Planet Digital

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On to Planet Digital!

When Neil Armstrong set his foot on the moon, humanity was convinced they had arrived in the future at last. In spite of this, the on-board computer of Apollo 11 with its 4KB of RAM is probably even less powerful than the chip in your washing machine. We've all become astronauts - on a light speed journey to Planet Digital.


But what will replace our compass in zero gravity? How fair is the algorithm deciding whether you receive an apartment? How much can you trust images if you can't even be sure that this text was written by a person? What is the connection between lava lamps and information privacy, and where does the raw material for our gadgets come from?

To answer these and more questions, 100 of the most creative people of the Zurich higher education institutions are inviting you to a survey of our planet.

A transdisciplinary lab for research and design

The Graduate Campus is creating a platform in cooperation with the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich that covers a wide range of topics:
In about 20 transdisciplinary collaborations between researchers and designers of the UZH, the ZHdK and the ZHAW, projects are launched on specific topics of digitalization. New methods between research and design are developed and innovative formats for the dialog with the public are put to the test in a setting with public appeal.



Juli 2021 - 05 June 2022 project period
11 February - 06 June 2022 Exhibition at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich 

as of June 2022

Evaluation and enhancement

Subprojects (extract) Planet Digital

Subprojects Digital Planet
Subprojects Digital Planet
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Planet Digital – transdisciplinary lab for research and design

DIZH Innovation Call

Dr. Katharina Weikl, UZH Graduate Campus
Christian Brändle, ZHdK, Director Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Prof. Dr. Christoph Heitz, ZHAW School of Engineering, Research focus Business Engineering and Operations Management
Prof. Dr. Volker Dellwo, UZH Department of Computational Linguistics
Dr. Björn Franke, ZHdK Department Design
Practice partner: AlgorithmWatch 

Exhibition team

Project Management & Curation Katharina Weikl, UZH Graduate Campus
Damian Fopp, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Curatorial Assistance

Manuel Kaufmann, UZH Graduate Campus
Maya Ellerkmann, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

Digital Publication Florian Ronc
Communications Jeannette Bours, UZH Graduate Campus
Debbie Zedi, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich
Mediation Nicola von Albrecht, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich