There are various tracks in Hack4FI – Hack your heritage hackathon that represent different ways to approach and work on open digital cultural heritage materials. The purpose of the tracks is to provide a starting point, theme and framing for participants. Ideas outside these tracks are naturally welcome as well and participants don’t need to confine their projects on only one track.
Each track has at least one coach who leads the process during the hackathon.
We, Helsinki City Museum, have a VR-based time machine on our first floor. Help us make it better!
Currently we have two sets of Oculus headsets running 360 degree video combined with old panoramic photos from Helsinki, but what could be the next step?
What opportunities and possibilities do technology and openly available photos, videos, artworks, and data offer for time travel applications?
Preferably the solution would use VR/AR-technologies, but it can be anything. It can be in the museum space, a mobile/pop-up solution, or something in the city space.
The Helsinki City Museum will rebuild the time machine in 2018 and the best ideas will be implemented into production.
Aki Pohjankyrö, aki.pohjankyro[a]hel.fi, tel. 040 3347020
Ground plan of the space:
Dive into the media treasures of the 20th century!
The 20th century saw the birth of mass media, but how should the media history of Finland be presented?
The track invites you to explore open data on radio and tv programs and films. You can combine them with newspaper data, Wikidata, Wikimedia or images and sound. Find out how different subjects, people and phenomena have been presented in the Finnish media. Make a data visualisation, an app or a map – everything is possible!
More information: Tuomas Nolvi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Examples of data sets:
National Audiovisiual Institute Kavi data sets on TV programs and films
Yle Api to access current program information etc.
Our Land! invites you to edit old Finnish archive materials anew and make your own short films. What does Finland look like according to these old films?
What is your choice: a short film, an art video or a funny video comment? Let’s take a new look at the old archive films at Hack4fi.
Yle Beta Challenge 2017 – a call for ideas that will build a better future
How can we enhance mutual understanding and appreciation and create hope for the future?
For the first time in the history of our country the majority of the Finns believes that the future will be worse than the present. During uncertain times, a mutual sense of solidarity is being tested and constructive compromises, let alone innovative solutions, have been difficult to find. What can we do to make the future seen in a positive light and worth waiting for? How could different opinions give rise to a constructive dialogue instead of tearing bickering?
Through the Yle Beta Challenge collaboration we are looking for ideas and concepts that will build hope for the future and mutual trust and appreciation in all areas of life.
What might the idea concepts be?
You tell us. We do not want to crop out any idea, so go for it!
Gather a team and develop your ideas during Hack4FI. In this track you can find new people and fresh ideas and have help to develop your ideas further together. Then drop your wildest concept into the #YleBeta Challenge – a call for ideas that will build a better future.
Please note, you can participate in Yle Beta Challenge competition even if you are not able to join the hackathon weekend. The winning team gets € 20,000 to further develop and prototype their idea concept.
Yle Beta Challenge 2017 is realized by Yle in cooperation with The City of Helsinki and Creative and Inclusive Finland.
More information about Yle Beta Challenge 2017: beta.yle.fi