In partnership with
Google – MI7 – Cycling’74 – SONICWIRE
About Tokyo BLOCKS Hackathon
Over two days, team up with designers, developers or artists to invent interactive experiences. Everyone is invited to join the hackathon: from students to experienced developers, designers , artists and musicians. It is the perfect place to build and test ideas. You can either bring an ongoing project or start one from scratch, use the technologies available and join a project!
The hackathon takes place at the fantastic Google’s office at Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. We will offer great prizes to the best teams. You will also get to meet artists and engineers that will guide you and give you feedback on your projects.
What is BLOCKS?
BLOCKS is an ensemble of hardware tools that connect together to allow to customise your musical creations. BLOCKS works as a usual MIDI controller, but can also be customised. BLOCKS is used by artists all over the world to perform and compose.
How does it work?
Here are two examples of projects built during a hackathon at ROLI:
To join a team, you can be a musician or music producer, an artist working with interactive technologies, a software or web developer, a designer, a product manager, or someone curious to learn new things and willing to work as part of a team. Please bring your personal computer with you!
Saturday 7th October 2017
10:30am: BLOCKS API presentations
11:30am: Artists / sponsors presentation
Afternoon: participants team up in groups of 3-4 and start hacking
6pm: Curfew, participants can continue at home
Sunday 8th October 2017
11am: Hackathon resumes
2pm: Hack presentations (2 min per hack)
All code released on GitHub as open source
4pm: prize for the best hacks
Drinks and networking
1 Seaboard Block and 1 Lightpad Block for each member of the winning team
1 Developer Kit for each member More prizes to be announced soon!
Playwright, stage acoustician, robotic engineer
Music producer, EnterTech evangelist