Open Call for ignites

Sharing is Caring 2015: Right to Remix?
OPEN CALL for ignite session

The 4th international Sharing is Caring seminar will be held at DR in Copenhagen on October 2nd 2015. This year’s seminar addresses the topic of copyright and cultural heritage in a constructive and proactive way. Through international keynote speakers, keynotes in conversation and a programme of ignite presentations the seminar keeps focus on the amazing stuff the cultural sector can achieve when rethinking the logic of copyright in a digital age perspective. But we will also discuss the hurdles to overcome and the fights to take, when we want to challenge the traditional notion of copyright. The keynote speakers are invited to deliver talks that open up fresh perspectives on how to work more flexibly with rights in the digital age, and what awesome potentials the cultural sector can tap into if we dare to change our existing mindsets and ways of working. The seminar is targeted at professionals in libraries, archives and museums, Wikipedians, start-ups, and everyone interested in cultural heritage and digital culture.

As a special feature this year, Sharing is Caring will lead directly up to the annual cultural heritage hackathon event Hack4dk which will run from Friday evening through Sunday. Through the power of open data, creative reuse and playful engagement Hack4dk creates new usage of digital heritage collections. Hack4dk provides a chance for developers and creators to play with open cultural data and spend the weekend with fellow developers and creative people.

Are YOU one of our ignite speakers?

We a looking for engaging, motivating and entertaining ignite talks presenting best practice or theoretic approaches to this years theme “Right to Remix?”. Send a short presentation of your project or topic, and your motivation for speaking at Sharing is Caring (max 5 lines in English) to no later than June 25th. We will get back to you within a week after the deadline. We are looking for 10 ignite speakers – 5 of them with specific focus on remix culture, and the potentials and challenges in re-using cultural heritage data for creatives, designers, hackers, makers, and tinkerers. These 5 ignite talks will end the seminar and kick off the cultural heritage hackathon Hack4dk.

The format
Each ignite speaker is allocated 5 minutes of presentation time accompanied by 20 slides. During your presentation, each slide is displayed for 15 seconds and then automatically advanced. Please note that your talk must be delivered in English.
The seminar will take place Friday October 2nd in the DR Concert Hall

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Sharing is Caring is organized in a collaboration between MMEx, Statens Museum for Kunst, The Danish Broadcasting Corporation, and The Danish Association of Museums. In the past, it has featured international speakers such as Michael Edson (Smithsonian Institution), Shelley Bernstein (Brooklyn Museum), Jasper Visser (, Jill Cousins (Europeana), Nick Poole (Collections Trust) and Kathryn Eccles (Oxford Internet Institute) as well as Danish scholars and practitioners presenting their research and case studies within digital museum practice. Around 200 attendants join the seminar every year. Videos and documentation from the previous seminars are gathered at


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