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

The Inria creartathon combines 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, and takes place at the Fablab Digiscope, Université Paris Saclay.

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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Participants are Masters or Ph.D. students in Art, Design, Human-Computer Interaction or Artificial Intelligence who want to spend a week brainstorming, designing, and implementing an intelligent interactive object, 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.

With the participation of ENSCI, ENSBA, École Duperré and École Boulle.

Key dates

Application: 1 - 20 June, 2021 Until 20 june (closed)
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.

Applications (closed)

Applications were open until 20 june 2021. Keep us in mind and apply next year.

Acceptances will be notified by email the 21 June 2021.

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