Skip to content
Home » Innovation program » Cluster » Arts


Being a spider – Virtual Realities as spaces for learning and experience

The Being a spider project enables a unique change of perspective through a sensory-enhanced virtual reality experience. Users are immersed in the world of the spider and can thus experience its world in the museum. Core team Prof. Niklaus Heeb, ZHdK Departement Design Isabel Willemse, ZHAW Angewandte Psychologie Practice partner Museum… Read More »Being a spider – Virtual Realities as spaces for learning and experience

Augmented Ecospheres

Complex natural spaces are under pressure all over the world today. The aim of the project is to communicate this acute threat posed by the climate crisis using innovative digital communication methods and artistic productions, without putting further pressure on these natural spaces. Artists and scientists from the Telematic Performance… Read More »Augmented Ecospheres

Conversations with Stanley

“Conversations with Stanley” enables the audience to have conversations in real time with an emotionally responsive artificial intelligence. The project aims to make technology tangible in a low-threshold way, encourage critical reflection and open up a public and broad debate on the role of algorithms in our society. Learn more… Read More »Conversations with Stanley

Re-Experiencing History

This innovative AI-powered project aims to transform historical texts into visual representations, making ‘lost’ history accessible to all. It has broad applications in education, museums, and beyond. The project’s Proof of Concept includes creating a user-friendly web application, showcasing historical moments, and developing a sustainable roadmap. Team:  Prof . Dr.… Read More »Re-Experiencing History


A knowledge archive of the art of film cineMINDS is developing an international online platform for the collection, research and publication of craft knowledge in the art of film. We open up innovative perspectives for dealing with large video corpora in the digital humanities, promote a low-threshold accessible publication of… Read More »cineMINDS

Histories for the Global Present. Digital Co-Creation in School and Museum

Historical collection objects have a lot to tell about the global interconnections of our present. Often, however, they lack a contemporary translation. The project is developing a digital mediation platform that enables students to question the objects themselves and place them in new contexts. Core team:  Prof. Dr. Sophia Prinz,… Read More »Histories for the Global Present. Digital Co-Creation in School and Museum

The Museum of the Future

The project examines the potentials, areas of application and implementation possibilities around digitality for a forward-looking museum practice. Knowledge is being developed that will make the museums in the canton of Zurich fit for the future, but also invites the population to expand its knowledge in the field of digitalisation.… Read More »The Museum of the Future

Planet Digital Exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung Zürich On view: February 11 – June 6, 2022 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… Read More »Planet Digital