Hack your Photo Heritage!


photohackflyerEuropeana Space Photography Pilot and the Pilot coordinator KU Leuven invite you to a 3-day event targeting developers, cultural heritage professionals, designers, creative entrepreneurs, photographers and photo-amateurs: hack the massive photographic heritage content on Europeana, E-Space and other public repositories to mash them up with user-generated smartphone photos and stories, creating a new environment to experience our cultural past, using apps, websites and virtual environments.

During the Hackathon developers will have access to the vast public photographic heritage now available on resources such as Europeana (see the API’s at Europeana Labs), Wikipedia and Flickr, while at the same time having access through the Europeana Space API’s to copyright protected content to experiment with. Through the E-Space Technical Space environment API, users can login and user data can be stored together with the data from other sources. Also the JPSearch API will be available and support for similarity-based search will be provided. At the FABLAB KU Leuven, 3D-printers, laser cutters and a small joinery will be available for use, together with Oculus, Google Cardboard, Moverio and Kinect.

Learn how to tap the power of huge resources such as Europeana and Europeana Space, Flickr Commons and Wikimedia to build innovative apps re-using photographic heritage. Mix images from the past with smartphone selfies. Connect old and new generations by making apps bridging centuries. Develop web environments for teachers, educators and museum curators to bring true public access to photographic cultural heritage. Learn how to convert photo imagery to 3D-prints and new materials.

The 3 best concepts will win a trip to London for the Business Modeling Workshop! There they’ll have their ideas and business models strengthened by the expert team at REMIX, one of Europe’s leading cultural and creative entrepreneur agency and the organizers of the REMIX Summits. (Travel, accommodation and attendance fee is covered.) The team with the strongest concept and business model after the Workshop will win a 3-month intensive incubation package from REMIX and the Europeana Space Network.

Registration are still open.

Learn more:

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