GRAND PRIZE: Harmony Space

Harmony Space is a musical thinking tool that remaps our spatial sense to our auditory sense with the help of Hololens. Your position X (left,right), Y (up, down) and Z (forward, back) become pitch-shifting controllers of 3 separate musical notes that enables you to hear space and see harmony. Harmony Space consisted of Max Harper, Matthew Seaton, and Evin Huggins.



Team Revive created a VR experience that guides the user through the moves of tai chi and also helps illustrate the abstract concept of chi. It provides tactile feedback on intentional movements and synthesizes cues from the real world environment to help with better concentration and to strengthen the effects of practice. Team Revive consisted of comprised of Paul Reamey, Tim Gallati, Luna Yuan, Jiabao Li, Qi Xiong, and Jingchen Gao. 



möbel is social furniture designed to bring people together in public spaces. The furniture is intentionally annoying to construct and is built around the people who construct it. Only when at least two people work on it, does the furniture light up and activate. The chair is designed to also literally bring people together - when two people are enclosed in this furniture, they must face each other in a constrained space, exaggerating this experience and forcing people to literally break down barriers and build something from them together. Team möbel was made up of Hacking Arts veterans Kiran Wattamwar and Christina Sun. 


Hacker's Choice: Inkfinity

Inkfinity won this year's Hacker's Choice award for creating a VR poetic journey inside ink paintings. The team consisted of members Lei Xia, Daisy Zhuo, Yaqin Huang, and Sharon Yan.



Sponsored Challenge: Adobe

Adobe charged Hacking Arts participants to use Adobe XD Experience Design CC to create a unique app or website to make the world a better place. Team ART1ST won, and was made up of members Jenny Liu, Jenna Tishler, David Schurman, Ellen Jiang, and Gloria Feng.

Sponsored Challenge: Autodesk

Autodesk challenged teams to make something (design, 3d-printed object, or idea) with their Fusion 360 software. The winners of this challenge, Sounditure by Overtones, created a tool that utilizes recorded music data from the Spotify API to generate 3D furniture design in Autodesk Fusion 360, which can eventually be manufactured via 3D printing. The team was made up of members Kumaran Chanthrakumar, Thomas Chardin, Leyla Novini, Jakub Florkiewicz, and Alyssa Gerasimoff.