Digital meets Culture
Export date: Wed Dec 6 1:24:20 2023 / +0000 GMT

Hacking the [Dancing] Body

golem-france-024Hacking the [Dancing] Body is the great hack event of the Europeana Space Dance pilot, taking place in Prague on 20-21 November 2015 and preceded by the pre-event on 24th October.

The Europeana Space project is organising an exciting event about the use and re-use of cultural digital content, in particular dance. Participants will form teams and during two days of focused and intensive collaboration, with assistance from the hackathon ambassadors (experts in programming, BCI technologies, motion-tracking, and cultural heritage), explore new creative ideas, design and develop prototypes.

The Prague Dance Hackathon focuses on the re-use of cultural heritage materials in live performance, cross-media storytelling, motion tracking and transformation of data, brain/computer interfaces in performance. We encourage participants to combine different aspects of these elements to create something truly new and unique that will shake up the market!

Hackathon topics:

  • Dance (patterns in body movements)

  • State of mind (patterns in brain signals)

  • Cultural Heritage Content (patterns in history of art)

  • Light and sound (patterns and rhythms)

  • Interactive art, dance, body/mind, digital art

The participants can explore dance and choreography with a virtual notebook, the DancePro tool, and can write their own dance stories using the DanceSpaces tool.


Moreover they can transform data from motion capture device into visual; prepare multi-media project, as a presentation of their own stage-design or choreography; remix, implement, transpose digital data from Europeana cultural repositories to inspire and create new performances; transform the data from EEG of dancer during the performance into the visual design (brain-computer interface application).

An international jury will reward the three best teams with a trip to London for an intensive a Business Model Workshop, where the team with the strongest concept and business model after the Workshop will win a 3-month intensive incubation package to deliver their ideas on the real market.

All the information and registration tool is available in the official miniwebsite of the event.