Digital Imaginaries: Premonition

Thursday, 6 September, 2018 (All day)

WiSER and Fak’ugesi Festival invite you to:

Digital Imaginaries: Premonition

September 6, 10.00-3.00

This talk series explores how digital data practices shift how uncertain futures are anticipated and predicted. This will take place alongside the WAM exhibition to engage an exploratory debate on questions surrounding visual research, data, knowledge and decolonisation in a globalised information society. The program will include a tour of the exhibition and a focus in on the subject of vernacular algorithms, followed by a series of talks with leading theorists, philosophers and artists. 

6th September 2018

Wits Art Museum

10:00 - 10:45 Exhibition Tour and Presentation by Fiona Rankin-Smith & Dr. Tegan Bristow focusing on the Vernacular Algorithms and African Fractals projects of the exhibition.

University Corner, 19th Floor

11:00 - 11:30 Response to Digital Imaginaries: Premonition by Sarah Nuttall 

11.30- 12.15  Aesthetics of African Machine Learning with Keith Breckenridge and Richard Rottenburg

Tshimologong Precinct, 41 Juta Street (walk from UC)

12:30 - 13:30 -- Lunch at Tshimologong Precinct, with focus view on Marc Lee's installation 'EchoLocation' at Tshimologong.

University Corner, 19th Floor

13:30 - 14:00  Presentation by Artist Marc Lee on "EchoLocation",  Interactive Digital Art, Streaming Media and Language Diversity in Africa. (Supported by Pro Helvetia).

14:00-15:00 Fak'ugesi Africa Digital Residents 2018  - A focus on 'vernacular algorithms', the theme of Fak'ugesi Festival 2018 - Nkhensani Mkhari (Johannesburg), Joshua Chiundiza (Harare), Yara Mekawei (Cairo), Abhiyan Humane (New Delhi), Anoop Saxena (New Delhi), and Mathilde Buenerd (Geneva). (Supported by Pro Helvetia)