19 DTKreAXE \\ 10 tech firms + remade guitars!

A collaborative challenge that reimagines old guitars as multimedia canvases.

pic234Tech companies have a lot in common with guitars. Both have an untold potential for ingenuity. They create leaders who can draw a crowd. DTKReAXE brings both worlds together. Teams from 10 Waterloo Region tech companies have accepted a mission: use their brain power to reinvent a humble, unusable acoustic guitar body. Think: overlaid tech-infused masterpieces, 3D-printed landscapes from other galaxies, or the acoustic guitar’s iconic shape reimagined as an alien creature.

Teams from these 10 local firms have stepped up to the challenge: Vidyard, NetSuite, Plasticity Labs, Lani, InkSmith, Bridgit, Communitech, InTheChat, Accelerator Centre & Sortable. Guitars have been donated to this creative collaborative project by Bob’s Guitar Service – unsalvageables from 2015’s 100 Guitars for 100 Kids campaign – and their inspiring remakes will be on display at KPL’s gorgeous central branch during the whole month of November. The DTKreAXE exhibit opening at #NightShift16’s main event on Saturday, Nov. 5th will feature live guitar-based performances in the main lounge and the chance for festival-goers to help communally redecorate a few more retired acoustic bodies.

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Kitchener Public Library (85 Queen St. N.)
Exhibit on display in November 2016 + opening party on Sat Nov 5th \\ 7pm to midnight
  Indoor
  Washrooms
  No touching!
  Interactive!
  Drink