Nobodies-for.bots II

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Nobodies-for.bots II
Name Nobodies-for.bots II
Location Todays Art - Bleyenberg Floor 1
Date 2018/09/22
Time 14:00-18:00
PeopleOrganisations André Fincato, Cristina Cochior, Genevieve Costello
Type Meetup
Web Yes
Print No

Nobodies Workshop-image cybersyn-room 0.jpg

From the Turing Test to the Amazon Mechanical Turk, role-playing has represented a significant force in furthering the ideology of technological innovation.

Nobodies-for.bots is a quick and dirty workshop by Hackers and Designers, where participants are put inside a thriller-scenario and must play it out with the other participants: humans and bots alike. This is an exploration in reality-making and collective-being in a pan-usership and truths-rich era.

The workshop kicked off with simple role play exercises to develop the characters and set the scene. Participants plugged in their own text lines into the bots’ code as part of co-character and plot development that would unfold IRL via the messaging application Telegram. Then we played out the narrative, making a collective and kaleidoscopic story with characters that reflect upon decision making amongst new kinds of kin.



todaysart festival 2018, Den Haag.



  1. download and install a text-editor (atom, visual studio code, etc.)
  2. git clone or download the github repo
  3. set up python (we are going to use python 3.6):
    • download python 3.5.6 from here
    • or:
      • install xcode: xcode-select --install (ref)
      • install homebrew: /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL" (ref)
      • setup PATH: add export PATH=/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:$PATH to ~/.profile (ref)
      • install python 3.6: brew install python3
  4. run python to test everything works as expected: python3

More informations on Todays Art website!