HORIZONS

Georgia Tech

Instructional Center, Mason Building

March 12th-13th

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About

There's a new event on the Horizon πŸŒ… πŸ‘€!

HexLabs is thrilled to welcome you to 🎨Horizons: a 24-hour arts + tech make-a-thon! This event is open to anyone who wants to create for the sake of creating- regardless of major, skillset, or experience. Whether you're an art aficionado, a low-key music mixer 🎢, code wizard, crocheting connoisseur, an engineer at heart 🎠, or a passionate storyteller 🎬, your intrinsic connection to creativity is what makes Horizons THE event for you!

🌿 From March 12-13th, explore your unique skills and ideas at Georgia Tech 🌱 ✨.

During this weekend, participants will brainstorm, design, and create projects of their interests that integrate arts and technology while attending fun workshops and mini-events. At the end of the event, there will also be a display of all the projects where judges will vote for specific categories and award prizes to winning teams. πŸ‘€

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Registration

Registration is FREE and is open NOW. It closes March 4th.

Register Now!

The schedule can be found here!

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Frequently Asked Questions

So I've heard of a hackathon, but what's a make-a-thon?

A make-a-thon is a creativity-driven event where teams make their ideas into reality with resources, materials, and support from HexLabs!

Can I attend?

Anyone who is a Georgia Tech student, or is 18 and above at any Georgia university can attend! With beginner-friendly workshops, fun and relaxing mini-events and great vibes, students from any background can come and enjoy!

When and where can I go to check in for Horizons?

You can find the check-in desks at the Instructional Center, which is located at 759 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. Check-in begins at 10 AM on Saturday, March 12th, 2022. We hope to see you there!

Can I attend the event virtually?

Horizons will be a completely in-person event this year! All of our workshops, judging, mini-events, etc. will happen in-person.

How much will this cost?

Horizons is completely free! We will provide the food, swag, and resources you need so you can focus on your most awesome creation.

Where can I register?

Registration is open here and will close for participants on Friday, March 4th, 2022 at 11:59pm

What should I bring?

We request that you bring yourself :relaxed:, your laptop, and your student ID! If you are not a Georgia Tech student you will also need to bring a government ID and student ID. Feel free to bring anything else (art supplies, tools, etc...) that you think would be helpful.

Where is Horizons?

We'll be waiting for you at the Instructional Center, aka,759 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.

Will there be any makerspaces open during the event?

We are currently in discussions of partnering with The Hive and the Invention Studio to offer spaces, tools, and mentorship during the event...

How long is the event?

Two days! Day 1 (Saturday March 12) will start at (TBD) and finish at (TBD); Day 2 (Sunday, March 13) will start at (TBD) and finish at (TBD).

What resources will be there?

We'll be providing lots of arts supplies, hardware, and other cool supplies. A full list of available supplies and services is coming soon. Feel free to tell us what you want to see at the event in your application.

What size can teams be?

The team can be up to 4 people in size! Let your friends know to register ASAP.

My friends are out of town! How do I find a team?

We will have a mixer at the start of the event to help you find a team, but if you prefer going solo, we’re here by your side too!

Any other questions?

Email us at [email protected] πŸ’œ.

Express Yourself

Horizons is a celebration of the incredible intersection between art and technology. It is a platform for people to express themselves through art while using technology or engineering to augment its impact.

Moreso, art and technology come together asΒ avenues for people to share their ideas. To share their findings. To share their feelings. To express themselves.

At Horizons, we challenge you to do just that!

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β€œThe art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art.”

- John Lasseter

We can't wait to see you expand your horizons πŸŒ„πŸ˜‰!

With πŸ’œ from the HexLabs team