REMIX Museum Hack 2016

REMIX Museum Hack 2016 will be a first of its kind event in Western Australia, connecting our best technology innovators, coders and designers with primary school children.

Remix FlyerIn line with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) principles, hack teams will interpret children’s drawings developed in response to a Western Australian Museum object.

The competition will be open to all Western Australian primary schools, with a broad cross-section of metropolitan and regional schools encouraged to apply.

Hackers

REMIX is open to everyone, from graphic designers to entrepreneurs, artists and coders, web and application developers, dabblers and professionals.  Send us a short, informal video introducing yourself, telling us what your skills are and why you would like to be involved.

REMIX is about having fun while finding out about our heritage, regardless of your level of expertise.  From university students through to specialists, everyone involved will come away from the weekend with something new, whether it be an a concept, content or contacts!  Combining museum artefacts and digital technology, you and your team will have 48 hours to work on an interactive exhibit.  Please note that your output must be limited to iPad use.  You then have one week to refine your idea and present it to the judging the winning team will take home a cash prize to help turn their project into a reality.

Teachers

By participating in this project, your students will:

  • Develop their general capabilities, particularly in the area of critical and creative thinking
  • Develop their research and inquiry skills as they investigate a range of artefacts
  • Hone their communication skills as they justify their artefact selection
  • Expand their imagination as they contemplate a new museum for Western Australia
  • Enhance their literacy skills as they prepare an interpretative statement
  • Display their visual arts abilities in creatively interpreting objects
  • Contribute to the creation of a digital artwork for public display

This competition is open to all primary schools across Western Australia.

Prizes will be awarded to the best hack team and class.

More info at: http://museum.wa.gov.au/remix

 

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