Journey - Fair Tech and Virtual Fun
IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] (NL)

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.

IMPAKT Workshop: VJ-ing in Zoom
Jeroen Witjes (IMPAKT), Sabrina Verhage (Creative Coding Amsterdam)

Want to shine during the Bal Masqué on 11 September? This workshop is about VJ-ing and focuses on creating video backgrounds and other video effects to use in your performance. We learn how to create and use virtual backgrounds, visualizations and gifs and looping videos to create a vibrant, fun presentation.

IMPAKT Workshop: Face and body filters
Yun Lee and Jonathan Reus, from iii,, The Hague (NL)

Use filters like a pro and get ready for the Bal Masqué. With the use of software like Zoom, OBS and Snap Camera, we can create our own virtual backgrounds, digital masks, video compilations and even perform live coding and VJ sets. In this workshop we delve into the colorful world of filters, guided by performing artists Yun Lee and Jonathan Reus from iii.

Bal Masqué: EMAP Closing Party at Ars Electronica, organized by IMPAKT
European Media Art Platform (EMAP), IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture]

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 VJ-sets. We will have many international partners and guests, since it is the closing party of the EMAP 2018-2021 program. You are all invited to wear your craziest digital masks and party with us.

CODE: Reclaiming Digital Agency
IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] (NL), School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe (DE)

As our lives are increasingly taking place online, digital rights are important. But what are our online rights? How can we influence policies? CODE brings together artists, non-artists, politicians and policymakers in a dialogue to implement and improve laws and legislation that will protect our rights as digital citizens and online consumers.