Coding da Vinci goes to Baden-Wuerttemberg

By Philippe Genêt (Coding da Vinci)

The last edition of Coding da Vinci within the funding period of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) will take place in Baden-Wuerttemberg. Kick-off is on the 7th and 8th May 2022.

The last edition of Coding da Vinci within the funding period of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes will take place in Baden-Wuerttemberg. 15 project partners from the cultural, educational and technological sectors are organising the cultural hackathon for the South West.

Coding da Vinci Baden-Württemberg 2022 will start with a kick-off event in the ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe (Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe) – on  7th and 8th May 2022 and, after a seven-week implementation period phase, will end with a public prize-giving ceremony in the recently re-opened dirnitz (Knights’ Hall) of the Landesmuseum Württemberg (Wuerttemberg State Museum) on 24th June 2022.

Cultural institutions open their treasure chambers

“Cultural institutions are often rich in material treasures. Less well-known, however, is the fact that they very often also have an immeasurable treasure of digital data,” says Petra Olschowski, State Secretary at the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Wuerttemberg, which is supporting Coding da Vinci Baden-Württemberg. “These data treasures want to be discovered, used and exploited. Coding da Vinci Baden-Wuerttemberg 2022 will help to make it possible for a wide public to experience these precious items.”

Museums, libraries archives and memorial places (GLAMs – Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) from throughout Baden-Wuerttemberg are being called on to make their data available for creative re-use within the framework of this ideas and programming competition. The cultural hackathon will give participants the chance to develop the most diverse visualisations, games, VR/AR applications or apps from these data and thereby to create new connections between the institutions, their cultural heritage and the public. The open data will also continue to be available to interested persons on the Coding da Vinci website after the end of the hackathon.

A broad phalanx of organisers

15 cultural institutions, universities, associations and tech communities from throughout the Federal State are acting as organisers of Coding da Vinci Baden-Württemberg 2022 – from Mannheim to Constance, from Freiburg to Tübingen:

  • Badisches Landesmuseum (Baden State Museum)
  • Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Württemberg (BSZ – Library Service Centre of Baden-Wuerttemberg)
  • Chaos Computer Club Mannheim
  • Digihub Südbaden (Digihub South Baden)
  • Entropia e.V. (Chaos Computer Club Karlsruhe)
  • game Baden-Württemberg
  • Hochschule der Medien (HdM – Media University)
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
  • Initiative Kindermedienland Baden-Württemberg (Initiative Children’s Media Land Baden-Wuerttemberg)
  • Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg (State Archives of Baden-Wuerttemberg)
  • Landesmuseum Württemberg (Wuerttemberg State Museum)
  • Landesstelle für Museumsbetreuung Baden-Württemberg (State Office for Museum Support)
  • MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg (Media and Film Society Baden-Wuerttemberg)
  • University of Tübingen
  • ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe (Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe)

Moreover, Coding da Vinci Baden-Württemberg 2022 is supported by the Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Wuerttemberg and the MFG Baden-Württemberg.

Further information on the  events page of Coding da Vinci Baden-Württemberg 2022