6
Dec
7
Dec

Quantum Art Hackathon

How can we interact with the quantum world? What inspiring perspectives can quantum phenomena give us on our reality? 

Along a series of co-creation workshops, we explore the impact of quantum computing on our society. Join us during this second workshop as we explore the potential of quantum and art. During a two-day hackathon students, artists, scientists, philosophers and tech-minded citizens will work together to develop artistic concepts and prototypes using the promising power and beautiful quirkiness of quantum computers.

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Within interdisciplinary co-creation teams we will venture beyond the usual and explore the unknown. By visualising and prototyping new artistic applications of the quantum computer we gain fascinating insights on how to bring quantum technology closer to the general public, as well as inspire scientific developments on quantum technology.

 

Programme

Tuesday 6 December 2022 (10:00 - 16:00 hrs.)

10:00 - 12:30 hrs. - Learn and experience the 5 basic principles of quantum computing, explained by quantum physicist and philosopher Skander Jaïbi (Uncloud / Hogeschool van Amsterdam) and physicist and education expert Henk Buisman (Leiden University). Get inspired by listening to Quantum Music, pianist and composer Andrija Pavlović (LP Duo) presents his artistic process on translating quantum concepts into sound and music. 

12:30 - 13:30 hrs. - Lunch & walk

13:30 - 16:00 hrs. - Design an artistic quantum concept inspired by the rules and possibilities of quantum technology. Together with the other participants, guided by different creative ideation techniques and rapid prototyping, you will envision new ways of interacting with quantum technology.

Wednesday 7 December 2022 (10:00 - 16:00 hrs.)

10:00 - 12:30 hrs. - Masterclass ‘How to prototype quantum technology?’ (for example with an actual quantum computer in the cloud!), by researcher Caiseal Beardow (TU Delft), exploring Quantum Human-Computer Interaction and developing new mental models of quantum computing to improve accessibility.

12:30 - 13:30 hrs. - Lunch & walk

13:30 - 16:00 hrs. - Build a working prototype of your quantum art concept, and test it with the general public. We will conclude the hackathon with a demonstration of the developed quantum art prototypes and celebrate the power of art & science with drinks and bites.

Within interdisciplinary co-creation teams we will venture beyond the usual and explore the unknown. By visualising and prototyping new artistic applications of the quantum computer we gain fascinating insights on how to bring quantum technology closer to the general public and inspire scientific developments on quantum technology.

Good to know

  • No prior quantum knowledge needed to participate, bring your curiosity and enthusiasm! Students, artists, scientists, philosophers, tech-minded citizens. Everyone's perspective is valuable in this co-creation design process.
  • Participation is free, lunch included.

This hackathon is made possible by the Quantum Inspire project in co-operation with QuTech, funded by the NWO.

When

6
Dec
7
Dec

Cost

Free

Location

Waag
Nieuwmarkt 4
1012CR Amsterdam

Due to her protected monumental state the Waag building does not have elevators. The FabLab and Maker's Guild are on the first floor. The TextileLab and Theatrum Anatomicum are on the second floor which can be reached through a steep staircase. A gender neutral toilet is present on the first floor.

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