Hackathon 2019 took place over 36-hours in the iconic Studio Two, across November 9 and 10 and centred around the theme ‘The Power of Immersion’
In the same studio that witnessed some of the biggest milestones in audio recording, from the first ever stereo recording in 1935, to the pioneering quadrophonic recording of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of The Moon, over 80 hand-picked developers, designers, artists and music producers experimented with spatial computing, Facebook’s Spark AR platform, game engines, light hacking as well as spatial audio and the legendary gear of Abbey Road Studios to create new dimensions of artistic expression.
The Best Hack of the Year was from team Pocket Venue who won both the Spark AR first prize and the L-ISA prize, having broken all the rules by going against the mentors’ advice and combining three separate technologies to drive each other to create an interactive AR music player. Pocket Venue walked away with prizes comprising four Oculus Quests, a day of immersive mixing training and VIP tickets to a gig at EartH Hackney.
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