The initial idea was bring Art & Science together so they fused an abstract painting with molecules. Also, to have some relationship with technology and the internet the "H" on hacking was replaced by a "#". The idea was not bad but it could be great instead.
So, first thing, let's drop the "#acking", it wasn't working anyway. Our Science part became a organised array of dots and lines resembling a circuit board present in almost all "modern technology". The Art part was a vector-based drawing of a our galaxy. I also opt to have an icon the represent the brand without the need to write HACKING ARTS. A crossed soldering iron and a paint brush over a orange circle became the badge.
Hacking Arts 2015 was on September 26th and 27 at MIT Media Lab 6th floor. I worked closed to the co-directors of that year, Natalie Pitcher and William Kiendl beside a wonderful team of 30 students that helped bring to MIT over 40 panelists, 150 hackers and 550 attendees from all around the world.
I became the co-director of the event on the next year! Check out Hacking Arts 2016