Who Can We Trust?
Above a series of three passport images with deepfakes is the exhibition title, "Who Can We Trust?"
Digiloglounge N°1
Sat, 18.12.2021 – Sun, 27.02.2022

We are trusting. Not a day passes that we don't use digital technologies and services, even though we don't understand their technical and legal foundations. The exhibition »Who Can We Trust?« would like to encourage you to take a closer look.

What knowledge would be necessary to enable us to judge which digital offerings are actually trustworthy? From an artistic and scientific perspective, the exhibition asks whether and how we can reliably detect deepfakes or phishing emails, whether artificial intelligence techniques should help us identify fake news, and which consequences it could have if eye tracking becomes an everyday technology.

Short video statements by scientists from the digilog@bw research network answer the question of trust from the perspective of their current research project. Interactive installations developed at universities give visitors the opportunity to test their own digital competence. And artworks invite visitors to look at everyday digital life from a distance, discover new topics and enter into a conversation with one another - about autonomy, knowledge and participation under the conditions of digitization.

digilog@bw - Digitization in Dialogue

The temporary exhibition in the Digiloglounge is part of the research network digilog@bw - Digitization in Dialog, which was initiated in 2019. More than 50 scientists from the humanities, social sciences, law, economics, media and communication sciences, ethics and computer science as well as interdisciplinary technology assessment are involved in the interdisciplinary project, which is supported by seven Baden-Württemberg universities and non-university research institutions. ZKM invites you to gain insight into this research work and to enter into an exchange with the scientists through a series of talks, lectures and workshops. 

With contributions by Andreas Baur, Marc Debus, Jeff Donaldson, Michael Färber, Daniel Heiss, the Institute of Information Systems and Marketing (IISM) (KIT), Bernd Lintermann, Ralf Müller-Terpitz, Tobias Länge, Moritz Langner, Stephanie Lepp, Alexander Mädche, Phillip Matheis, Maria Pawelec, Gaëtan Robillard, the Research Group Security - Usability - Society (SECUSO) (KIT), Peyman Toreini, and Melanie Volkamer.


Kuratorische Mitarbeit: Jenny Starick, Laura Schmidt
Technische Projektleitung: Anne Däuper

Organization / Institution
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien

Universität Mannheim
KIT | Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
IZEW |  Internationales Zentrum für Ethik in den Wissenschaften
gesis | Leibniz Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
IDS | Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache
IWM | Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien
ZEW | Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung


Supported by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg from funds of the state digitization strategy digital@bw.


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