The year we're trying something new and launching a new virtual event: Reality Fest!
Reality Fest celebrates the past and the future of our community in a more creative and artistic-focused event happening in October 2021. All past participants of our Hack as well as anyone that applied to be a part of our next Hack event will be invited.
There will be several events in the Fest including a reunion and a world building component!
More details to come...
Reality Hack is an annual community-run XR hackathon comprising thought leaders, brand mentors and creators, participants, students, and technology lovers, who come together and attend tech workshops, talks, discussions, fireside chats, collaborations, hacking, and more.Participants of various backgrounds and all skill levels attend from all over the world.
It is typically held at MIT co-hosted by a team of community volunteers (alumni, friends, and others) with the Reality Hack Organization 501-c3 and a student org VR/AR@MIT. We all share a common goal: to educate, empower and enable people to be part of the XR industry.
Last year, 75 teams created incredible projects including climate change visualizations in VR, AR storyboarding tools, spatialized hashtags, VR accessibility toolkits, VR games and more! To see more, check out the 2020 page to read more and see the projects.
This year, things will be different as we host a smaller, hybrid virtual and in-person event.
At Reality Hack, we strive to provide opportunities to:
Learn: Presentations and tech workshops prepare participants with the fundamentals for creating any immersive experience, not to mention the organic discussions, fireside chats and more!
Connect: Reality Hack participants are artists, creatives, domain experts, storytellers, designers, students and experts. The hackathon facilitates the chance to collaborate with people from various cultures and skill levels, with the aim to expand networks of friends and colleagues who are passionate about creativity and technology.
Create: This is where dream projects are made! Participants practice creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, time management, and problem solving while boosting skill sets! Many Hack projects have also turned into start-ups.
The culture we aim to shape at Reality Hack is one of inclusion, a culture that includes accessibility and diversity for both the participants and the experiences created at this event.