Unlock the next step in visual culture. Bring together photos, videos and other kinds of imagery with hardware, interfaces, apps and services to create enticing new services.

During Hack The Visual you'll deep dive our visual world: by bringing together photos, videos and other kind of imagery with hardware, interfaces, apps and services we can unlock the next step in visual culture and gain new perspectives on our world. We do this by 'hacking', finding low-key methods to create, combine, manipulate and transfer data across platforms, services, software and hardware.

Submisions will be software applications, mobile apps, web services or hardware prototypes (as long as they are combined with a web service to provide connected functionality). 

Anyone with a passion for visuals, regardless of whether that stems from a technology or an art perspective is welcome. If you can create, design, program, or feel visuals, we encourage you to join our Hack The Visual.

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Eligibility

Who Can Participate?

1. The Event is open to registered participants of the Event who are at least 18.  Participants under the age of 18 should be registered and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

2. There is no purchase necessary to enter the Event but only Entries from registered, eligible participants can be considered by the jury

3. Imaging Mind and Services Valley employees, contractors and partners including their immediate family members, are not eligible to participate in this event

Who is it for?

HACKERS, DESIGNERS, DEVELOPERS – Tickets are for hackers who wish to participate and work on hack projects to present ONLY. If you are not working on a project please DO NOT register for a Hacker Ticket. Tickets are available on a limited basis (max. 120 people). Registration on Typeform does not guarantee access, as we carefully curate tickets for the event and sent out tickets separately. 

SPONSORS & API PARTNERS – There are many ways for companies to partner with the Hackathon and/or the ongoing Imaging Mind project around visual culture. To learn how you can provide support for our hackers, please contact sponsors@imagingmind.com

SPECTATORS – Tickets for everyone who does not participate as either hacker or sponsor will be for sale but you will have to buy one in advance. Alternatively, we'll see if we can Periscope, Meerkat and livestream the event through one or more channels!

Requirements

What teams will submit on Sunday (if all goes well):

  • A functioning software application (mobile/web), web service, hardware prototype (that is connected through a service).
  • Slidedeck max 5 slides about the thinking and process
  • 5 screenshots (HD resolution) of the product/service
  • On-stage demo as part of the submission that clearly showcases and demonstrates the appliation and user experience of the software application, prototype and/or service.

How to enter

Hack The Visual will be held at Idea London starting on June 26-28, 2015. Prior to the start time, you must be registered to participate in Hack The Visual online at http://www.hackthevisual.com Participants under the age of 18 should be registered and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Teams consist out of 3 - 5 people and can be formed either in advance or during the event.

We have three target groups for this event:

HACKERS, DESIGNERS, DEVELOPERS – Tickets are for hackers who wish to participate and work on hack projects to present ONLY. If you are not working on a project please DO NOT register for a Hacker Ticket. Tickets are available on a limited basis (max. 120 people). Registration on Typeform does not guarantee access, as we carefully curate tickets for the event. 

SPONSORS & API PARTNERS – There are many ways for companies to partner with the Hackathon. To learn how you can provide support for the developer community, please contact sponsors@imagingmind.com

SPECTATORS – Tickets for everyone who does not participate as either hacker or sponsor will be for sale but you will have to buy one in advance.

Judges

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Alberto Spinelli
Canon Europe Ltd.

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Katrina Sluis
The Photographers Gallery London

Floris van Eck

Floris van Eck
Imaging Mind

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Nicholas Babaian
Lifecake

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Federico Rampazzo
Zen Technologies

Hercules Fisherman

Hercules Fisherman
Creative Artist

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity – the WOW factor
    Is it an amazing, original and innovative idea?
  • Positive Impact
    The scale of the potential positive impact on the lives of people. "Enriching lives through imaging" is what this criteria is all about.
  • User Interface & Design
    Does the Entry have an user interface & experience that is gorgeous, easy to use and fast?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the Entry technically interesting or difficult? Were there real technical challenges to surmount?