Can Utrecht take the IMPAKT?
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IMPAKT about to hit Utrecht
There’s less than a week till the festival!
IMPAKT will bring you an extraordinary international line-up and a great exhibition this year. Expect to learn more about algorithms of all shapes and sizes in talks, panels, screenings, games and exhibitions.
Exhibition: Algorithmic Superstructures
Opening 24 October – 17:00 – 19:00
Fotodok/Casco and IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture
This will carry on until 11 November
Opening hours during the festival: 10:00 – 18:00
Opening hours after the festival: Wednesday- Sunday 13:00 – 18:00
Thirteen international artists, duos and collectives share their perspectives on the algorithmic superstructures that challenge the fabrics of society. They illustrate how algorithms shape our thinking, our perception and value system, and speak to a need for accountability and new forms of public democracy.
Taking part are:
Paolo Cirio, Dries Depoorter, Constant Dullaart & Adam Harvey, Foundland Collective, Chloé Galibert-Laîné & Kevin B. Lee, Kyriaki Goni, Egor Kraft, Pekka Airaxin, Alina Kvirkveliya, Karina Golubenko, Sam Lavigne, Anna Ridler, Donna Verheijden, Klara Vith, Coralie Vogelaar and Patternist
The opening programme IMPAKT Festival 2018
With Adam Greenfield
25 October at Het Huis Utrecht, Theaterzaal
20:00 – 22:00
The festival will be opened by a festive introduction to the festival that includes
writer Chris Keulemans, and artists Coralie Vogelaar and Mario Klingemann, all leading up to the opening lecture by urbanist and writer Adam Greenfield who will talk about Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life and the need for a critical awareness of the technologies we embrace, as well as the modes of resistance available to us.
A real scoop!
Eliot Higgins of Bellingcat
Online fact-checking in a Post-truth world
27 October – Het Huis Utrecht, Theaterzaal
17:00 – 18:30
During the festival Eliot Higgins will give a lecture about the methods and techniques of the open source investigation collective Bellingcat. Higgins is the founder of Bellingcat, also called “the rockstars of online investigative journalism” after their ground-breaking discoveries in the MH-17 disaster, the Syrian civil war and, only recently, in the Skripal poisoning case.
Metahaven – An Exit (Revisited)
27 October at Het Huis Utrecht, Theaterzaal
20:00 – 21:00
Join IMPAKT for a keynote by the world-renowned Metahaven, who are currently having a museum survey in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. They will be giving a presentation about the possibility of exiting the superstructure. The work of Metahaven consists of filmmaking, writing, design, and installations, and is united conceptually by interests in poetry, storytelling, digital superstructures, and propaganda.
SkinGazers by Omsk Social Club
Introduction: 13:30 – 16:00
24 October at Het Huis Utrecht, Koepelzaal
Throughout IMPAKT festival you can take part in the orchestrated life experiences of SkinGazers, a new game by Omsk Social Club. SkinGazers will put your temporary body in context with the universe’s vastness, allowing irrationality to invade your technorationalists way of living for a moment or a lifetime. Sign up now at www.skingazers.com
And there is much, much more…
Find Out More
Sunday 4 November, IMPAKT Event: Utrecht Digitaal
13-15 November, IMPAKT Workshop: The Bellingcat Method
23 November-30 December, IMPAKT Exhibition: A World Without Us
12 December, IMPAKT Event: Post-truth Cinema: Truth in Numbers?