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    IMPAKT FESTIVAL 2016

    The Value of Authenticity in the Post-Digital Age

    26-30 OCTOBER 2016

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  • THE FUTURE OF THE PAST IS HISTORY

    The Impakt Festival 2015 took place from 28 October – 1 November: a five-day multi media festival with exhibitions, lectures and screenings at different locations in the city of Utrecht (NL).

    The Impakt Festival 2015: The Future of the Past (in a World Well Documented) offered reflections and new ideas on the future of ‘history’ and on the future of the ‘future’, including existing and new notions of ‘memory’, the ‘past’, ‘recollection’, ‘prediction’ and ‘free will’, in the framework of the almost unlimited data recording and storage capacities that are (being) developed in the world today. 

    Historical, poetical, technological and philosophical approaches were combined to discuss the question of how a digitally created and conserved memory will construct our conceptions of the past and the future.

    In a world well documented, future and past will not be what they used to be.