Utrecht Garden Ars Electronica

Fair Tech and Virtual Fun - programme by IMPAKT

8 September 2021
— 12 September 2021

Location: Ars Electronica

Welcome to the Fair Tech and Virtual Fun: the Utrecht Garden by IMPAKT. In a time in which the digital world has become our habitat, where we live, meet, work, celebrate and breathe online, this year’s Utrecht Garden will focus on two topics. 

To the Utrecht Garden

In the CODE presentations we focus on Fair Tech and Digital Agency. CODE is a collaboration between IMPAKT and School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe in Berlin to bring together artists, citizens, politicians, and policy makers about issues of privacy and freedom in our digital public sphere. 

In our workshops and online Bal Masqué party i.c.w. EMAP — European Media Art Platform and Ars Electronica, we use Zoom as a playground for virtual VJ-ing and digital dress parties with masks and filters. You are all invited to wear your most crazy digital masks and party with us during this unique virtual club night.

All events and workshops below are accessible for free with an Ars Electronica ticket. Get your Ars Electronica ticket here.

If you don’t have an Ars Electronica ticket, both the CODE Reclaiming Digital Agency event and the Bal Masqué are accessible for free. The workshops are both accessible for €5,-.

Claim your spot for CODE and the Bal Masqué and buy your tickets for the workshops here.

CODE Reclaiming Digital Agency
CODE brings together artists, non-artists, politicians and policy-makers in a dialogue that is aimed at the implementation of laws and legislation that will protect our rights as digital citizens and online consumers. For 5 months we worked closely together in a series of workshops, a social hackathon and a symposium about issues of privacy and freedom in our digital public sphere. At Ars Electronica 2021 we present the results of the programme, with a presentation by Frederike Kaltheuner, tech policy analyst, researcher and data-justice advocate.


Bal Masque EMAP x IMPAKT
The Bal Masqué is a virtual club night: a corona-proof merger of an online dance battle, a digital masked ball and a multitude of individual VJ-set. You are all invited to wear your most crazy digital or real masks and party with us.


Workshops face & body filters
Use filters like a pro and get ready for the Bal Masqué


Workshop VJ-ing in Zoom
The Video Background workshop will teach you how to create and use virtual backgrounds, visualizations and gifs and looping videos to create a vibrant, fun presentation.




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