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.
// JOURNAL & CONFERENCE PUBLICATION
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.