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Exhibitions 2014

February 12−14, 2014
Cryptologicum
Understanding cryptography

An exhibition by the Kompetenzzentrums für angewandte Sicherheitstechnologie (KASTEL) [Competence Center for Applied Security Technology]
at the ZKM_Museum Balcony and at the ZKM_Media Lounge
In the context of the Anti-Prism-Party 2nd Season on Wed, Feb 12, 2014

Information in Deutsch
Guided tours

“Cryptography” is the science of encoding information. It has decided wars, secured atomic rockets during the Cold War and, in more recent times, made online shopping possible. Whereas in past decades and centuries it has been understood as complicated secret coding, today, “cryptography” is the technology of information security for protecting secret data from unauthorized readers or unwanted changes.

With increasing digitalization, calls for a more advanced method for data encryption became louder. With the use of “cryptography”, it was possible to prevent an infringement of sensitive data. However, in that the use of a cryptographic principle is – naturally – based on extremely complicated algorithms, a high degree of expertise continues to be required for its application.

With the exhibition “Kryptologicum”, the Kompetenzzentrum für angewandte Sicherheitstechnologie [Competence Center for Applied Security Technology] (KASTEL) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) seeks to make this theme comprehensible. In collaboration with the ZKM | Karlsruhe, the cryptographic method should be made playfully tangible and experienceable to visitors. With interactive stations the public is invited to come and try out, and be shown, by way of the station “Coin Toss via Telephone”, for example, how “Cryptography” makes possible the apparently impossible. Alongside this, a unique collection has been collated, which provides a historical overview of the theme, and, among others, an “Enigma” machine dating from the Second World War can be seen. With the further development of such historical methods, and the possibility of modern cryptography, the exhibition initiates a critical investigation into present-day IT security.

Guided tours through the exhibition:
Wed, February 12, 2014
from 10 a.m. every hour until 3 p.m. Guided Tour through the exhibition
ZKM_Museum Balcony
Duration 45 min, max. 30 People
Registration with Johanna Klotz at Tel: 0721/ 255171-206 oder by E-Mail at: info@anti-prism-party.de

from 11 a.m. each hour until 1 p.m. Lectures
ZKM_Media Theater
Duration 45 min

11.15 a.m. as well as from 12 p.m. every hour until 3 p.m. Security Cinema
ZKM_Lecture Hall
Duration 30 min

Thurs, February 13, 2014
4 p.m. & 5 p.m. Guided Tour through the exhibition
45 min, max. 30 People
No registration required
Enquiries to Julia Hesse by E-Mail at julia.hesse@kit.edu

Fri, February 14, 2014
4 p.m. & 5 p.m. <Guided Tour through the exhibition
45 min, max. 30 People
No registration required
Enquiries to Julia Hesse by E-Mail at julia.hesse@kit.edu

For further information, please go to: www.kryptologikum.de

An exhibition of the Kompetenzzentrum für angewandte Sicherheitstechnologie [Competence Center for Applied Security Technology] (KASTEL) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in cooperation with the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe



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