The Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) is interested in knowledge processes and how they are influenced by digital media. The institute is an independent research institute. Its responsible body is the foundation “Medien in der Bildung” [Media in Education], a nonprofit organization under private law. The institute was founded in 2001. As a member of the Leibniz-Association, the IWM is supported equally by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal States under their joint program “Promotion of Non-University Scientific Research”.
Digital technologies have long since become living means of design, as the exhibition "Coded Art" at the Leibniz Institute for Knowledge Media (IWM) in Tübingen demonstrates.
Joachim Wedekind's exhibits are dedicated to the fusion of machine predictability and artistic virtuosity. His graphics and installations consciously tie in with the early computer art of the 1960s - and interpret and transform their themes with contemporary technologies.
With this exhibition, the IWM opens up a creative approach to its basic questions: How can digital media deepen our thinking and optimize our understanding? How can they be used to improve knowledge processes?
Dr. Joachim Wedekind is a teaching technologist and mediadidactician. Until 2012, he worked at the IWM on digital media as atool for acquiring knowledge. Since 2014 he has been productivelydealing with various forms of computer and media art and creating hisown works that present digital art in analogue form.
How can art with methods and tools of computer science be used in educational contexts? Based on the omnipresent concept of digitization, the computer science teacher Prof. Ralf Romeike (Freie Universität Berlin) explains the basics of computer art as a starting point for computational thinking.