Culture Hack East 2013

What was it?

In February 2013 we ran a Culture Hack East Ideas Lab at Anglia Ruskin University. The two day event brought together cultural organisations, technologists, designers and developers to experiment with rapid ideas generation and the opportunity to win some funding to develop those ideas further.


More than 30, including Hoipolloi, The Junction, Wysing Arts Centre, ADeC, CRASSH, Cambridgeshire County Council, Tribal Labs and Stride Design.


User journeys were created, paper prototypes developed and ideas pitched to the panel, which consisted of Georgia Ward (Arts Council), Zoe Svendsen (Metis Arts), Rachel Drury (Arts Policy Researcher in Residence, University of Cambridge), and Daniel Jones (Erase). The two projects below were then selected to receive development bursaries of £2,500 each to take their ideas beyond paper prototypes to the digital stage.


The event was run in partnership with Creative Front and CoDE at Anglia Ruskin University, with support from the Arts Council

Commissioned Prototypes

Art Buddies by SpecialmovesParrabbolaDanceDigital and firstsite

Wall of Cambridge Archaeology app by Dr Chris Wingfield (University of Cambridge’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) and Billy Gibson (Atlas Live)

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