Digitalität und Verantwortung
Many people at group tables at a lecture
Fri, March 22, 2019 10 am – 5.45 pm CET, Conference

Where are the challenges, opportunities and risks of digitization for art and culture? What are the ethical challenges of digitization? How are the role and self-image of art and culture changing in the digital society? 

The second dialogue event of the »Digital Worlds« Forum will discuss the ethical and legal foundations on which a responsible digital cultural policy must be based. Participants from all disciplines will jointly address the fundamental questions of the digital future in the cultural sector.

Digital Debate
In order to enable everyone to contribute suggestions and questions, a digital debate will take place during the conference of the Ministry. The Internet audience is invited to participate in the event via video streaming and social media. An online editorial team will moderate the digital debate and reflect it back into the event room again and again. Thus, questions asked on Twitter under #digitaleweltenBW can be directly integrated into the discussion by the participants on stage.

Start of the Live Stream: 10.00 am


10.00 am                           


Welcoming and Introduction

  • Petra Olschowski, State Secretary at the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg

  • Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Peter Weibel, artistic-scientific chairman ZKM

  • Dr. Tobias Wall, forum leader »Digital Worlds«


10.30 am


Keynote »Digitality and Responsibility in Cultural Institutions«

  • Prof. Dr. Markus Gabriel, International Center for Philosophy Bonn


11.00 am


Discussion of the Keynote


11.20 am




11.45 am


Impulse Lectures and Table Discussions

  • Prof. Dr. Claus Pias: »Digitality – End or Beginning of Enlightenment?«

  • Micha Pallesche: »Digital Maturity as an Educational Task«

  • Prof. Dr. Sabiha Ghellal: »Digital Art – Economy or Criticism«

  • Prof. Christiane Riedel: »Management Responsibility in the Digital Cultural Sector«


1.00 pm


Anika Meier: Presentation of the Results


1:15 pm


Inspirational Impulse

  • Steven Walter, PODIUM Esslingen: »Machine generated and therefore valid without signature« 
    Authorship and music creation in the digital world


1.30 pm




2.30 pm


Keynote »Digitality and Responsibility in Artistic Production«

  • Prof. Dr. Eyal Weizman, Director of the artistic collective »Forensic Architecture«, Goldsmiths University London 


3.00 pm


Discussion of the Keynote



3.30 pm




3.45 pm


Impulse Lectures and Table Discussions

  • Barbara Zoé Kiolbassa: »The Role of Art and Art Mediation in a Digital Society«

  • Prof. Andreas Hykade: »The Work of Art in the Age of Digital Reproducibility«

  • Prof. Walter Kriha: »KI, Blockchain – New Responsibility through New Digital Instruments for Art«


5.05 pm


Anika Meier: Presentation of the Web Discussion by the Social Media Team


5.15 pm


Joint Closing Statement


5.45 pm


End of the Conference


Organization / Institution
Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg