Critical Interventions through Bots (exercise)

In this last track of the module we will make a bot in order to get hands on with the language from which bots are made: code. 🤖

Before we dive into bot making, we will first look into the materiality of bots: How do they operate? What code is needed to make a bot? And how does a bot connect to an infrastructure, both in a technical and dialogical way?

Then we will go through a couple of basic features of programming logic to explore the computational structure of bots, such as loops, if/else statements and variables. It will help us get a better understanding of the mechanisms behind these automated agents.

After that, we will look at the code of an example bot, to study how other bot makers write and operate them.

And lastly, we will finish this module by making a bot ourselves.