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Hacktivism: The Unlocking Ideas Hackathon

Hacktivism: The Unlocking Ideas Hackathon

Inspired by the digitial collections of the People’s History Museum and Working Class Movement Library

7 June 2014 — 8 June 2014

Banners section, Main Gallery Two @ People's History Museum

Time 13:00 - 13:00

Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation

7 - 8 June 2014, Hacktivism, The Unlocking Ideas Hackathon © Working Class Movement LibraryWhat is the future of protest; could campaign music make the world a better place?  Could short notice protests be bigger and better?  Could movements realise what material has the biggest impact?

During the last two centuries the people demanded change by taking to the street.  From the Chartists to the suffragettes to the peace movement, those demanding change expressed their views publicly by bearing the tools of protest; placards, banners and posters.  Now, activism is being redefined by the digital age.  MyDavidCameron.com started the process; we’re looking at where it goes from here.

Hacktivism is asking attendees to create the next generation of protest tools.  Come and make use of the digitised collections of the People’s History Museum and Working Class Movement Library and hack new ways of speaking truth to power.7 - 8 June 2014, Hacktivism, The Unlocking Ideas Hackathon © Working Class Movement Library

Keep up to date with the hackathon on twitter @unlockideas #unlockhack.  Part of the Unlocking Ideas project.

Suitable for adults 

Museums Association Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund

Working Class Movement Library

 

Booking Requirements: Booking required via Eventbrite