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The Stupid Sh*t No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon is coming back and it looks sublimely useless

[Editor's Commentary: Every now and then we come across something silly that we think is worth sharing. This is one of those times. Trivial? Silly? Sure, but I'd argue there's value in being free to just practice one's craft without it being tied to a utilitarian purpose. Whatever one's position, we're confident that no animals or developers were hurt in these efforts - Editor, Digital.NYC]

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The prestigious Stupid Shit No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathonis dumb as heck and it’s coming back.

Creators Amelia Winger-Bearskin and Sam Lavigne announced on Twitter last night that a new hackathon is scheduled for February, with more details forthcoming.

The Brooklyn technologist-heavy Stupid Shit No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon has produced some disruptive projects and illustrious alumni.

There’s Rearview Mirror, for instance, by Matt Romein and Sam Sadtler. Rearview Mirror allows a person to see what’s behind them in virtual reality by hooking up a camera to the back of an Oculus Rift. It’s a bit like the cameras new cars have in the back of them for parallel parking.

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