Hacking Humans Workshop NMS Reichraming, Credit: Christian Wirth

Tinkerbells on Tour aka. Elke Hackl and 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.

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

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

Elke Hackl
School levelsfrom the 5th school level
ImplementationPossible both in class on site and as an online workshop in the context of distance learning
Participantsup to 24
Support1-2 workshop facilitators from Ars Electronica and 1 teacher from your school

Questions? Interested?

For further information and booking inquiries please contact tour@ars.electronica.art

The create your world tour is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 824581 as part of the ‘OSHub’ project.