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27 April 2012

'Eigg Box', a creative workspace on the Isle of Eigg, has been announced as one of the five Scottish hosts for Sync's Geek-in-Residence Programme.

Sync is a new two-year programme for the cultural sector in Scotland - all about making, prototyping and innovation in the space where culture, technology and design meet. The Geek-in-Residence Programme is a funded opportunity worth up to £6k for developers and designers to work with a Scottish cultural organisation on an innovative prototype project they've come up with together. Eigg Box, along with the other selected hosts - Scottish Opera, macrobert, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Stills Gallery will be working with the 'Geeks in Residence' to make new, valuable and stretching projects. This is an experimental model which is looking to help Scottish cultural organisations evolve the way they relate to technology, design, technologists and designers. It's designed to attract developers and designers who are interested in being part of that mission.

Lucy Conway from 'Eigg Box' says "For 'Eigg Box' it's an incredible chance to use digital technology to share what 'Eigg Box' is and will be. To inspire, engage, involve and explore ideas. It's all about collaboration and experimentation."

This opportunity will best suit an articulate, self starting developer or designer with at least 3 years experience and who is comfortable working on experimental and collaborative projects. For more information on the Geek-in-Residence Programme, click here. The closing date for applications is 8 May 2012.

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