Artsy joined Hacking Arts in a big way in 2015 - Matthew Israel, Curator at Large moderated the Visual Arts panel and their CTO Daniel Dubrovkine served as one of our hackathon judges. Artsy also sponsored a Hackathon prize for the most creative use of their API. 

Kiran and Christina

Two MIT undergraduates took home the prize with their project, BAE "Better Art Understanding." BAE stands for Better Art Understanding and their tongue-in-cheek hack allows for anyone to sound knowledgable about art criticism; using the Artsy API these two Course 6 students were able to scan works of art and automatically generate commentary that would allow you to keep up with even the most devoted art history buffs. 

They won a trip to an Artsy onsite event in NYC, Artsy NYC office tour and $200 subsidized team travel.

If you're feeling inspired, you can access the Artsy API right here! 

 

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