Open Codes. Living in Digital Worlds
A woman stands in front of a wall with several screens and digital representations
Wed, March 13, 2019 – Fri, May 31, 2019
Please note: The exhibition is not open to the public.

The ZKM presents a travel version of the exhibition »Open Codes« at the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection in Berlin. On display are works that deal with the power of algorithms in ethical, political and legal environments.  

We live in a world that is generated, controlled and monitored by data. Digital codes shape our present and have a profound influence on all areas of our lives, on economy and society, politics and justice. They deal with questions such as: Who is accountable for self-learning softwares? How can algorithms be defined and how can their intellectual abilities be legally evaluated? How should citizens and institutions deal with their data in the future? And how should algorithmic processing be regulated by law?

Federal Minister Dr. Katarina Barley invites the audience to a panel discussion at the BMJV on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition. What does it mean for a society when more and more personal data is collected and shared? This is the topic of the panel discussion »Social Scoring – On the Way to a Transparent Society?« In addition, »Social Scoring« will be reflected in an international comparison.

The panel discussion is available as an online video.

Exhibitions team

Technische Projektleitung: Martin Häberle

Organization / Institution
Federal Ministry of Justice and Protection and ZKM | Center for Art and Media

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