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 [...]
In a lovely parallel to festivalclock.com, Rory Fitzpatrick from StormID created this lovely visualisation of all geo-located tweets, photos and check-ins over August in the festival city. It’s a beautiful piece of work.
festivalclock.com/ At Culture Hack Scotland, one of the standout projects was the footfall clock where Justin Quillinan which created a dynamic visualisation of the data from the council’s 19 footfall counters across the city. His project really captured our imagination and we wondered what would happen if we paired him with a world-class infographic designer [...]
Today sees the launch of a major new Economic Impact Study which demonstrates the amazing power of the Edinburgh Festivals. And as with reports like this, there’s a bunch of data and so we’re excited that we’ve partnered up with the Guardian’s Data Blog to see what might be done with it. Click here to see [...]
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: [...]
festivalslab is recruiting a back-end developer to lead on the development of the Edinburgh Festivals’ first ever summer listings API initiative. The opportunity comprises three main roles: 1. Development of the endpoint itself 2. Testing of a limited number of applications against a small number of testing conditions 3. Management of the live endpoint The total [...]
All hail @cottagelabs who have built a very sweet search engine for the Edinburgh International Science Festival using the listings API we provided on projects.festivalslab.com This is a clear demonstration of the value of open data – a elegant and simple app which has more functionality than the already good one on the Science Festival [...]
Hot on the heels of our announcement of Culture Hack Scotland last week as part of the AMAZING Science Festival which launched this weekend, the festival’s web/design agency Line will be running an event this Saturday at Inspace called Under The Hood. Using festivalslab’s and other data, Under the Hood will be a day-long data visualisation [...]