InScience Film Festival

Innovatielabs hackathon: Open Cultuurdata

InScience is participating in the Living Lab Open Cultuurdata research project, a quest for a sustainable way to make digital cultural content easily accessible to a large audience. The interim results of this research project will be presented on Friday 28 October, during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.

This public evening concludes a two-day hackathon, in which 6 teams look for new ways to connect cultural content and audience. They do this on the basis of calendar dates and video content from project partners such as InScience, NPO, Waag and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Concepts that come to mind are for example an agenda on specific topics like artificial intelligence or experimental jazz, a TV channel about science or a live stream guide as an alternative to an evening of linear TV watching.

Due to the corona measures, the cultural field has had to improvise a lot in recent years in order to continue to serve the public. As a result, the number of live streams and registrations of performances and concerts has grown enormously, allowing cultural institutions to find new audiences in surprising ways.

However, these new ways of working also proved to have their limits, such as the lack of standards for searching and archiving these productions and a lack of knowledge about creating and distributing live streams. These drawbacks are addressed in the Living Lab Open Cultuurdata research project, which aims to develop a common facility that makes live events easier to find, archive and search.

On October 28, the interim results will be presented in the spectacular Skybar of the Microlab, from where you look out over Eindhoven and the STRP-S site. Here the plans are pitched, and a jury will choose the best ideas together with the public. The attendees can then register for the plans as a partner or tester, or help develop the plan further as a sponsor or entrepreneur.

Interested? Read more about this evening and register here, admission is free.

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