Sponsors


Hacking Arts 2016 offers many opportunities for partnership at our conference, tech expo and hackathon. We are already hard at work building partnerships with technology and media companies, art institutes and museums and local and regional universities to bring our shared love of creative innovation to a larger community. Here are the 2016 Sponsors, Partners and Friends of Hacking Arts. 

Sponsors

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ADOBE

Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. Our creative, marketing and document solutions empower everyone — from emerging artists to global brands — to bring digital creations to life and deliver them to the right person at the right moment for the best results. At Adobe, we believe that creativity is the catalyst for positive change. We’re driven to inspire creativity in people who want to make a meaningful impact — on education, our environment, our communities and the world at large.

Learn more at adobe.com

 

AUTODESK

Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with our software.

Learn more at autodesk.com

 

VITRA

Creating innovative products and concepts with great design talent is Vitra's essence. They are developed in Switzerland and globally specified by architects, organizations and individuals to build inspirational environments for working, living, shopping and public spaces. 

A family business for eighty years, Vitra believes in lasting relationships with customers, employees and designers, durable products, sustainable growth and the power of good design. Vitra works with the client to devise customized concepts that help reconcile the growing demands of daily life – acceleration, technical advancements and social change – with the unique corporate culture of the company.

Learn more at vitra.com

 

Shapeways

Shapeways is a creative community of makers, designers, and entrepreneurs using digital manufacturing (3D printing) to bring their ideas to the physical world. Designers can use Shapeways to manufacture products with complex designs in over 58 different high-quality materials—enabling people to expand their limits as designers and makers.

The Shapeways Marketplace allows our creative community to explore entrepreneurship and inspire others to do the same. It’s also a treasure trove for discerning shoppers that value supporting independent designers. Come explore the whole new world of creativity enabled by the digital manufacturing era. Shaping the future in infinite ways. 

Learn more at shapeways.com

 
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UNITY TECHNOLOGIES

Unity Technologies’ platform is used to create rich interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. Serving over 5.5M registered developers worldwide, Unity’s powerful graphics engine, full-featured editor and services serve as the foundation to develop beautiful games or apps and easily bring them to multiple platforms.

Learn more at unity3d.com

 

FORMLABS

Formlabs are a passionate team of engineers, designers, and problem-solvers. Started out of MIT in 2011, committed to bringing innovative and sophisticated fabrication tools into the creative hands of designers, engineers, and artists around the world. An unprecedented convergence of design, performance, and accessibility, the Form 2 brings professional-quality 3D printing to a broader audience. They believe in what they do, and we’re excited about creating powerful tools that change the way we work and live.

Learn more at formlabs.com

 
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JIBO

Jibo is a social robot and platform for developers to build skills (robot applications) that leverage the power and creativity of social robotics. Jibo hears, sees, relates and interacts. No other platform has this construct of personality. Through the Jibo SDK developers have lower level access to Jibo’s audio processing, visual processing, persona and interaction, and movement capabilities. This gives developers the tools to build a wide range of Jibo Skills (robot applications) for personal enjoyment or as a business opportunity. 

Learn more at jibo.com


Partners

RUSSELL MORIN

Creating magical, memorable events is what we love to do. And we’ve been doing it for more than 100 years. As a full-service caterer, our team of culinary experts and seasoned event coordinators are there for you from the first meeting until you say goodbye to your last guest. With Russell Morin, you can take a deep breath and relax, knowing we’ve taken care of every last detail. After all, we want you to savor the food and the moment.

Learn more at morins.com


friends of hacking arts

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MIT Center for Art, Science, & Technology

The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) creates new opportunities for art, science and technology to thrive as interrelated, mutually informing modes of exploration, knowledge and discovery. CAST’s multidisciplinary platform presents performing and visual arts programs, supports research projects for artists working with science and engineering labs, and sponsors symposia, classes, workshops, design studios, lectures and publications. 

Learn more at arts.mit.edu/welcome/cast/


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MIT Sloan Entertainment, Media and Sports club

The MIT Sloan EMS Club is a student-run group dedicated to immersing MBA students into the business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports.

Learn more at mitsloanems.com


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MIT innovation initiative

The MIT Innovation Initiative (MITii) collaborates with all five schools at MIT to strengthen the vibrant culture and programming of innovation and principled entrepreneurship. Our mission is to connect the varied pathways and networks in this domain to equip the MIT community and its partners to move powerful ideas from conception to impact.

Learn more at See more at innovation.mit.edu


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mit list visual arts center

As the contemporary art museum at MIT, the List Center presents a dynamic program of six to nine special exhibitions in its galleries annually, including a program of evolving site-specific work by emerging artists known as List Projects, as well as a broad range of educational programs, events, and scholarly publications. Beyond the full slate of special exhibitions and projects it presents each year, the List Center maintains and adds to MIT’s permanent collection; commissions new works through the MIT Percent-for-Art program, a collection of more than 50 site-specific artworks throughout the campus; and oversees the Student Loan Art Program, which lends approximately 600 works of art annually to MIT undergraduate and graduate students. 

Learn more at listart.mit.edu


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Martin trust center for Mit entrepeneurship

The MIT Entrepreneurship Center is one of the largest research and teaching centers at the MIT Sloan School of Management, the business and management school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It was founded in the early 1990s and charged with the mission to develop MIT's entrepreneurial activities and interests in education and research, alliances, and the community. The Martin Trust Center is responsible for driving entrepreneurial education throughout MIT courses, as well as providing assistance to student entrepreneurs in the form of office resources, space, expert mentorship, and grants and awards.

Learn more at entrepreneurship.mit.edu


mit media lab

Actively promoting a unique, antidisciplinary culture, the MIT Media Lab goes beyond known boundaries and disciplines, encouraging the most unconventional mixing and matching of seemingly disparate research areas. It creates disruptive technologies that happen at the edges, pioneering such areas as wearable computing, tangible interfaces, and affective computing. Today, faculty members, research staff, and students at the Lab work in 24 research groups on more than 350 projects that range from digital approaches for treating neurological disorders, to a stackable, electric car for sustainable cities, to advanced imaging technologies that can “see around a corner.” The Lab is committed to looking beyond the obvious to ask the questions not yet asked–questions whose answers could radically improve the way people live, learn, express themselves, work, and play.

Learn more at media.mit.edu


Emerson College

Emerson College, located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, is the nation’s premier institution in higher education devoted to communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Emerson is internationally recognized in its fields of specialization, which are communication studies; marketing communication; journalism; communication sciences and disorders; visual and media arts; the performing arts; and writing, literature and publishing.

Learn more at emerson.edu


goethe institute (Goethe-institut)

is a non-profit German cultural association operational worldwide with 159 institutes, promoting the study of the German language abroad and encouraging international cultural exchange and relations.

The Goethe-Institut fosters knowledge about Germany by providing information on German culture, society and politics. This includes the exchange of films, music, theater, and literature. Goethe cultural societies, reading rooms, and exam and language centers have played a role in the cultural and educational policies of Germany for more than 60 years

Learn more at goethe.de/en


Huntington Theatre Company

The Huntington Theatre Company is Boston's leading professional theatre and one of the region's premiere cultural assets. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, and in residence at Boston University, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form.

The Huntington brings together world-class theatre artists from Boston, Broadway, and beyond with the most promising new talent to create eclectic seasons of exciting new works and classics made current. A national leader in the development of new plays, the Huntington has produced more than 100 New England, American, or world premiere to date. It supports local writers through its new playwright-in-residency and the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program, the cornerstones of its new work activities.

Learn more at huntingtontheatre.org


liminus

LIMINUS is a hard to define. It’s a combination of augmented reality gaming and theater magic. With the help of our partners at Motive.io, the five day experience will send you on a journey to uncover hidden scenes tucked away in secret locations across Boston. It’s one story told over five days, taking place all around you, accessible from wherever you are, whenever you want.

Learn more at thelimin.us


new england conservatory

The New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) in Boston, Massachusetts, is the oldest independent school of music in the United States, and it is widely recognized as one of the country's most reputable music schools. NEC is especially known for its strings, woodwinds, and brass departments, and its prestigious chamber music program. The conservatory, located on Huntington Avenue of the Arts near Boston Symphony Hall, is home each year to 750 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies along with 1400 more in its Preparatory School as well as the School of Continuing Education. At the collegiate level, NEC offers the Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts, as well as the Undergraduate Diploma, Graduate Diploma, and Artist Diploma. Also offered are five-year joint double-degree programs with Harvard University and Tufts University.

Learn more at necmusic.edu


risd Steam

RISD STEAM is a student-run organization at RISD founded in 2011 by Sarah Pease. The organization is part of a national movement to include Art & Design in STEM Education. Through their programs and events, RISD STEAM aims to inspire a generation of creative problem solvers. They strongly believe multidisciplinary working & learning will empower teams in an increasingly connected world.

Learn more at steamwith.us/RISDSTEAM


sozo artists

Sozo Artists, Inc. is an international live arts agency delivering fresh, accessible and unforgettable experiences that engage and enlighten audiences. “Sozo” (Japanese for imagine and create) develops and empowers groundbreaking, risk-taking artists and projects that are relevant in today’s dynamic, diverse world. By building artistic and cultural bridges through live arts, Sozo aims to catalyze the possibility of a trusting and understanding society into a reality.

Learn more at sozoartists.com