Exhibition »Open Codes. Living in Digital Worlds«

20.10.2017 - 05.08.2018

The lettering »Open Codes« in magenta against a background of code.

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. A new equation between mathematics and electronics has created a new tool-based world, erected by engineers, physicists, and programmers.

From the binary code (Leibniz) to Morse code, from cosmic code to the genetic code, we live in a world of codes. This exhibition, a collection of artworks and scientific works gives you the opportunity to understand this world. It will be a code-curated exhibition and demand new behavior from the visitors. The exhibition will be a mix of a laboratory and a lounge, a learning environment and a “Club Mediterranée”. Together with our visitors, we would like to try out new and perhaps unusual formats of education and learning, creating new approaches to knowledge in a relaxed and learning-stimulating atmosphere. Programming, learning with bots and other new technologies should not be a barrier anymore, but should give everyone the opportunity to understand the background to our digital world of today. Whether with free entrance to events, snacks and drinks in the museum, or public working space available to visitors - as an experiment in audience development, the exhibition will change the look and approach of museum exhibitions. The museum will be worthwhile for its visitors in the truest sense of the word.