Week 5

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IMPAKT festival trip


Friday / Magic

Panels / Lectures

Curators talk

A summary on myth, magic and monsters.

Smart objects

When we talk about the ‘Internet of Things’, the strange animism of connected objects, we talk about magic. If we look at it as a case of ‘other people’s computers in our houses’, then what are we letting in and how do we see what goes out? And what do we lose being part of this network?

Alchemic Materials

What is contemporary alchemy? How can the narratives surrounding the history of alchemy be used to reassess our current relationship with materials, transformation and power? During this panel, bioscientists will discuss the magical properties of new materials.

Liam Young

This performance lecture took us on a tour of obscure future cityscapes and magical lands where technology lives in different ways.