Hacking Humans for Space Exploration

Online / On-Site

Tinkerbells on Tour aka. Elke Hackl und Ute Wetscher (AT)

Let’s imagine that we have to plan a future Mars expedition where anything is possible. What do we know about Mars and where does this knowledge come from? How would our human body have to change in order to travel to Mars and what consequences would that have for social life? The extreme conditions of space will provide us creative inspiration. Just think of the different gravitation and atmosphere or the fact that sound cannot move in space. How can we overcome these obstacles via physical hacks or cyborg components?

In Hacking Humans, Mars and the idea of traveling there a source of inspiration to think outside the box, ask questions and find solutions. First, we explore our knowledge about Mars and the human body. Then we work out how challenges can be solved and finally create visions of such an idea. With a discursive, tangible and experiential approach, Elke and Ute will guide us through this narrative. The creative-productive design of their own new wearable tech ideas is an inspiration to continue thinking after the workshop.

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“As teachers we want to show the students the back of the moon – they already know the front side.” (Elke Hackl)

This workshop is part of the create your world tour, bringing artists into the digital or real classroom for free!

School levels from the 5th school level
Format Workshop
Implementation Possible both in class on site and as an online workshop in the context of distance learning
Duration 2-3h
Participants up to 24
Support 1-2 workshop facilitators from Ars Electronica and 1 teacher from your school
Fee free