The “Human+. The Future of Our Species” exhibition (Feb.-July 2018, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome) was the inspiration for the “Mix User Experience - MUX” Competition launched by the Fondazione Mondo Digitale and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni Museum.


The contest is open to all students, as well as professionals, creatives, makers and designers. The objective is to make the exhibition focus accessible to the audience at large through the development of creative projects (applications, videos, installations, etc.) that will help visitor interact with the showcase works or suggest new applications to attract new audiences to cultural events.


The challenge for experts is to augment the “user experience” of works through technological solutions that will allow viewers to interact with the works. Other fields of experimentation are also possible to increase the involvement of prosumers by developing different applications of the creative and technological solutions employed by the artists.



You may participate in the contest either individually or in teams.

The contest is open to three categories.
1 Primary school students
2 Secondary school students
3 Individual professionals or groups (makers, artists, programmers, designers, etc.)



To participate in the contest, please send a short description of your project (max. 1000 characters excluding spaces), a multimedia presentation, a brief video or a rendering to the e-mail address specified below.

Please clearly present the person or work group, the project objective, its feasibility, innovative characters and the technology employed.

All applications must be received by April 1, 2018 at, indicating "Contest MUX" in the subject line.


1 Innovative character and use of technology
2 Accessibility (ability to address a wide and diverse audience and to simply convey difficult messages and content.
3 Feasibility of the project/work (production/installation development time and costs)

The ideas selected on the basis of the aforementioned criteria will be presented at RomeCup 2018, the international event dedicated to educational robotics (Rome, University Campus Bio-Medico, April 16-18, 2018). This year’s edition will focus on artificial intelligence and the progress of technology for services.


The ideas will be presented through an elevator pitch and evaluated by a jury of experts and the Italian artists exhibiting works at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni.


The jury will select three finalist projects, one in each category: primary school, secondary school and individuals or teams. The three finalists will have one month to finalise their proposal and develop the digital content that will be showcased at the Media Art Festival at the prestigious MAXXI – National Museum of 21st Century Arts (May 17-19, 2018).


Participants will be responsible for the costs related to producing and showcasing the work. The Fondazione Mondo Digitale will provide finalists with free access to all the technological environments at the Phyrtual Innovation Gym: Fab Lab, Immersive Lab, IoT Lab, etc.


A jury of experts will evaluate the final proposals and proclaim the winner during the closing ceremony of the Media Art Festival 2018.



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