Jam

FAQ

I’m not interested in joining any of the pre-set platforms or projects -- can I pitch my own?

Yes! Participants are welcome to be Project Leads, and to build a team around their project on the opening night of the jam (Friday).

Can I start a project in advance?

Participants are allowed to bring partially-built platforms or projects to the jam that are designed to be open to collaboration/input.

What qualifies as a “project”?

A project of any media/mixed media is eligible for the exhibition, so long as it:

  • 1. Involves a "technical" (for our purposes, digital, or even electronic) element
  • 2. Is designed to be open to multi-disciplinary collaboration by other teammates in the jam

Who will I be working with?

We are suggesting team sizes of 3-8, on average. Teams should include representation from both art and tech communities. We strongly encourage formation of teams with participants from a range of backgrounds and practices. If you are having trouble filling out a gap on your team, find a mentor -- they would be happy to help.

Can I register as a team?

Yes! Project leads are welcome to pre-select their team members -- ideally leaving room for at least one or two free agents at the jam.

How do I form or join a team?

Day 1 of the jam is designed as an open platform to facilitate spontaneous partnerships. We will have a strong representation of “free agents” who will be looking to connect with new people.

Team structure is * fluid * throughout the course of the jam. If at any point, you would like to leave your current team and join another, you are welcome to do so.

How will I know that I will have access to the equipment that I need?

Being as specific as possible about your tech and equipment needs on your application and registration forms will help us ensure we are amply supplied. That said: space and resources are limited -- we ask that participants * share * as much as possible, and find solutions that work with the resources available to them. Flexibility, resourcefulness, and fluidity are key to a successful jam. :)

If you want to ensure that you have access to a certain tech or tool for the duration of the jam, we ask that you bring it with you.