MIT / Earth Hack 2018

“It was invigorating to see so many people from so many different backgrounds and fields come together to work on a common issue”. 

– Earth Hack 2018 participant

Goal: 

Students design creative climate solutions through science and art.

Location:

Boston, Massachutes

Key Highlights:

  • Used themes from the film as inspiration in brainstorming around data and A.I. to find solutions to combat the challenges of climate change.
  • Implemented ideas hatched at the event to launch Earth DNA, a new organization that aims to use technology solutions to protect the planet.

Over 50 students and professionals from MIT, Harvard, Northeastern, Tufts/SMFA, Columbia, RISD, and Georgetown gathered at MIT to participate in Earth Hack 2018. The event kicked off with a screening of Chasing Coral to showcase how art and science could make the issue of our changing climate more visceral.  During the hackathon, teams discussed how to use A.I. and big data to help communicate the challenges posed by climate change and aid local conservation efforts. The innovative ideas hatched at the event will inform the new organization Earth DNA, which employs art, design, advanced technologies, and communications to protect our planet.

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