SUMMER HACKATHON IN KOREA. MEDIALABBERS LAURA MESKANEN-KUNDU AND MAYA PILLAI SUCCESFULLY TO SEOUL FINAL, OCTOBER 2017
Art Center Nabi http://www.nabi.or.kr/english/main/main.nab contacted us last spring and asked our students to participate the event. Also media labs from MIT and Amsterdam got invitations. They have heard about our students’ great exhibition show in Seoul from last year.
The organizers wrote:
‘The Global Hackathon of Neotopia in conjunction with an exhibition and conference will be the fruitful collaboration and understanding among scientists, engineers, designers, artists, architects. It will engage with our current issues towards a more humane society such as community empowerment, sense of belonging, civic technology, big data, digital democracy, sociopolitical minorities, sustainability, and communication.’
Laura’s and Maya’s developing concept is to make something that would help and encourage young girls to dive into the world of programming & engineering.
Congrats Laura and Maya!
EDIT 15.11.2017 So, how was it?
“The event was super fun. Lots of support for the hackathon and we even had a final exhibition and opening which we realised later was part of a much larger Neotopia event that they were having (conferences + hackathon + exhibition). The exhibition was across 4 venues.
A little bit about the project we did:
The Wage Watch calculates how many hours of work women should actually be doing in the workplace. Based on the country you work in, the wage watch will set out an alarm to let you know when you should leave work. So if you get paid 36.6% less, you really shouldn’t be working 100% of the time. The Wage Watch is a satirical product that aims to shine light on the issue of gender pay gap. The project includes a custom watch that we designed and created + an accompanying iOS app.”