OPEN CALL: Art Jam /Hackathon 22 April 12.00

HTC Vive

OPEN CALL: Art Jam /Hackathon – Virtual Reality /Augmented Reality /Mixed Reality

A 24 hour collaboration* between indie artists /developers and students from top schools and universities in Stockholm /Sweden.

This is the first in a series of jams, where we unite digital creators from the fields of art, design, communication, coding, sound and music production, etc. The aim is to establish a collaborative network and scene, where we conduct artistic research and experiments within the fields VR /AR /MR, not directly aiming for traditional gaming or business development, but going beyond that!

The jams are organized by Joel Dittrich – Associate professor in audiovisual production, and Martin Söderblom – Teacher in game design and animation.

It´s all free of charge. The participators get access to Microsoft HoloLens, HTC Vive, Leap Motion, Structure sensor /3D scanner, and fast computers to run the headsets, etc.

Our creations are considered open source, under the MIT university agreement. The jams are part of The Educational VR /AR /MR Initiative, financially supported by MTG Technology and MTG Studios.

When? 22 April 2017, 12.00.

Where? Berghs School of Communication, Sveavägen 34, Stockholm, Sweden (T-Hötorget).

Why? To create VR /AR /MR experiences to exhibit at VR Art House, Färgfabriken in Stockholm, during VR Sci Fest, 12 – 14 May 2017.

How? In small collaborative cross disciplinary groups.

What to bring? You need a computer for asset production, with your favorite software** installed.

Additional things to bring, if you can? Computer with GTX 970 or better, headsets, headphones, Kinect, Leap Motion, etc.

Preparations? Do tutorials on the softwares and languages below, and figure out ideas.

Application format? Tell us about yourself, your skill set, background, reason to apply, and if you have any specific ideas.

Are you skilled enough? Yes you are. We´re looking for a diverse mix of skills, so feel free to apply and let us do our best to select a dynamic mix of creators.

Application deadline? 16 April 23.59. Send to:, subject ’Art Jam Application’.

Hope to hear from You!

/Joel Dittrich and Soderblom Martin

*More about the project:

**List of useful softwares: Unity 3D w/ PlayMaker and Mega-Fiers, C#, Unreal Engine; Blueprints, C++, Blender, Maya, Cinema 4D, 3ds Max, Photoshop w/ Quixel Suite, Skanect, Z Brush, Sculptris, MudBox, TouchDesigner, DAWs; Ableton Live, Logic, Steam Audio SDK, etc.