Berklee Music Therapy Hack at Hack/reduce in Kendall Square
Berklee College of Music is pioneering a completely new realm of musical therapy this weekend by hosting a first-ever music therapy hackathon. Participants from all over Boston will be working in teams to develop tools for real-world medical conditions in a span of just 24 hours.
The all-nighter event will be co-hosted by hack/reduce, a Boston big data technology incubator, and will be held at their space in Kendall Square. The hacking spree is free and open to all for registration.
Participants of all ages and occupations — including engineers, programmers, designers and musical therapists — will be presented with real-life issues by music therapy students at the world’s No. 1 music school that they must solve in just under 24 hours. The goal is to have each participating team develop a prototype of a tool using technologies available at hack/reduce’s work space. The teams will have mentors in the form of Berklee students and professors to assist them in the process.