Petra Olschowski – Open Codes. Living in Digital Worlds

Exhibition opening address

Exhibition opening address
Duration
11:50
Category
Lecture/Talk
Date
19.10.2017
Description

Today we live in a globalized world that is controlled and created by digital codes. From communication to transportation (of people, goods, and messages), everything is guided by codes. Mathematics and mechanics have created a new tool-based world, erected by engineers, physicists, and programmers.

Artworks and scientific works based on digital as well as on analog codes are presented in the exhibition. The works visualize and explain the complex dynamics of codes, and the way in which they are increasingly shaping the way we live and perceive the world. The exhibition analyzes the ingress of codes into our lives, and the structures of knowledge they generate.

Video Documentary:

ZKM | Institute for Visual Media

Camera: Frenz Jordt, Martina Rotzal
Editing: Frenz Jordt