Impakt Festival 2018: Algorithmic Superstructures



All the names have been announced of the upcoming IMPAKT Festival: Algorithmic Superstructures! We are very happy that we have confirmed a.o. Evgeny Morozov, Metahaven, Paolo Cirio, Constant Dullaart & Adam Harvey, Mario Klingemann and Anna Ridler. More names and information can be found here!

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IMPAKT Festival 2018: Algorithmic Superstructures

Algorithmic superstructures are looking over your shoulder. Moving as you move, determining what you see, anticipating what you desire, they construct the reality around you. How and when did that happen, and why haven’t we noticed?

Algorithmic superstructures reimagine the world as a matter of computational design. Caught in the interconnections of opaque operating systems, created in pursuit of profit and control, we have become streams of data subjected to continuous analysis.

As the democratic foundations of our society are being actively hollowed out and populist rhetoric takes over public space, protocols and interfaces come to govern our experiences, aspirations, life decisions and even politics. The IMPAKT Festival 2018 explores the architecture behind algorithmic super-structures. What hidden realities and new imaginaries do algorithmic superstructures uncover in the post-truth era?

Algorithmic Superstructures offers you a diverse programme of art, technology and media culture.

The IMPAKT Festival 2018 will be curated by a team consisting of Alex Anikina (UK/Russia), Luba Elliott (UK) and Yasemin Keskintepe (Germany).

Luba Elliott (UK) is a curator, researcher and consultant specialising in creative applications of artificial intelligence. She is the founder of the Creative AI meetup and has curated events and exhibitions on art and AI.

Yasemin Keskintepe (Germany) is a curator and researcher whose work examines the politics and poetics of digital condition. Since 2016 she is working at the ZKM | Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe, where she is the co-curator of the exhibition Open Codes. Living in Digital Worlds, and most recently Digital Culture Techniques in Mumbai.

Alex Anikina (UK/Russia) is an artist, researcher and film-maker. Her work has been shown internationally, VI Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, IV and V Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin among others. She is currently a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, where she is also Assistant Lecturer in Film and the Audiovisual.