Sign up for the Reality of Global Climate Change Mixed Reality Hackathon

December 13, 2018

On Friday, February 8, 2019, the studios of Yale’s Center for Collaborative Arts and Media will be a hub of activity as Yale students, faculty and students gather to discover creative ways of communicating themes of global climate change.  Working with technical and subject matter experts, they team up to leverage virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) software and hardware tools to build their experiences. Teams will break late Friday and return the next morning, working through Saturday to have their experience ready for judging by day’s end.  
 
No prior experience with AR/VR technologies is required. There will be a quickstart bootcamp on Friday afternoon and the technical mentors will be available through the event to assist the teams. All that is needed is a willingness to dive into something new and work with a team to create a compelling experience.  
 
Work in teams with virtual reality, augmented reality, motion capture, and other mixed reality tools to build experiences, enhance understanding, and tell stories related to global climate change. All equipment, software, and access to datasets and other raw materials will be provided. Accept one of the challenge questions, hack away at the problem set Friday evening and Saturday, and then demo your solution for judging.  
 
Participation is open to Yale students, faculty, and staff.  Sign up NOW with your email address to get on the list for advance news and early registration.  Space is limited – submit your email for early registration
 
Learn about last year’s event here.
 
When: The weekend of February 8 - 9, 2019
Where: Yale Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (149 York Street)
Who: Members of the Yale community