Agriculture requires innovations to increase both quantity and quality in production, but also to increase efficiency in resource management. It is necessary to reduce environmental impact and production costs, in a context of climate change and market globalization. Innovative re-organisation of food supply chains aiming at reconnecting producers and consumers and re-localising agricultural and food production are needed.
This year Ars Electronica in collaboration with LCM organizes a foresight technology Hackathon training which addresses challenges of the Agri-food industry to be faced by the world, global trends in specific sectors of the Agro industry, prospects for their development. The pandemic has pinpointed how vulnerable the food systems are. How can we create resilient food systems that ensure a supply of safe, accessible, local food for the people of a community? How can we use technologies, model-based approaches or knowledge engines to increase local, sustainable and ecological food production & distribution?
- Developing prototypes
- Promote partnerships through networking
- Produce innovative products and tools to stimulate the use of open data and public resources to engage with new audiences
Get to know experts
Three Challenges = Three Teams = Three Research Groups
You can register for the Hackathon, for one of the three Research Groups, on the Ars Electronica Website. Please be aware that there are limited slots.
There will be six teams and each team will be composed of up to 5 members. The Hackathon will happen during the festival in the week of 08.-12.09.2021. The international teams will work individually on the creation of their prototype online. On the last day, each team will have 5 minutes to present their outcome. The final submission will be shown at our online Festival.
Challenge: Sharing knowledge for local and regional food production
Connect food producers and consumers in the same geographic region, to develop more self-reliant and resilient food networks; improve local economies; or to affect the health, environment, community, or society of a particular place.
Challenge: Reducing Food Waste
Reducing food waste saves money, reduces hunger and protects our environment. Additionally, it has been identified as the first personal action to reducing carbon emissions
Challenge: Reducing CO2 in Food Supply Chains
Bring Innovation and ecology closer to the Market
Who can participate?
This event is open to all specialist in the food industry, urbanist, data scientists, computer programmers, graphic, artists and interface designers, project managers and any other professionals. The participants have to be sure to have a good internet connection. Ars Electronica will assure the streaming of the different workshops with Swapcard. Each Team has to organize themselves according to their timezone suitable for hacking specially if they are international. The Final Results will be displayed at our online festival.
Why take part in the Hackathon?
- Chance to learn new tools for your projects and research done by leading professionals in that field
- Chance to connect with future partners, institutions and companies worldwide
- Solving challenges and being part of actual discussions and coming up with ideas.
- Have visibility and exposure of your work through our Festival with the presentation of the Hackathon Group Outcome
- Receive free access to our online festival and a certification at the end
About LCM and Knowledge Engines
The Linz Center of Mechatronics (LCM) is specialized in the integration of various technologies into one complete solution through the latest technologies from mechatronics, automation, digital product development, and artificial intelligence. The many years of experience and know-how lead at LCM to the successful development of new, networked, or autonomous systems.
One of LCM’s research areas is Knowledge Engines. Soon the digital knowledge economy will allow to have knowledge instantly available. Instead of looking for some expert to answer an individual question, this expert’s knowledge engine will answer it for you. Instead of looking for a professional to craft an individual design, the professional’s knowledge engine will show you a virtual prototype. The hackathon is part of LCM’s mechaton strand on piloting, testing and benchmarking technologies and concepts.
|WED Sept. 8, 2021||9 AM – 11:30 AM||duration: 150min||Welcome, Group introduction, Brainstorming|
|THU Sept. 9, 2021||8 AM – 9:30 AM||duration: 90min||LCM morning coffee-storm (Mentoring/ Group Follow up)|
|THU Sept. 9, 2021||9:30 AM – 11:30 AM||duration: 90min||Hands-on Tools Chiara Farinea (IT), Home Kitchen: Designing With Coffee Waste|
|FRI Sept. 10, 2021||8:00 AM – 9:30 AM||duration: 90min||LCM morning coffee-storm (Mentoring/ Group Follow up)|
|FRI Sept. 10, 2021||9:30 AM – 11:30 AM||duration: 120min||Hands-on Tools Mariano Sardón (AR), About the Art of Data|
|SAT Sept. 11, 2021||8:00 AM – 9:30 AM||duration: 90min||LCM morning coffee-storm (Mentoring/ Group Follow up)|
|SAT Sept. 11, 2021||9:30 AM – 11:30 AM||duration: 120min||Hands-on Tools Ana Nešić (SB), Regional Food Management|
|SUN Sept. 12, 2021||12:00 AM- 2:00 PM||duration: 120min||Final Presentations on Swapcard|
All times are CEST.
You can register for the Hackathon, for one of the three research groups, here:
REGISTER FOR HACKATHON NOW!
Or send an email with in Subject „LCM HACKATHON REGISTRATION“ to Mauricio.Suarez.Ramos@ars.electronica.art. Send a short motivation intention with your background, why you want to take part and your top group. You will receive a notification if you are selected for the Hackathon.
Her research focuses on environmental planning and design.Chiara Farinea is currently Head of European Projects at the Advanced Architecture Group Department at IAAC, her position includes being a coordinator and scientific personnel in several EU projects targeted at education, research, development and implementation and being faculty in IAAC educational programs. She has been contracted professor of Urban Planning at the Faculty of Architecture of Genoa during the academic year 2015-2016. Moreover, she is founding partner at Gr.IN Lab art group, exhibiting installations in 2015 at Venice Arsenale and Turin for the Italia-China Art Biennale.
by Argentinean Association of Art Critics.