Culture Hack Scotland

Culture Hack Scotland is Sync’s showpiece event which brings together digital talent with artists and culture professionals to work together and make new projects in just 48 hours – inspired in part by data provided by arts organisations across Scotland. The latest Culture Hack Scotland 2013 took place at the Whisky Bond in Glasgow on July 12-14 2013 and was the third annual event making it longest running culture-related hackday in the world.

Many of the participants who attended multiple events considered Culture Hack Scotland 2013 the best yet. This year 90 participants made 23 projects – with a feature of this year being people combining software and hardware in quite remarkable ways.

If you’d like to understand more about what all this means and what happened and why it’s important then here’s some ways you can do that:

- Read the overall review of the event
- Look at the photos
- Review all the projects that were made
- Read the Storify account of the event
- Review the feedback survey findings from attendees



And for those of you who like prizes, the winning projects were:

Judged by Simon Kirby, Professor of Language Evolution, University of Edinburgh
- Winner: MASS – a social sculpture
- Commendations: Rhumoculous Rift, Creative Scotland Judgement Quiz & We are on Albert Drive

Judged by Sophie George, V&A Game Designer In Residence
- Winner: Canna Hear The Birds
- Commendations: Tam O’Shanter: The Game, Internet High Five Machine & Creative Carnage

Judged by Sarah Ellis, Digital Producer at the Royal Shakespeare Company
- Winner: Blind Data
- Commendations: Joyride, Sing for your Stitches &

Team Sync Prize
- Winner: Live & Hacking

Culture Hack Scotland Hall of Fame inductee:
- Yann Seznec

With special thanks also to all the people who attended the event for three years running: Padmini Ray Murray, Justin Quillinan, Nicola Osborne, Andrew Coulton, Paolo Ciarrocca, Jonathan Arbourbih, Alistair Macdonald, Erin McElhinney & Rory Gianni. You are all brilliant.

From the SyncList

  • ingaPaterson

    Inga PatersonHead of the Digital Culture undergraduate programme at Glasgow School of Art.

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