Consider The Library

Culture Hack North was held in Leeds last weekend and following the success of Culture Hack Scotland and Culture Hack day in London, the 24 hour event saw a flurry of talented developers working on cultural data as well as a programme of high quality short talks on digital culture…videos coming soon. There was a [...]

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Introducing the New Year Games!

A little while ago here at festivalslab HQ we had a little idea.  If Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is the world’s biggest party then why doesn’t it also have the world’s biggest party game? So we introduced the super team at Hide&Seek with the super team at Hogmanay and the result of that conversation has been announced [...]

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Designing better festivals – a festivalslab workshop

  Here at festivalslab we’ve been fascinated by the idea of applying design thinking and approaches to make our festivals even better. To explore this exciting area we’ve been working with leading Glasgow-based design agency Snook and on Dec 7th in Edinburgh we’ll be sharing what we’ve learnt so far. If you’d like to join [...]

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The #edgelands provocations

Last weekend I was lucky enough to take part in Edgelands – a day long conversational event hosted by Andy Field (Forest Fringe) and Hannah Nicklin (Hannah Nicklin). It was an event mainly for makers and producers in the performing arts and revolved around four questions: What is digital innovation in the arts and why [...]

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Festivals as Digital Playgrounds – EVENT

To mark the launch of the Watch the Water app project from the Edinburgh Art Festival, we shall be part of a panel discussion at the lovely Solar Pavilion on St Andrew’s Square this Wednesday afternoon 2:30-3:30 pm. The panel will be myself (Rohan), Annette Mees (Coney), Alex Fleetwood (Hide&Seek) and chaired by Suzy Glass [...]

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The Turing Festival this weekend

This weekend sees the inaugural Turing Festival – alternatively titled the Edinburgh International Technology Festival.  There’s a fascinating roster of speakers including David McCandless, Tom Chatfield and Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde.  And we’re delighted to be taking part in one of the Friday morning panels ourselves. And while the Facebook Developer Garage is now [...]

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Four kinds of hack #chs11

At our recent Culture Hack Scotland event, as part of the set-up to help people think about what sort of projects they might be interested in doing, we spoke about there being four kinds of hack. It was a fairly arbitrary classification but many people found it to be quite useful so here it is: [...]

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Culture Hack Scotland – the photos

We hosted Culture Hack Scotland this weekend. 30 cultural apps built in 24 hours…and that doesn’t even start to summarise how good an event it was. We are currently in the process of turning the CHS site into a showcase of the projects but in the meantime, why not snack on some of the images [...]

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