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CETA Architecture Faculty Serves on Jury for 2017 MIT Hackathon


Posted 11/08/2017
Category: Accolades
Hackathon participants working on/testing their AR/VR projects.

Hackathon participants working on/testing their AR/VR projects.

Hackathon teams presenting their projects in front of the jury.

Hackathon teams presenting their projects in front of the jury.

On Friday, October 27, Architectural Assistant Professor Imdat As was one of the three jurors for the Hackaton at MIT’s Media lab on “Design Tools of the Future: Immersive & Interactive.” The event took place over the course of the weekend. Imdat served on a jury accompanied by, Andrzej Zarzyck from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Cristophe Soulier, Supercomputer Cloud Research Lab, Forum8.


The Hackathon fosters an interdisciplinary environment for proposing strong innovative solutions to the future. Participants worked in groups to develop conceptual designs and working prototypes. Each group had to identify a particular problem related to a design field and determine an immersive or interactive technology to explore. Through a series of tutorials provided by industry partners, participants explored tools and procedures to develop solutions with the technology they preferred—for more info on the MIT Hackathon.

Some of the design tools used during the event are the following:

  • Microsoft Hololens
  • Oculus Rift
  • Google Tango
  • Unity 3D
  • Autodesk Stingray
  • HTC Vive
  • Samsung Gear
  • Apple AR Kit
  • Qualcom Vuforia
  • Forum8 VR Design Studio
Hackathon participants working on/testing their AR/VR projects.

Hackathon participants working on/testing their AR/VR projects.

Hackathon teams presenting their projects in front of the jury.

Hackathon teams presenting their projects in front of the jury.