Creative Front was proud to produce Culture Hack East on 16th -17th June which took place at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. It was run with national partners, Caper and funded by Arts Council England.
The event started with introductions from 18 arts organisations’ who offered description of their work and data sets. 25 developers introduced themselves and as we started to announce datasets from data from the cultural sector in Cambridgeshire and the East of England – Culture Hack East.
Harry Harrold from Neontribe lead the Paperprotyping and Make & Do sessions.
The talks track kicked off at 2.00 pm with 8 speakers from a variety of arts, culture and technology backgrounds.
Dr Robert Mullins, co-founder and trustee of Raspberry Pi, gave short talk on Raspberry Pi, its functions and capabilities.
Chris Styles Principle Applications Engineer, ARM and founder of mbed, brought along some mbed microcontrollers for designers and developers to play with.
Dr Rob Toulson, Research Fellow at the Anglia Ruskin Univeristy, discussed the relationship between Academia and Industry Cross-Disciplinary Research in the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute.
To listen again to all the talks please click here.
More Monsters Founder Stef Lewandowski working many hacks YeBay, Tales you Win, Ulyssize.
Michael Dales, Tim Duckett, Doris Bremm brainstorming before starting work on the app Sculptour, designed for the user to fill an art book by visiting sculptures to collect them in a virtual sticker book.
Diogo Neves and Gary Aston creating a game caled Firstsite-Goldrush – a treasure hunt for families to interact and uncover areas of the stunning Firstsite building
Leigh Garland and his team worked on BBC Proms performer information to visualise what they played and when. This data was then used to create a sonification.
Gareth Wild and his team Venue Data worked on a web platform to search and visualize venues for cultural events, along with demographic data for each location.
On Saturday night, Centre for Computer History organised a retro games evening for all.
All attendees were treated to a performance Of Sleeping Birds brought to us by Duncan Speakman from Circumstance, Glistening and delicate strands of music as a mobile symphony crossed the outdoor courtyard to the delight of all attendees.
Photo credits: Alex Oliver
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