Hack events

Culture Hack has grown into a digital development programme – no longer simply about one-off hacks, each Culture Hack programme now lasts for between 6 to 12 months.  Here are some examples of previous hack days.

Past hack days

Culture Hack Scotland 2013

12th July 2013, Whisky Bond, Glasgow

Culture Hack Scotland is a fast-paced and highly creative event that challenges everyone who attends to make innovative new culture-related projects in 48 hours. Attendees are typically designers, web developers, artists, producers. Data and content is sourced from several arts organisations from across Scotland is used as the basis and inspiration of what gets made.

Culture Hack East 2013

26th February 2013, ARU, Cambridge

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. Attendees More than 30, including Hoipolloi, The […]

Culture Hack: Inventive City 2012

12th December 2012, Google Campus, London

What was it? In December 2012, Caper teamed up with A New Direction to host a day-long  Culture Hack for heritage collections at the newly opened Google Campus. Professionals from museums and archives were introduced to creative technologists to explore the ways in which technology could open up London’s cultural opportunities for the city’s young people. Ideas were pitched to a select […]

Culture Hack East 2012

16th June 2012, ARU, Cambridge

What was it? This hack was organised in collaboration with Creative Front, and took place on 16-17 June 2012 at Anglia Ruskin University’s Cambridge Campus. Participants were challenged to make innovative new culture-related products in just 36 hours. Proceedings The day kicked off with arts organisations introducing their data before the teams got to work. […]

Culture Hack Scotland 2012

28th April 2012, Glasgow, Scotland

What was it? This 24-hour event took place at the SocietyM co-working space in Glasgow in April 2012. 33 hacks were submitted, ranging from audience-focussed tools and services to innovative mobile applications, engaging games and stunning visualisations.The event brought the Scottish cultural sector together with the local developer talent, and participating arts organisations have actively […]

Culture Hack Atlanta 2011

19th November 2011, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

What was it? The first US Culture Hack took place as part of THATCamp and the Museum Computer Network (MCN) on the 19th of November 2011. The event was focussed on doing and making rather than listening to talks, and featured cultural data hacking for technologists, ‘ideas hacking’ and paper prototyping for everyone, and debate […]

Culture Hack North 2011

12th November 2011, Old Broadcasting House, Leeds

What was it? Culture Hack North: Leeds took place on the 12th and 13th of November 2011 at the Old Broadcasting House in Leeds, as part of the Leeds Digital Festival. It was a satellite event, bringing together local developer talent and the creative and cultural industries in Yorkshire and the surrounding region. Proceedings The […]

Culture Hack Scotland 2011

6th May 2011, Edinburgh, Scotland

What was it? This 36-hour event took place in Edinburgh on the 6th and 7th of May 2011. Organised in collaboration with Ambition Scotland and Festival Labs, the event opened up a number of new datasets for participants. The most popular ones used at the weekend were the Edinburgh Year-Round footfall data (from Edinburgh City Council) and the […]

Culture Hack London 2011

15th January 2011, London

What was it? The original Culture Hack took place on the 15th and 16th of January 2011 and was the first large scale hack event using data from the arts, facilitating fast prototyping and project development for national and regional cultural organisations including theatres, museums and galleries. Proceedings Hosted by Simon Hopkins, metadata champion, Creative […]