Two years ago I spoke at the IMPAKT Festival 2015 with the theme “The Future of the Past.” Together with my colleague Fernando van der Vlist and Transmediale artistic director Kristoffer Gansing we discussed different Big Data practices in our panel ‘Colossal Data X The Present.’ Afterwards we contributed to The Future of the Past, an interactive web project about how technological advancements change our perception of the past, present and future.
Welcome to the Future of the Past
We live in a world in which more information has been recorded over the past decade than in all the centuries that came before. Seas of data are ever-expanding. How will this affect our memory and the perception of time? We already explored this question during the 2015 Impakt Festival, but now Impakt’s research has resulted in a one of a kind online experience. The Future of the Past is an interactive web project for which Impakt has invited 27 key thinkers and artists to respond to a set of questions dealing with the way technological advancements change our perception of the past, present and future.
Check out our contributions at The Future of the Past.