The Hacks – Culture Hack East 2012

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Produced by: Creative Front Cambridgeshire 

Hosted by: Anglia Ruskin University 

Event managed by: Clare Denham 

Partners: Caper, Neon Tribe

 

 

 

Name of hack:                       Harlow Art Trail

The developers name:        Billy Gibson – @BillyGibsonCL

The data they used:             Harlow Arts Trust

Short description …             Mobile App to discover sculptures in Harlow, view their location on a map and follow art trails around the town.

Harlow Art Trail 

Name of hack:                       Sculptour

The developers name:        Michael Dales – @mdales, Tim Duckett – @timd, Doris Bremm – @drbremm

The data they used:             Harlow Arts Trust

Short description …             Fill your art book by visiting sculptures to unlock them in your virtual sticker book. Add your own photos. Share collection via Facebook/Twitter

Sculptour 

Name of hack:                       The Proms audio visualisation hack like thing

The developers name:         Alistair MacDonald – @alistair, Leigh Garland – @toychickenFOLLOWS, Andrew Downs – @andrewd23wk, and a supporting cast of others

The data they used:              BBC Proms Data

Short description …              We are taking the proms performer information to visualise what they have played and when. We then take that visualisation and convert it in to audio.

BBC Proms Audiofication 

 

Name of hack:                        Venue Data

The developers name:          Richard Hall, Mark Cheverton – @ennui2342, Gareth Wild – @Gareth_Wild, Irene Melo – @IreneMelo, Jon Anderson, Mark Thurman,  Jane Wilson, Mark Roberts – @markalroberts

The data they used:              Cambridgeshire County Council Cultural Insight data, ADeC Cambs-Culture-Asset-mapping data

Short description …              Web platform to search and visualise venues for cultural events, along with demographic data for each location.  Strategy to improve the “linkability” of venue datasets to increase data value for strategic planning of arts and culture. 

Venue Data 

 

Name of hack:                      Tales you Win

The developers name:        @discoverbrevity @drbremm Eric Broadhurst  , Marion and Jeremy Harris

The data they used:             Unique Data

Short description …             A lightweight platform to enable artists to create linear narrative site-specific tales, and for audiences to experiences the tales

Tales you Win 

 

Name of hack:                       Wysing Retreat Visualisation

The developers name:        Alasdair North – @alasdairnorth

The data they used:             Wysing Arts Centre Escalator retreat data

Short description …             A visualisation of what artists do after they’ve been on Escalator retreats. Includes thumbnails of images of their work and linking together artists who’ve collaborated with each other.

Wysing Retreat Visualisation 

 

Name of hack:                       Firstsite-Goldrush

The developers name:        Gary Aston – @madebysplendid, Diogo Neves – @DiogoSnows

The data they used:             Firstsite images

Short description …             Treasure hunt game for families

Firstsite-Goldrush

 

Name of hack:                       YeBay

The developers name:        Stef Lewandowski – @stef

The data they used:             RSC Banquo API

Short description …             Itemes of importe of which ye may purchase to thine heart’s content. Put together in the final half an hour of the event!

Ye Bay 

 

Name of hack:                       Ulyssize

The developers name:        Rachel Coldicutt – @rachelcoldicutt, Stef Lewandowski – @stef

The data they used:             Project Gutenberg

Short description … A stream of (artificial) consciousness with apologies to James Joyce. Generates pages of text that are remarkably similar to what you might find in Ulysses. Done to coincide with #bloomsday and the fact that Joyce’s work has just entered the public domain.

Ulyssize 

 

Name of hack:                      JunctionKids

The developers name:        Harry Harrold @harryharrold, harry@neontribe.co.uk

The data they used:             The Junction audience data

Short description …             An Open Heat Map produced from the postcodes of those who’ve bought tickets of Kid’s Theatre events at Colchester Arts Centre

 

Junction Ticket Sales_Family

 

Name of hack:                       LRB-network

The developers name:        Harry Harrold @harryharrold, harry@neontribe.co.uk, Helen Helen Jeffery @imhelenj

The data they used:             London Review of Books free article data

Short description …             Just a quick thing – this is what happens when you feed Google Fusion Tables a list of names and associated metadata and press “Experiment”. Really, needs some thought into the data you feed it…

 

Name of hack:                       Normal For Festivals

The developers name:        Marion Catlin – @marionofnorwich

The data they used:             Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Short description …             A stopframe animation of some thinking-in-paper about a way of presenting festival data

 

Name of hack:                       SCVA events

The developers name:        @charleyramm

The data they used:             Sainsbury Centre

Short description …             Some lovely learning about using JSON and templating to re-present event data

 

Name of hack:                      Festival Pick List

The developers name:        Sutton Sam – @superdeluxesam, Marion Catlin – @marionofnorwich

The data they used:             Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Short description …             Helps you to define a bespoke itinerary of festival events by selecting dates you are available, what you would like to see. It shows you what’s on, dates, timesThe app works out which performances you should attend, how much it will cost. When you are happy with that you can book and then add to your outlook or google calendar

 

Name of hack:                      ColchesterKids

The developers name:        Harry Harrold @harryharrold, harry@neontribe.co.uk; Stafford Glover, @ColchesterArts, Staff@colchesterartscentre.com

The data they used:             Colchester Arts Centre audience data

Short description …             Three Open Heat Maps produced from the postcodes of those who’ve bought tickets of Comedy, Theatre, and Kid’s Theatre events at Colchester Arts Centre

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