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Wednesday, October 8 • 12:15 - 13:00
Digital Art: Tunis to Joburg. Innovation and New Tech leading Futurist African Arts Practices.

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Digital Art: Tunis to Joburg. Innovation and New Tech leading Futurist African Arts Practices.

This visual and graphic intensive talk presents research on digital art practices in Africa, ranging across the continent from Tunisia to South Africa. It features digital arts festivals (Cairo through Joburg); specialists digital artworks; and the super talented sound, visual and innovation driven creative practitioners emerging in new tech and maker spaces in Africa. Not only a showcase but goes further to address the critical role taken up artists in this realm. Talk is based on research by Karen Dermineur (Dakar/Paris) and Tegan Bristow (JHB) for Parisian publisher MCD, Magazines Des Cultures Digitales, Digital Afrique.

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Tegan Bristow

Lecturer and Artist, University of the Witwatersrand
Tegan Bristow is lecturer and coordinating head of the Interactive Digital Media Masters program at the Digital Arts Division of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Bristow is in addition an artist and developer of interactive digital installations... Read More →


Wednesday October 8, 2014 12:15 - 13:00 SAST
Room 1 Sci Bono

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