The MAGIC Center's First Annual ArTech Cre8-a-th0n

The 1st Annual MAGIC at RIT ArTech Cre8-a-th0n will be taking place on September 16th & 17th. It's open to both students, staff, and faculty!  The goal is to bring as many artists, programmers, and makers of all varieties to work on creative challenges that demonstrate the expressive power of technology when combined with art and design.


Arduinos, raspberry pis, Makey Makeys, wearables and other microcontrollers will be available, in addition to basic materials to work with (ex: cardboard, paper, markers). In order to work on projects with physical components, use of the Construct@RIT will be used for projects that require 3D printing, laser cutting, or use of larger tools.


Challenge categories for the Cre8-a-th0n include:


  • The Great Orange Note In The Sky – the work that most effectively includes a musical aspect. Could be digital or physical, or ideally both.
  • Orange Kool-Aid – the work that has demonstrable educational impact and is simultaneously most popular with kids under 12.
  • RITchie the Rebel – the work that most effectively challenges the status quo of RIT technology, culture or practice for productive reflection and change advocacy
  • Flo(u|we)r City Circuit – the work that most effectively uses geo-location technology to engage the audience in the expressive work of the artist, not the “real world”.
  • The Coffee Can of Ashtiok – the work that most effectively uses humor and/or sarcasm to deal with the most dismal subject.
  • Pinky and the Game – the work that most effectively uses AI and/or machine learning libraries to make the human feel as inadequate and inconsequential as possible.
  • The Gwen and the Gwar – the wearable project that captures our eye in an inescapable spectacle, interactive to the wearer, the crowd, and the Queen.
  • And more!


A full list of challenge categories can be found here:


Registration is free and can be found at:



Dan Schneiderman


Event Snapshot
When and Where
Saturday, September 16, 2017
8:30 AM-10:00 PM
Sunday, September 17, 2017
8:30 AM-4:00 PM

Open to the Public

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