The blog will be used to update the hack attendees who will be coming and what they will be bringing! If you want to get a feel for the types of organisations who will be getting involved and want more information about their work and their data then you will find it all here! 

We will also be adding posts from people who are working in the creative and digital industries and have something interesting to say that is relevant to this project.

So if you are hungry for more then make sure you stay on top of the action by visiting this blog as often as possible. 

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Northern Stage is the largest producing theatre company in the North East of England, and we are very pleased that we are regarded as one of the top-eleven producing theatres in the UK.

We’re planning to bring a good mix of data to the Hack, including visitor data (attendance, behaviour, geographic and postcode data); programme data from the last 3 years; social media data (including twitter, facebook and flickr) and analytics data.

Tyneside Cinema is one of the UK’s leading exhibitors of specialist film and new media.

Designed & Made is a membership organisation that has supported, networked and promoted talented crafts people and designers from the North Eas for the last ten years. They will be bringin their membership locations and goofle analytics data to the hack.

Centre for Life ( is a “science village” in the centre of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. We are planning on bringing a variety of data to the Hack event: Visitor Information, programme data, schools data, education content and social media  

~Flow is part of Artists taking the lead, one of twelve extraordinary public art commissions funded by the UK Arts Councils for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad to help celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 10 live data streams will be online at These are the same data that the instruments onboard are responding to. 

Ninedots provide creative and innovative approaches to researching, evidencing and advancing practice in arts and cultural engagement. We specialise in working with children and young people, producing and managing meaningful opportunities for them to engage with the arts.

Tyne & Wear Museums & Archives will be bringin: Collections data, Audience data and project data. How can we stir the public imagination and create new meaning from this treasure trove of information?

A visualisation of tweets tagged with #CultureCode by @adrianpark. To see the visualisation live using the Twitter API go

For the uninitiated, Open Plaques is a co-curation platform used to create and refine a central record of commemorative plaques throughout the world. The data is easy to get to. We have designed the system to be RESTful and most pages have XML and JSON views. In plain English that means that the URLS of the site are simple, sensible and should make sense to humans and that if you add .xml or .json to the address you will see the same thing but as data.

Live Theatre 

The Live Theatre will be bringing Google Analytics data, postcode data of customers from 2003 as well as a production archive from 1986 to date (this currently includes the title, writer and description of each show).