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Hacking Humans for Space Exploration

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Let’s imagine that we had the task of preparing a Mars expedition of the future, 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?

Node: Ars Electronica

Key topic: Learning, space as inspiration, artist and scientists.


  • 19 October, 2020

  • 22 October, 2020

Venue : Ars Electronica Center, Ars-Electronica-Straße 1, 4040 Linz, Austria

Workshop host: 

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

In Hacking Humans, Mars and the idea of colonising it is 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.

Link to workshop:

For inquiries contact:

Laura Welzenbach
Ars Electronica

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