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I am sending this email to invite your participation in an international academic synth design hackathon.
We are looking for 2-3 more academies to join this cross-disciplinary event. 6-8 academies will participate in total.
About the initiative
Official website - International Synth Design Hackathon
In the last two years, due to COVID-19, we saw a rise in academic teachers sharing their classes online, on YouTube, and on other platforms. These initiatives directly inspired this event.
Our goal is to connect designers, artists, and engineers from universities worldwide and challenge them to design human-centric instruments and sound art devices.
We hope to learn from one another, share knowledge and see how different academies approach the challenge in their own unique way.
Participating academies can be from music, engineering, design, or arts programs. Students can build performance instruments but also sound sculptures or interactive installations.
Local event - Each academy hosts its local event in January 2022. The date is flexible so that coordinators can fit the event in between planned academic activities.
Online conference - In February 2022, we will have an online conference to share each academy’s highlight projects and meet everyone.
Design a human-centric instrument, sound-art device, or experience using given electronics within four days.
To level the playing field, participants will use a similar kit of electronic components. Teachers from participating academies design the contents of the kits. Kits will cost no more than €80 each (kits are partially sponsored).
Participants can use the academy’s workshops (CNC, laser, 3D, metal, wood, etc.)
Designers and engineers from the industry will participate as mentors throughout the event. They give lightning talks and brainstorm with students in allocated time slots.
For more information please email me at roey (at) synthux (.) academy