Scholarships Update

No less than four outstanding scholarship projects have emerged from the Coding da Vinci hackathons in the last months. Three of the teams have already presented their final reports; the fourth project is in the last critical phase of its development.

FabSeal, CC BY-SA 4.0
FabSeal (Public Domain Mark 1.0 )

Creativity is also central to the plant mandala – called Plantala. Details from the botanical drawings from the custody of the University of Göttingen can be selected in this web app and reproduced and designed as part of a mandala. During the creative work, accompanying information satisfies the users’ thirst for knowledge. Last but not least, the Plantala can be printed and coloured in. During the scholarship, Anne Mühlich and Gerd Müller have developed along the way, so to speak, a “media station as a service”, which allows other cultural institutions to create a mandala media station with their own data in three simple steps.

Anne Mühlich & Gerd Müller, CC BY-SA 4.0
Plantala, Anne Mühlich & Gerd Müller (CC BY-SA 4.0)

The conception and design of an application was at the centre of the scholarship for the Historischer Kleiderschrank (Historical Wardrobe), which is to be programmed as an augmented reality app subsequent to the scholarship. Here it was less about the technology than about identifying the target group, the look, guiding the users and applying for further funding to be able to finance the complex programming. The project , which was started within the framework of Coding da Vinci Schleswig-Holstein 2021, is still open for data sets that show the fashion of past epochs.

Historischer Kleiderschrank, Ronja Erhardt, CC BY 4.0
Historischer Kleiderschrank, Ronja Erhard (CC BY-SA 4.0)

We are now eagerly awaiting the final report of Schaufel und Schweiß (Shovels and Sweat), the website which documents the construction of the Kiel Canal with genuine historical data material and photos, but which is also enriched with fictional reports from the workers at the time that make this tangible. The page is aesthetically pleasing and exciting and is aimed in particular at schools which link North German history and the teaching of the “plattdeutsch“ (Low German) language. In this project development, a great emphasis has been placed on the accessibility of the website, an aspect regarding which Coding da Vinci offers its own workshop for all scholarship teams.

Schaufel und Schweiss, Theresa Günther, Martin Möllenkamp, Laura Quade, CC BY 3.0 DE
Schaufel und Schweiß, Theresa Günther, Martin Möllenkamp, Laura Quade (CC BY 3.0 DE)

The last scholarships have barely been completed, yet the Coding da Vinci office has already received applications for the coming round. At present, it is the project teams of Coding da Vinci Nieder.Rhein.Land 2021 that have the chance to benefit from a total of four scholarships. The closing date for applications is 2nd January 2022. You can get all information about this here.