Hacking Culture Bootcamp

If you enjoyed the last “Hacking Heritage” event and are now looking for the next hackathon experience, take a look at the Hacking Culture Bootcamp. Kelly Mostert from the Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid just informed us about the event – and it looks super interesting:

Are you a true storyteller, a lover of culture and interested in innovative multi-media platforms? Join the Hacking Culture Bootcamp to create new multi-screen experiences and win an intensive business workshop in London, hosted by the British cultural entrepreneurs behind Remix!

Culture heritage = engaging stories
Bring history lessons alive, make games for the museum, or play with art in a public space. Anything multi-screen is possible! We are offering you the chance to develop your innovative ideas, together with a team of strong thinkers and expert makers.

A new playground for content developers
Play and experiment with thousands of items from Europe’s most compelling digital collections, also known as Europeana. You will have access to the entire Waag Society’s Fablab. Do you want to create a prototype? No problem. You can make use of all the machines, from 3D printers to laser cutters. The Hacking Culture Bootcamp is part of the Europeana Space project.

Participation is free of charge. We only ask that you write a short motivation. The participants of the Bootcamp will be selected before the 1st of March. More background information, preparation & skills and registration can be found here.

Friday, 2015, May 8 – 4:00pm to Sunday, 2015, May 10 – 4:00pm

Waag Society, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam

Ideas and planned projects

You have an idea for a hackathon project which you would like to share here? We would be happy to hear about it! Please feel free to post it as a comment under this post. It would be great for all participants to see whether some of you have a project in mind already. We can also invite you as author to the blog, if you would like to write a post about your project. Please get in touch with Annika in that case.

Cultural Hackathon Maastricht – Schedule and Update

The hackathon at Continium Discovery Experience in Maastricht is coming up. Great if you already registered for the event! If you haven’t done so yet, you can still register here.

The hackathon will start on Saturday morning, February 7 at 11h. The building at Boschstraat 30a will be open for us until 21h. On Sunday, February 8, we will start at 11h again and the event closes with a borrel around 16h. We can stay in the building until 17:30h that day. We organised drinks and lunch for both days as well as dinner for Saturday.

As inspiration, at the start of the event, Patrick Paumen (ackspace Heerlen), Fabian de Kloe (M2015), and Egid van Houtem (Social Beta) will show hacking/art projects which they created. For those of you who are not familiar with hackathons yet, we will offer a short workshop that helps you getting started. Feel free to join the workshop or start working on your project directly.

Regarding practicalities: the map below provides an overview of the venue and shows parking options. Unfortunately, you will have to walk a bit in order to avoid paying for parking space. The Sphinx parking is close by, but you would have to pay (12€ per day). We are currently trying to figure out if there is anything else we could suggest/offer to make this easier for your. If you come by train: the station is in walking distance (10 minutes).

We have 18 registrations so far and we would like to give everybody an overview who registered: hackerspace members, Arts and Heritage and Media Culture students, artists, (game/industrial) designers, and students from the iArts academy. There are 6 spaces available still. Please spread the word! Moreover, we created a blog post regarding planned projects. If you have an idea for a project already, it would be great if you would share it here.

Coming Up: Science Hack Day Eindhoven

The Science Hack Day in Eindhoven is coming up soon. If you are interested in participating in this event, you can still sign up via eventbrite. The hackathon takes place at the Gaslab in Eindhoven from 30-31 August 2014. Tickets are free and the event language will be English.

If you cannot join the hackathon: we will make sure not to miss this exciting event and will blog about our visit there.

Not sure what to expect of a Science Hack Day? Take a look at this video from last year’s event in San Francisco:

The Science Hack Day Eindhoven is organised by the MAD emergent art center: a “Laboratory, platform and provider on the intersection of art, science and technology delivering open innovation for social creativity”.