Storytellers United Hack Jam - Manchester

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MMU Shed

Chester Street

Manchester

M1 5GD

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In 36 hours, participants will team up to brainstorm ideas, create open-source projects and demo prototypes of their own responsive/perceptive storytelling experiences. Participants compete against the clock, not against each other. Teams will have access to unreleased cutting-edge tools and be mentored by experts from research and industry sharing their knowledge and expertise.

The most promising prototypes will be demoed at a mini-conference dedicated to the future of storytelling as part of BBC Digital Cities Manchester 2019.

Ideal participants are from the creative sectors such as,

  • Freelancers, Sole-traders and SMEs working in new media fields combining data with media,, may have tried twine, eko, inkle, etc
  • Producers and Directors interested in adaptive and non-linear narratives, may have tried twine, eko, inkle, etc
  • Developers with a interest in audio & video combined with data and used javascript libs like the VideoContext.js, Seriously.js, etc
  • Students and Academics with a deep interest in object based media, adaptive narratives, interactive digital narrative
  • Artists exploring mixed media and non-linear narratives

Remember tickets are a expression of interest...


Wednesday 20th Feb - tickets will close

Friday 22nd Feb, alll participations will be informed of their place in the hackjam


The event is run with support from BBC R&D and BBC Academy, MMU's School of Digital Arts, Storytellers United, Popathon, University of York’s Digital Creativity labs and Creative England.


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Schedule (TBC)

Wednesday 27th Febuary

  • 0900 - Coffee & Teas
  • 0930 - Welcomes and challanges
  • 1015 - Team ideation
  • 1200 - Workshops
  • 1300 - Lunch
  • 1345 - Hacking in teams
  • 1830 - Dinner
  • 2000 - Hacking in teams
  • 2300 - Close

Thursday 28th Febuary

  • 0900 - Coffee & Teas
  • 0930 - Welcome back
  • 1300 - Lunch / Hack deadline
  • 1315 - Demos
  • 1500 - Closing circle
  • 1600 - Join Storytelling in the age of the internet conference mini conference
  • 1800 - Demo at mini conference
  • 2000 - Networking drinks
  • 2200 - Close



Creative Enterprise

Creative Enterprise is a Creative England programme centred around storytelling businesses in the English regions outside of London. Our aim is to increase the sustainability of sole-traders and SMEs within the screen industries. We support talent with a flair for moving image for storytelling purposes and help them build meaningful connections and insight to grow their business. We encourage participants who work in film and television, games and technology. Specifically, those who are interested in diversifying their output or working with new platforms and mediums for storytelling.

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Tickets are to register your interest at this stage. We will contact you on the email you supply with exact details of the challenges, tools, etc. A registered interest doesn't automaticlly entitle access to the hackjam.


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Please note that, by signing up to this BBC Digital Cities and Storytellers United event, you are also providing consent for Creative England to retain your personal information, and to share with their third-party funder British Film Institute in line with data protection policies under GDPR.


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