E-Space Dance Pilot Hackathon

Hacking the [Dancing] Body

On the 20-21 November 2015 dancers, hackers, software developers, scientists and inter-media artists gathered together in Prague for a two day long hackathon (i.e. hacking marathon).

The Europeana Space project organised an exciting event about the use and re-use of cultural digital content, in particular dance. Participants formed teams and during two days of focused and intensive collaboration, with assistance from the hackathon ambassadors (experts in programming, BCI technologies, motion-tracking, and cultural heritage), explored new creative ideas, design and develop prototypes.

The Prague Dance Hackathon focused on the re-use of cultural heritage materials in live performance, cross-media storytelling, motion tracking and transformation of data, brain/computer interfaces in performance. We encouraged participants to combine different aspects of these elements to create something truly new and unique that will shake up the market!

We were seeking creative and driven participants with a passion for dance, technology and digital cultural heritage that want to take their creative ideas and prototypes to the commercial sector and raise the possibilities for creative re-use of cultural heritage material and dance technology. http://www.europeana-space.eu/hackathons/dance-hackathon/

Article published on event written by Hetty Blades:  http://www.digitalmeetsculture.net/article/hacking-the-dancing-body/