event is organised by the Université Paris-Saclay, with the Inria Saclay - Île-de-France research center, and Societies.

The creartathon is an initiative of Inria, the University of Paris-Saclay and the association Societies, supported by the French Ministry of Culture and major players in the worlds of art, design and digital sciences.

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If you are a Masters or Ph.D. student in Art, Design, Human-Computer Interaction or Artificial Intelligence and want to spend a week brainstorming, designing, and implementing an intelligent interactive object, apply! Enrollment is limited.

Workspace, food, equipment and materials will by the organisers (possible accommodation depending on your location). HCI and AI faculty from Inria and the Université Paris-Saclay will teach Master Classes, and each team will be coached by a confirmed artist. A multi-disciplinary jury will award prizes to the top three teams and projects will be exhibited at an art space in Paris (announced in June) in Paris in September, 2021.

Key dates

Application: 1 - 20 June, 2021 Open until 20 june
Acceptance: 21 June 2021 (by email)
Hackathon: 22 - 27 August, 2021* Digiteo (Building 660), Université Paris-Saclay
Exhibition: September, 2021* Art space, Paris (announced in June)

* Depending upon pandemic regulations.

Apply now

Applications are open until 20 june 2021 at this address

Applicants should write a letter of motivation, accompanied by a resumé or portfolio. Each team will include five students, with at least one each in Art or Design, Human-Computer Interaction, and Artificial Intelligence. You may propose your own team, partial team or apply as an individual and we will help match team members. Students from the Paris area and the Université Paris-Saclay have priority, but other students may also apply. Acceptances will be notified by email the 21 June 2021.

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