To accelerate cross-domain collaboration between the cultural industry and technology industry, the Ministry of Culture has commissioned the Institute for Information Industry to organize the inaugural "CULTECH HACKATHON (文化科技黑客松)."
Under the theme of "exhibition and performance applications" and "operational services," the program aims to cultivate cross-domain talents to develop more forward-looking and innovative applications. An open call for the first edition has been launched on March 15 and applications will be accepted through May 31.
MOC stated that the global trend of digital technology has led to the rapid transformation of cultural venues. In the 5G era, popular areas for cultural and technological applications include immersive experience, virtual-real integration, wisdom management, and others. These areas can stimulate more possibilities and drive the development of emerging services.
The first edition of "CULTECH HACKATHON" has collaborated with the content and technology industries to provide cultural content, technological products and services for participants. Organizations that will offer the cultural content include Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures' Open Museum, Taiwan Creative Content Agency's Taiwan Digital Asset Library, and Performing Arts Alliance, among others. In addition, available technology applications include Omniguider’s smart guidance service, Jorjin's AR smart glasses, Optoma's projection equipment, LeaderTek's scanning equipment and others.
Participants are expected to integrate emerging technologies and cultural content flexibly and develop innovative services with Taiwanese features. Finalists will be announced before June 10 and the finals will be held on June 18. For more information, please click here.