Calling all members of Miami’s creative class: Bringing arts and technology together is a natural pairing, like wine and cheese. That’s why a hackathon for the arts makes so much sense.
The LAB Miami, the Wynwood co-working space that stands for Love Art Business, says Miami’s first hackathon for the arts will take place Sept 14-16. Hack The Bass will be a weekend-long event in partnership with the Bass Museum of Art and Knight Foundation to develop a mobile app for Bass’ Temporary Contemporary art project, where various public art will begin surfacing starting Nov. 2 in Miami Beach – in parks, on the sides of buildings, in stores, etc. "We are passionate about the interplay between the arts and technology and in many ways, they are one in the same," says Wifredo Fernandez, co-founder of LAB Miami.
At the conclusion of the hackathon, winners will receive an award, courtesy of Bass and the Knight Foundation, as well as co-working space in LAB Miami. The winners will also be honored at the debut of the art project, where the app will be used.
For LAB Miami, this will serve as a good test run for more arts-related hackathons that it would like to produce, collaborating with South Florida arts organizations.
Find out more about the free hackathon and register at hackthebass.eventbrite.com. Follow updates on Twitter -- @hackthebass