»Coding IxD - Digital:Sovereignty«
As our third format, we installed an exhibition with posters and project-videos from this year's edition of the interdisciplinary course project "Coding IxD". Since 2015, Coding IxD has taken place annually and educates students of computer science and product design alike. Beyond the experience of interdisciplinary work, we enable students to design intelligent and interactive systems: in this case, we understand "intelligence" in terms of code that connects material, form and contexts and respects human capabilities and needs. In the winter semester 2021/22, the Coding IxD seminar took place for the sixth time - this year with the topic "Digital:Sovereignty". Guided by this topic, students pursued the goal of uncovering, exploring and reshaping the socio-material aspects of digital sovereignty. Digital sovereignty describes the ability of an individual or society to use digital services (such as cloud/payment services or digital media) in a self-determined way. The student projects explore new forms of interaction between people, material and code that enable sovereign decision-making by empowering people to critically reflect on their own digital behavior. You can read more about the project here.