‘Hacking culture’ at the V&A Web Weekend

Katy Beale and I ran a workshop on ‘hacking culture’ at the V&A Museum on Friday 15 July. I’ve put the photos for ‘Culture (paper) hack at V&A’s Web Weekend‘ but still haven’t written this workshop up properly.  Briefly – we explained what hack days are, the types of hacks people create, how CultureHack started – then we handed over to the participants to ‘create their perfect museum experience’ with paper, markers, scissors, glue and some printouts of objects from the V&A’s collection online. People came up with some wonderfully creative ideas, and it was interesting to see where they overlapped with the kinds of things you see at hack days, and where they were completely different.

From the V&A Web Weekend Programme:

Katy and Mia explore the idea of museums as objects, stories, experiences, people and places. If you could take objects out of the museum, where would you put them? If you could have access to any part of the museum, what would it be? You’ll hear about recent Culture Hacks and then create your own paper prototypes, bringing to life your own simple solutions or seemingly impossible ideas.

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