International literature festival about our future

During Saturday Night Unlimited at the literary Winternachten Festival, almost twenty-five events take place on six different stages. Today you can visit a discussion about our transhuman future with the likes of Mark O’Connell (known for his bestseller To be a machine) and writer Hanna Bervoets. Together with film curator Gerlinda Heywegen, O’Connell and Bervoets also present the programme Forever Clips, Clips, Clips. Here they discuss how we have depicted life after death through the use of video clips and short film fragments. Also pay a visit to Eternal Texts, a conversation between writers about the most important texts of their lives (including Abdelkader Benali) and a screening of the classic Frankenstein from 1931, with an introduction by philosopher, engineer and innovation thinker Martijntje Smits.

This year the festival will reflect on our future with an extensive programme that focusses on technological feasibility, doom thinking, utopias and the future of democracy and humanity. This evening focuses on a wide array of topics through the use of film screenings, discussions about the festival theme and other topical issues, music, presentations of texts and conversations.

See the rest of the festival’s events that you can visit with your We Are Public membership here.

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