The Tribeca Film Institute is holding a series of national hackathon/workshop events designed to increase understanding and broaden participation in the field of interactive storytelling. These workshops give creative media artists the insight and skills to create robust interactive projects that effectively engage with audiences and the chance to experiment with new tools and technologies. They also showcase innovation in this field for artists, funders and the public. A primary goal of the workshops is to build new relationships between media artists, technologists and designers.
The first Tribeca Hacks workshop will be held in Cambridge in collaboration with Zeega, an open-source platform that came out of the idea that people should be able to make interactive stories on the internet without having to program. We don’t believe technical knowledge or budgets should be a constraint for exploring the creative possibilities of the web. Zeega’s team of journalists, documentary artists and interactive designers will share Zeega's latest tools and work with participants to create interactive experiences with original and web-based audio, photos, videos and text.
The Tribeca Hacks program is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and made possible through leadership support from the Ford Foundation.