Workshop 10 – The Art of the Museum Hack: Challenging Techno-Heritage and Data Politics

Drawing on her artistic interventions The Other Nefertiti and NefertitiBot, both created together with Jan Nikolai Nelles, artist Nora Al-Badri invites us to question truth-making, technoheritage, and the politics of data within our cultural institutions. Participants will learn how to prototype—and train—their own open-source chatbot and use the 3D capturing app to do some museum hacking of their own.

In this workshop you will learn:
▸ How to use technology for institutional critique
▸ How to 3D-scan small objects with your phone
▸ What kind of different type of chatbots are out there
▸ How to do some fun chatbot scripting
▸ How to reclaim museums as public space (!)
▸ What decolonisation is and why it is important

Level :
▸ Beginners

Requirements :
▸ Smartphone
▸ Laptop

Host :
Nora Al-Badri (DE/IQ)

Nora Al-Badri is a multi-disciplinary media artist with a German-Iraqi background. She lives and works in Berlin. She graduated in political sciences at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main. She is represented by Nome Gallery.
Her work was featured at The New York Times, BBC, The Times, Artnet, Wired, Le Monde Afrique, Financial Times, Arte TV, The Independent, New Statesmen, Hyperallergic, Smithsonian, Al Ahram, Egypt Today, Vice, Hürriyet, Dezeen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Spiegel Online, Heise, The Boston Globe, Dezeen, Archdaily, Polska, La informacion, De Volkskrant, Gizmodo, New Scientist, Popular Science and The Verge amongst others.
Her works got granted by several institutions like Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Goethe-Institut, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IfA), German Federal Foreign Office and European Cultural Foundation (ECF). Since 2009 she collaborates with Jan Nikolai Nelles in some of her works.

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The workshop program was produced in collaboration with CreativeApplications.Net