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Meet the New Female Voices of Digital Art at Fak’ugesi 2016

The much anticipated Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, taking place from 19 August to 3 September 2016, will not only celebrate digital art and its impact on culture, creativity, arts and technology, but will also shine a light on the role women play in digital arts. With its Afro Tech Riot theme, festival organiser, Tegan […]

What will happen at Fak’ugesi 2016 

Everybody is asking what they can expect from the Fak’ugesi Festival in 2016. And while we don’t have all the details just yet (and we would like to get it to you in good form) we can start giving you little hints of what is coming your way.   It’s the year 2016, the year […]

Poem Call To Action

Theme: AFRO TECH RIOT Slogan: BY AFRICANS FOR AFRICA & OWN YOUR INNOVATION Brief: WRITE 1 poem / spoken word piece, 3 stanzas. The poem should be a call to action for people to join the AFRO TECH RIOT. Concept: It’s the year 2016, the year that the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival electrifies the [...]

Festival Residency Call

Call for Artists  Johannesburg Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Residency in collaboration with Pro Helvetia Johannesburg.  Call for artists addressing technology and/or creative technologists from the Southern African region to participate in the annual Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Festival’s Residency in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Application & Proposal Deadline: June 28th 2016 Festival Residency Focus: The focus of the Fak’ugesi Festival in [...]

Opening of the Fak’ugesi Lab Exhibition

Fak’ugesi Lab: Exploring Cultural Technologies for Future Joburg. The Fak’ugesi Residency has run the course of the Fak’ugesi Festival. Digital Artists Jepchumba, Kasia Molga, Ling Tan and Nathan Gates occupied the Basement Gallery of the Wits Art Museum exploring the theme – “Futurist Visions of Johannesburg: uncovering place and space, physical and virtual responses to […]

Fak’ugesi Lab First Thursday at WAM

Join the Fak’ugesi Lab and the Wits Art Museum for First Thursday’s in Braamfontein. From 6pm to 9pm, Thursday 3rd Sept in the Basement Gallery. Fak’ugesi Residents invite you to participate in their explorations of cultural technology for future Joburg. Join Ling Tan in an exploration of wearable technology for exploring Braamfontein in the lead up to […]

Market Hack: making & hacking for everyone!

Market Hack returns for the 2015 Fak’ugesi Festival. This year we will be situated close to the Nieghbourgoods Market  in The Grove by South Point, 18 Melle Street, Braamfontein. Sat. 29th Aug, between 10am & 4pm. A collaboration with British Council Connect ZA’s InnovationZA program with Maker Library Network.    Along side Fak’ugesi Residents and a host of exciting independent […]

Residency Events, how do YOU see the future of Joburg?

What is Johannesburg and Braamfontien like now?  How will this become part of our social and cultural futures in this city? Join the Resident artists and creative technologists to explore the future of Johannesburg. Residency FAK’UGESI LAB open to the public from 26th Aug to 12th Sept. Every W ednesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm […]

Treasure Hunting for a Smart City with Ling Tan

Join Fak’ugesi Resident Artist Ling Tan to explore wearable computing and the smart city. The future of a smart city is imagined as a city filled with sensors on every street and corner, in public and private spaces, collecting data about almost everything. How do we as individual make sense of the different types of data […]

“Reverse” Digital Hustle – 27th Aug

Growing on the Digital Hustle: Innovation and Creativity in the Digital World developed with British Council Connect ZA, in partnership with Livity Africa. Digital Hustles are a series of conversations, gatherings and activities with industry professionals and entrepreneurs to bring awareness to digital skills and creativity. With this “Reverse” Digital Hustle,  Fak’ugesi Resident Jepchumba; art and […]

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