Impakt Festival 2017: Haunted Machines & Wicked Problems

Impakt Festival 2017: Haunted Machines & Wicked Problems, curated by Natalie Kane and Tobias Revell, took place from 25 until 29 October.

The programme of this edition of Impakt Festival intended 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 addressed 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.

2017 Programme Booklet

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2017 Festival Trailer