Kate joins the 24 hour ‘Hackathon’ at the NEM Summit, France

Kate Halsall, Lecturer in Music Performance, Music and Audio Arts took part as one of a number of artists and technologists at the NEM (Networked and Electronic Media) Summit 2013 in Nantes, France during October 28-30.

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Based  at La Cité conference and exhibition centre in Nantes, France, developers from the NEM (Networked and Electronic Media) constituency and from the creative industries were invited to take part in a 24-hour “hackathon”, with challenges proposed by leading companies, including the ones involved in the FI-Content project.

The ‘hackathon’ is organized by  “ICT & Art Connect”, an initiative supported by the European Commission through the FP7 FET-ART project and devoted to connect the European ICT and Art communities, and to foster productive dialogue and collaborative work between them. The annual NEM Summit attracts and involves artists representing the creative industries.

The NEM Summit 2013 included a major “Creative@NEM” aspect, comprising several events and aimed at facilitating an even stronger connection between NEM and the creative industries.