The Good Robot

Ofri Cnaani on Art, Digital Archives and Activism

June 20, 2023 Dr Kerry McInerney and Dr Eleanor Drage
The Good Robot
Ofri Cnaani on Art, Digital Archives and Activism
Show Notes

In this episode we chat with Ofri Cnaani, an artist and associate lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. Artists are doing amazing things in tech spaces, not just working with tech but also using art to explore how our world is infused with data. Ofri discusses some of her projects with us, including her investigation of the fire that destroyed the National Museum of Brazil in 2018, which prompted a massive crowdsourced appeal for photos of museum exhibits taken by visitors, and her Statistical Bodies project, which humorously looks at what kind of data about bodies aren't yet useful, like jealousy and social fatigue, or what is impossible to capture about the body.