Open Labs: Hack for Culture
08 June 2012
Open Labs: 'Hack for Culture', a weekend of Experimentation and Collaboration.
LJMU's Open Labs recently brought together experts from the local developer community together with representatives from Liverpool's cultural giants and a range of independent arts organisations. With contributions from Tate Liverpool, Liverpool Philharmonic, Liverpool Biennial, the Bluecoat, the Everyman and Playhouse Theatre, the aim of the weekend was to propose and develop innovative technology solutions and ideas to address the challenges arts and cultural organisations are meeting.
The weekend provided a platform for local digital businesses to work in partnership with these organisations, utilising information from a range of different data sets, including details of visitors, artworks, exhibitions and sales. In addition to the development of new relationships, the outcome of some effective team work produced a number of highly inventive prototypes.
Lee Omar, CEO of Red Ninja Studios commented:
"As a small creative technology business, we were delighted that OpenLabs provided a perfect opportunity for us to work with organisations such as as FACT, the Tate, National Museums Liverpool and the Philharmonic and for us to be able to make a valuable contribution to the operation of their business."
Richard Nutter, CEO of the Liverpool Arts and Regeneration Consortium (LARC) said:
"Hack for Culture provided an exciting environment in which both local entrepreneurs from the digital and creative sector, and Merseyside’s arts and cultural organisations could work together to address common issues and challenges."
For further information, please contact Lindsay Sharples at Open Labs email: email@example.com or visit www.ljmu.ac.uk/aps/openlabs