Creative Humanities Hack

Supported By: 
ABC & Microsoft

This category is about celebrating creative representations of government data. Transforming raw information into something that is beautiful or more accessible to all. This could include data visualisation, art works, a game, 3d fun, craft, photo-art, interactive websites or anything else that explains, displays or makes the often complex array of information in government more understandable.


Eligibility Criteria

Entries must use at least 2 official dataset that are Open Government data . Video entries must explain how data is used and demonstrate progress of your creative hack over the competition weekend. please check your venue for restrictions using any art supplies or equipment

Mycity in Virtual Reality

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Team Gold Coast

My City in Virtual Reality

Why do we need Virtual Reality?

Virtual Reality is becoming popular day by day. Using this technology, users can feel the virtual experience of the places. The Gold Coast is hosting the Commonwealth 2018 Games. The Gold Coast is going to attract more visitors from all over the world for this event.

How does the Virtual Reality app work?

Fun with Fossils

Ammonite bot
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This project remixes QLD Museum Ecosciences 3D models of Fossils - Ammonites and Muttaburrasaurus - for 3D printing for use in educational projects, jewelry and crafts. 

I am crew for the Brisbane Maker Node so I am not eligible for local prizes.

I edited and 3D printed these models for my own amusement during quiet times at GovHack and made beads, light up jewelry and brush bots.

Muttaburratorus is a remix of a torus + muttaburrasaurus skull for use in jewelry.

Fossil Replication

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3d scanning can make objects available to people that they may never be able to inspect in person. Fossils and dinosaur bones are freely available as virtual relics. But humans are tactile, and a model on a computer screen doesn't have the same emotional response as handling a physical object does. 3d printers are now readily available, and are ideal for producing real objects that can provide that tactile response.


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Project Description

Data analysis and data journalism project, focussed on the causal factors of Family Violence within Victoria.

These informed data findings, discussed in a high level overview, data journalism format, will allow stake holders to gain an in depth understanding of key factors that drive the reduction of family violence incidents.

This data analytics and predictive modeling research will be utilized to visually depict relevant factors, trends and recommendations in family violence issues.