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

Colourful Past

Colourful Past
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Colourful Past

Colourful Past uses machine learning to instantly and intelligently recolour historical images. It applies deep learning to images from data sources across Australia and NZ. The AI is based on research published by a team from UC Berkley, trained to use educated guesses to apply colour to photographs.


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Torange Juice

Greenu is an interactive poster series that enables people from all ages to learn about public gardens, in a fun and active way.


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Team Truthbot


Truthbot is the world's first artifically intelligent automated fact checking robot. It scans Politician's twitter feeds looking for dicey facts or previously debunked statements, and automatically corrects the record by tweeting the relevant explainer article back.​​​​​​​

It uses data sourced from the ABC's FactCheck Unit, as well as from Newscorp and the Conversation. It uses deep learning to spot relevant tweets and the articles that relate to them.​​​​​​​

Flash me!

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We spend a lot of time waiting for things. From public transport, to waiting for family or firends, or even using the bathroom. 

Wouldn't it be great to have the opportunity to learn about things that you didnt even know that you wanted to learn about.

We wanted an app that could utlise these small bits of time, and gain something, just a little more. Learn about sciences? Animals, what have you.


Enter Flashme!

A flashcard inspired app that focues on short attention learning (be it a spare 5 minutes, 10 minutes). 

Our Story ~ Your Story

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3 Step Bug

Our Story - Your Story is an interactive choose-your-own-adventure style story coded in html, designed to provide information about a person's local community and bring about a greater understanding of the persons and services within it. It is designed to be a central hub of information presenting data in a relatable and accessible manner, building a sense of community while also opening up discussion and providing information about a variety of social issues and local/online services depending on how the story unfolds.