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Nynne Just Christoffersen

Karnov Group

Nynne Just Christoffersen is a Copenhagen-based developer with a background in Art and Design History. She has worked in different capacities for last couple of years; as a developer, coach and supervisor in startups and nonprofit organisations.

What I learned from building a twitter Art Bot

Rijksbot, is a twitter bot I built with Ruby that responds when you tweet to it with an image culled from the Rijksmuseums collection, scraped from the museums’ API. If you tweet the word ‘flower’ at the bot, I’t’ll bring you an image of a flower etc.

For this talk I’ll reflect on the following:

  • What is a bot.

  • How to we find creative ways to access vast archives of public data?

  • What is the value of communicating with images?

  • How do we handle messy data?

These questions are shaped equally by my background in art history, love of twitter and curiosity.