How to live together in the modern megapolis
In December 2017, the Millenium festival organised the 8th edition of the Millenium Web Meetings, an event dedicated to web-documentary and interactive story-telling. This event consisted in a 2-days creative hackathon, master-classes, presentation of the results before a jury and networking events.
Why a hackathon?
We consider a hackathon to be an incubator of ideas, allowing young people from various backgrounds to meet and share their expertise and work together to develop an innovative project.
Brussels changed greatly those last few years, turning into a modern and cosmopolitan megapolis. In no other European city meet so many different cultures, ethnic groups and religions. We are witnessing those changes, the rapid evolution of the city and its social and economic realities. By choosing the theme "Bruxelles-Babel", we aim at encouraging reflection on how to improve the "living together" and make the society more inclusive and equal. Participants were asked to use the tools of web-doc and interactive narration to imagine how people could live together in the Brussels of the future.
At the end of the 2-days hackaton, 4 projects emerged that offered new (a taxi journey through the city), poetic (a mind map of the city and its inhabitants), dynamic (exploring a timeline) and artistic (discovering street art) forms of interactivity: Taxi Babel, Métro Pôles, Babel Graffitis and Les Gribouillis de Saint-Gilles.
Taxi Babel and Métro Pôles were awarded the main prizes by a professional jury composed of Eric Corijn (Président), Patrick Séverin, Constant Mathieu, Nikolay Konstantinov, Benoit Moritz, and Zlatina Rousséva. They will be offered training to continue the development of the two projects.
Millenium Web Meeting 2017 in numbers
2 days of web-doc hackaton
6 jury members
4 web-doc projects