Call for Culture Hack East Speakers

Culture Hack East is happening in Cambridge over the weekend of 16/17 June. There are spaces for designers, developers, artists, writers and content specialists. If you’re interested in creating prototypes with arts and cultural data, then sign-up here.

As well as the usual hacking activity, during the Saturday there’ll be a paper prototyping track, and a number of inspiring short talks that consider the potential of art, culture and technology. The full agenda will be announced very shortly.

Clare Reddington @clarered, Leila Johnston @finalbullet, Tom Uglow @tomux, Simon Hopkins @simonhopkins

Clare Reddington, Leila Johnston and Tom Uglow speaking at Culture Hack 2011, with Simon Hopkins. Photo: Tim Mitchell

There will be between 6 and 10 short talks. We’re inviting a few people to talk about specific things, but there are also some open slots. If you would like to speak, this is what to do:

  • Write a proposal, no more than 100 words, giving the title of your talk and explaining how it relates to the potential of art, culture and technology
  • Tell us about you – include a short biography, including links to any of your work if appropriate.
  • Send it to with the title Culture Hack East Talks by 10am on Monday 28 May
And don’t worry, you don’t have to have PowerPoint or Keynote slides. If you have something to demonstrate (particularly if it’s some hardware you’ve made, or a performance you’ve created) then let us know. Send in some photos too, if you think it would be useful. The only hard and fast rule is that all talks need to be between 7 and 10 minutes long. And it will help if you come from the Eastern region.
Culture Hack is a free, not-for-profit event, so we can’t offer fees for speakers, but we can cover local travel expenses.
If you’d like some inspiration, the talks from the London Culture Hack are all online here.
For further Culture Hack East announcements, follow @culturehack on Twitter.