Digital creativity in the arts

The CultureCode Boutique, Image by Documentally 

CultureCode Boutique, Image by Janet E Davis

Andrea Zittel  Lay of My Land
10 February – 20 May 2012
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Credit: The Pitmen Painters by Lee Hall at Live Theatre. Photo: Keith Pattison


A Northern Odyssey by Shelagh Stephenson at Live Theatre

About The CultureCode Initiative about

Open data and hacking have played a critical role in CultureCode projects and strategies, engendering new and interesting ways for digital and cultural communities to work together. To showcase some of the possibilities with data, CultureCode commissioned an artists and a creative technologist to compose a visualisation and sonification of one of the data sets released for the pilot project in the North East. The result was the incredible, Global Sequencer by Ed Carter and Matt Jarvis. It uses animal sightings from the EYE project (part of Tyne & Wear Museums & Archives) to create a music sequencer where the melodies are created by the datasets and the order and speed of playback can be controlled by a performer:

Global Sequencer:

Our current and recent projects include:

Culture Shift Zimbabwe

A programme of events designed to create relationships between digital professionals and arts organisations in Harare, whilst testing the ground for the potential development of new start ups in the cultural sector. 

Digital Zoo Tour

CultureCode and Furtherfield Gallery are to challenge the concept that digital art is only accessible in galleries or online by touring an exhibition in shopping centres across England, following investment from Arts Council England's Strategic touring fund.

British Council Publication on hacking models for the UK cultural sector 

This will be available to view from 24th October 2013



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