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Off to Planet Digital!

Self-learning algorithms, rare earths, and robots bestowing blessings: In the exhibition Planet Digital, mounted by the University of Zurich and the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, innovative research teams meet up with creative minds from the fields of design and art. In around 25 installations, they invite visitors to experience the science of digitalization with all their senses. 

“Digitization” originally referred only to the conversion of analogue information into digital data. But today the broader phenomenon known as “digitalization” is fundamentally changing our world. To explore the implications of this transformation, the exhibition Planet Digital at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich relies on the creative collaboration between research and design. Starting February 11, computational linguistics will meet up here with interaction design, psychology will contend with virtual reality art, and political science will engage with visual communication.

Hosted by the University of Zurich in cooperation with the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, the exhibition was developed jointly with Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and made possible by the Digitalization Initiative of the Zurich Higher Education Institutions (DIZH) and the Mercator Foundation Switzerland. 

On view: February 11 – June 6, 2022 

Location: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Ausstellungsstrasse 

Hubertus Design / Michael Latzer - UZH, Digitale Dreifaltigkeit, 2021, © Animation: Hubertus Design