Shaping Digital Futures
Light-flooded exhibition space: Digiloglounge
digilog@bw. The Research Results
Thu, October 13, 2022 7 pm – 9.15 pm CEST, Symposium
Media Theater
Language: German

Digitization is transforming all areas of life. Analyzing the effects of this far-reaching transformation in order to create a basis for the informed planning of possible futures was the goal of the research project »digilog@bw - Digitalization in Dialog«, which was initiated in 2019. The concluding symposium provides insight into the research results and invites to a get-together. 

The interdisciplinary »digilog@bw« project, which is being conducted by seven Baden-Württemberg universities and research institutions, involves more than 50 scientists from the humanities, social sciences, law, economics, media and communication sciences, ethics and computer science, as well as technology assessment. The concepts of "autonomy", "knowledge" and "participation" were points of orientation for both the individual research topics and the joint reflection. 

After three years, a selection of the research results will be presented in compact formats. The spectrum ranges from the question of fairness and diversity sensitivity of algorithms to the dissolution of boundaries between work and private life, where advantages and disadvantages are assessed very differently, but the need for "boundary management" seems to be a matter of consensus. 

The discussion »Do science and society enter into dialogue through art?« addresses the lessons of the three-year science education program, which – under the leadership of the ZKM – countered the pandemic-related restrictions on dialogue with new formats. 

The final discussion takes up the fundamental question, which was also addressed to the project team by the citizens, to what extent the digital transformation can be shaped at all – by civil society and politics – and what role digitization research may play. 


Eva Wolfangel will lead through the evening

Thursday, October 13, 2022

7:00 pm                                   


Thomas Fetzer (University of Mannheim)

7:10 pm

Video presentations I

A selection of research results in the form of short video statements


Dynamics of participation in times of digitalization. Use of digital media, misinformation, and political trust
Marc Debus (University of Mannheim)


Neutrality of Digital Platforms from an Economic and Legal Perspective
David Klock (University of Mannheim)

7:25 pm

digilog@bw compact

A selection of the research results in the form of short presentations moderated by Eva Wolfangel


Diversity-sensitive technology for more social justice in the digital society
Laura Schelenz (University of Tübingen)


Digital technologies in the boundary between professional work and other spheres of life: Autonomy and demands on boundary management
Julia Iser (University of Mannheim)


Privacy-aware user-centric Internet-based services (EN)
Peyman Toreini (KIT)

8:00 pm

Do science and society enter into dialogue through art?
Sabine Faller (ZKM), Jessica Heesen (University of Tübingen), Margit Rosen (ZKM) and Sabina Zweil (ZKM) moderated by Eva Wolfangel

8:25 pm

Video presentations II

A selection of research results in the form of short video statements


Ethical and Social Implications of Deepfakes
Maria Pawelec (University of Tübingen)


AI-based Voice Assistants as a Source of Information
Franziska Gaiser (IWM, Tübingen)


TrusD (Trust Indicators in the Digital World)
Lukas Aldag (KIT)

8:40 pm

The digital transformation is taking place. How can we shape it?
Michael Decker (KIT), Thomas Fetzer (University of Mannheim) and Jessica Heesen (University of Tübingen) moderated by Eva Wolfangel.



Michael Decker (KIT)

9:15 pm  

Get-together in the ZKM foyer


Event Organization

Jill Bühler (Project management, University of Mannheim)
Margit Rosen (Project management, ZKM)
Laura Schmidt, Jenny Starick (Project assistance, ZKM)

Accompanying program