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What is a Culture Hack?
Guest blog by Ashley Mann What the blooming heck is a Culture Hack? It sounds like some kind of very niche, probably illegal, computer-related nonsense. First, a bit of background. Whilst there is a burgeoning movement in government and the wider public sector towards Open Data (Manchester is a good example), arts organisations are, on the whole, hugely behind the curve. The frustrating thing is some of the data that cultural organisations are sitting on is so amazing and could be turned into hugely useful, fun, exciting and interesting ‘stuff’ if it was accessible to developers, sadly, all too often this isn’t the case. This is, hopefully, where events like Culture Hack can help. We will be playing host to data from; Opera North, Northern Ballet, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Manchester Museums, National Media Museum, Leeds Libraries, Museums Sheffield, National Railway Museum, Leeds Museums, Sheffield Theatres and Breeze Festival. But why should you care about any of this?