Blanca Giménez

  1. Open Discussion: What is Open Codes? © ZKM | Karlsruhe, Foto: Anne-Sophie Stolz.


    Open Codes II. The World as a Field of Data

    01.09.2018 – 02.06.2019, ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany)

    Co-curated with Peter Weibel, Yasemin Keskintepe and Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás


    While the first phase »Open Codes. Living in Digital Worlds« presented many varied examples of codes, from Morse code to genetic code, the second phase »Open Codes. The World as a Field of Data« focuses on a world that is increasingly driven by data.

    We live in a world that is not solely generated, driven, and controlled by things, words, and images, but above all by data. A vast number of electronic interfaces, like smartphones, computers, TVs, and data displays, accompany us 24/7. Fields of Data are indispensable and omnipresent.

    The second phase of the exhibition is also accompanied by an extensive supporting program with lectures, conferences, symposia, workshops and film screenings. We invite visitors to experience the museum as a thinking space, as co-working space and as an assembly, as a new form of congregating to exchange and acquire knowledge, and a new form of collaborating.

  2. Film still from Sinofuturism (1839 - 2046 AD) by Lawrence Lek.


    Open Codes. Living in digital worlds

    20.10.2017 – 05.08.2018, ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany)

    Co-curated with Peter Weibel, Yasemin Keskintepe and Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás


    With »Open Codes. Living in Digital Worlds«, the ZKM | Karlsruhe is once again addressing the subject of digitalization and the recording of the world through the binary 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 that use electromagnetic waves and computers. Mathematics and mechanics have created a new tool-based world, erected by engineers, physicists, and programmers.

    We would like to test new and perhaps unusual education and learning formats with our visitors, and create new approaches to knowledge in a relaxed atmosphere that stimulates learning. Programming, learning with bots and other new technologies should no longer pose a limit to education. Everyone should have the chance to understand what lies behind today’s digital world. Whether with free entry to events, snacks and drinks at the museum or natural work in the museum field – the exhibition will change the approach to museum installations as an educational policy experiment in the area of »Audience Development«. 

    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 code, and the way in which they are increasingly shaping the way we live and perceive the world.

  3. Foto © Felix Grünschloss

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