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

Changing gears

Team Name: 
Changing gears

Negative gearing is a controversial issue.

The government has stated the economic benefits from negative gearing are necessary for economic growth. The opposition have argued that negative gearing only benefits the wealthy. The Greens, on the other hand, have stated that negative gearing should be scrapped altogether to improve housing affordability and Australia's budget position. 

The problem

Negative gearing has sadly become a convoluted abstraction for the average Australian. The discussion is distorted by electoral ephemera and entrenched political biases. 

Three questions remain. What does negative gearing in Australia look like? Will Australia's demographic influence the rate of negative gearing? Where do I sit in the picture?

The solution

Changing Gears are taking newly released ATO data and presenting the information in a way that answers burning questions and debunk myths for the average person.

Our solution also aims to help the individual understand where they sit in the big picture.

iHero

Hack to the future logo
Team Name: 
Hack To The Future

Our project ''iHero" is a web application that uses facial recognition to search Australian service photos across various conflicts as captured by the State Library of Western Australia,  Australian War Memorial, National Archives of Australia and the State Library of Queensland.

To use iHero, you upload a photo to do your search. The application will then use facial analytics to determine which photos from the various libraries match yours.

Search results include:

Do you know Australia?

Innovative agents of govhack
Team Name: 
Innovative Agents of GovHack

 

How do we measure perception against reality? 

Use the innovative agents of govhack minigame!

“Do you know Australia?” is a fun and engaging online mini-game platform where YOU can learn more about YOUR area, and WE can all learn about OUR perceptions.

 

We all carry cognitive biases that affect our perception of the world.

3D Printed geophysical data

Team Name: 
Petrified Data

Gone are the days when you could go for a walk and stumble across an ore body. Today, most ore bodies are hidden deep underground relying on geophysical data to discoverer.  This requires the use of abstract datasets (e.g., gravity, remanent magnetism, seismic response) that are layered in programs like ArcGIS. However this is still a 2D representation of the data.  Some data is better represented in 3D; in fact many datasets simulate this using artificial sun shading.  This can create shadows that can mask potential data.