A 3-day Hackathon-dedicated for creatives, entrepreneurs, designers, directors and developers, who had the opportunity to experiment with Smart Audio/Video formats and come up with inspiring applications that create new TV experiences for the public or private domain, using Europeana content. This Hackathon was organized by the Europeana TV pilot of Europeana Space
Bring history lessons to life, make games for museums, or play with art in a public space. Anything multi-screen is possible! As long as it incorporates multiple devices and heritage material, it’s fair game.
During this Europeana Space Hacking Culture Bootcamp hackathonees could experiment with millions of items from heritage institutions all across Europe via Europeana, Europe’s online cultural hub. Through Europeana you can find open data, audio files, photos, paintings, 3D images, historical stories and archival footage. Participants had access to the entire Waag Society Fablab, making use of all the machines, from 3D printers to laser cutters. Waag Society facilitated design processes, provided equipment and technological support in collaboration with Proton Labs.
Anything multi-screen could qualify as long as it incorporates multiple devices and makes use of digitalized cultural heritage content. The focus was on the project’s potential applications rather than the content used. The jury looked at several aspects of each concept:
The objective of this full-day session will be to explore the business potential of the project ideas. At the workshop, these three finalists will have an additional chance to win three months of tailored business incubation from world-class industry leaders via Skype. Incubation participants will be asked to complete a series of mentored courses over an intensive three-month period. By the end of the Incubation period, the business plan for each project team will be ready either for pitching to investors, or for launching directly (as applicable).
16:00 to 20:00 Collective start of the bootcamp
20:00 to 22:00 Hacking Culture working debate: along with TV-experts and top-notch speakers you will explore new ways of storytelling.
See below for the programme.
10:00 to 18:00 Work session: get busy working on your prototype!
Concept development, business advise, realization, building prototype.
10:00 to 14:00 Work session: optimising your prototype & pitch preparation
16:00 to 18:00 Final pitches & Award Ceremony
18:00 to 19:30 Drinks & bites
As part of Hacking Culture Bootcamp, we also organized a debate where we talked with experts and the public about media strategies and the potential of cross-media, interactive concepts for broadcasters and museum sector. Which new technologies are available, and how can we come up with useful applications for them in these areas?
We started with practical examples by looking at new forms of storytelling and strategies to engage the public.
|Introducing the project (what, when, how, why – by Waag Society)
|Assembling the teams & teambuilding
|Practical information about technology and the toolkit & available content (by Sound & Vision and Noterik)
Director of Centre for Dance Research at Coventry University and Europeana Space project coordinator
Co-founder global REMIX Summits on Culture, Technology & Entrepreneurship
Wilko van Iperen
Head digital and innovation at NCRV & KRO (Dutch broadcaster)
Manager Information Systems, department Collection Information at the Rijksmuseum
Dick van Dijk
Creative Director at Waag Society, specialized in interactive concepts, strategizing design research & user involvement
Senior Marketing Manager at Europeana, the European digital library