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ZKM | Institute for Visual Media

The ZKM | Institute for Visual Media defines itself as a forum for the creative and critical analysis of a permanently transforming media culture. Since its founding in 1991 under the direction of Jeffrey Shaw, it has been among the world's leading research and production sites at the interface of digital art and information technology. As a competence center for digital visual technology, currently directed by Peter Weibel, offers an innovative environment for socio-culturally, scientifically, and economically important research and development in the fields of multimedia art and information technology.

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ZKM | Institute for Visual Media

Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe
​Germany

Tel: +49 (0) 721/8100–1500
E-Mail: image@zkm.de

In addition to its own developments with international guest artists, the collaboration with other cultural and research institutes also constitutes an integral part of the institute’s work. The spectrum of production ranges from digital video and 3D animation through to interactive installations and environments, from software systems to the real-time generation of natural and architectonic environments, as well as audio-visual applications for performance contexts.

Innovative Software and Hardware for Artistic Projects

One of the focal points in the institute’s research and development work is the area of immersive projection environments, in the framework of which, innovative hardware and software solutions for artistic projects are developed.
 
Through ongoing presentations as part of exhibitions and festivals, publications and conferences – conceived for interested audiences and professionals in the fields of art and science – the institute’s production and work is widely disseminated and is met with enthusiastic response nationally and internationally.

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