Conference: Fak’ugesi Digital Africa


The Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Conference,  an event of the Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Festival took place in December 2014 at Wits University.Organised by me with support of a grant from the Mellon Foundation and additional support from the Wits Faulty of Humanities Research Office.

The conference acted as a Planetary Collegium meeting as well as a conference at which for the first time the topic of African Digital Art practice was addressed from a convergent theoretical perspective by academics and artists from the continent.

As editor and organiser I proposed a thematic title “Post African Futures” in an opening paper titled: From Afro-Futurism to Post African Futures. The thematic title is both a definition and a invitation for African practitioners to develop discourse around aesthetic engagements with technology in Africa, with a focus on aesthetic engagements that act to critique and question the position of african in a globalised digital culture.

See the full list of papers and presenters of the Fak’ugesi Conference website.


A selection of papers from the Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Conference is now available as a Special Issue of the Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research.  Volume 12, Issues 2 & 3.


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