Two of i-DAT’s homeboys have participated in a recent 24-hour competition at the Tate Gallery in London.

Chris Hunt, our technical officer, and PhD researcher Lee Nutbean took part in the Hackathon at the Tate, where they worked through the night in the famous Turbine Hall to make a piece of digital art using data.

Hack the Space was held to re-launch The Space, a platform created by the BBC and the Arts Council and first piloted in 2012 to showcase and commission digital artworks from across the worlds of art, culture and technology. The weekend doubled up as The Space’s first open call for applications – it aims to commission 50 works a year from artists, known and unknown.