Impakt Festival

Utrecht, Netherlands

Impakt Festival is a annual multidisciplinary festival with an emphasis on audiovisual arts. This years theme: Haunted Machines & Wicked Problems, curated by Natalie Kane and Tobias Revell. The programme seeks to address the relationship between technology, religion, magic and the occult. Through the framework of myth, magic and monsters, an international line-up of speakers, performers, thinkers, artists, designers and technologists will address how in magic, the spectacle is used to hide technical processes; in myth, how we build stories and narratives to culturally assimilate complex technologies; and how we use monsters to think about when things go wrong and people are hurt.

Related interview: #NeonMoiréShow with Liam Young [podcast]

Speakers:
  • Warren Ellis
  • Liam Young
  • Simone Niquille
  • Anab Jain
  • Legacy Russell

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