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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 […]

A MAZE/JHB – new 2015 CI

A MAZE/Johannesburg,  the Games and Playful Media Festival at Fak’ugesi have just announced their stunning new CI for 2015.  Here’s a sneak peak . . .

BodyTech – first announcement

BodyTech is going to be one of the most exciting and innovative parts of Fak’ugesi 2015. Curator, Jessica Denyschen of Ar(t)chive, has just announced the programme for the BodyTech events on 4 and 5 September.  For anyone who is seriously interested in one of the most happening areas in South African contemporary performance  the engagement […]

Media Release: BodyTech 2015

       In 2015 The Ar(t)chive, South Africa’s leading dance and physical performance archive, launches BodyTech in collaboration with the 4th edition of the Fak’Ugesi Digital Arts Africa Festival.   BodyTech debuts as an innovative platform for exploring the South African performing body’s relationship with technology. This initiative explores the historical and current landscape of contemporary […]

A MAZE to return to Fak’ugesi with more games and plenty to play with!

  PRESS RELEASE – 29 JULY 2015 Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival 2015 will feature the return of A MAZE./ Johannesburg, South Africa’s premier International Independent Games and Playful Media Festival. In its 4th year, A MAZE./ Johannesburg 2015 will bring digital and analog games, interactive arts, music, and all things playful to Braamfontein from […]

The 2015 Fak'ugesi Residency crew

Meet the Fak’ugesi Residents

Creative Technologists, Digital Designers and Makers of Awesome. Our 4 Fak’ugesi Residents will be occupying the Wits Art Museum basement gallery in the creation of an open  Fak’ugesi Lab for the full 3 weeks of the festival! Their brief is to engage Braamfontien, its people and its streets as a location to explore creativity and […]

Market Hack will be in The Grove Courtyard

No longer just on “the streets of Braamfontein”, the Market Hack will be hosted by South Point in their courtyard space, The Grove.  Situated at South Point Central  on the corner of  Melle  and Juta streets,  The Grove is in the heart of the bustling student accommodation scene that has greatly contributed to the area’s […]

The countdown begins – in just 30 days . . .

It’s one month to go before the 2nd Fak’ugesi Festival. This year the Festival will run over three weeks and will feature far more integration between the different events in Braamfontein spanning technological and cultural/artistic innovation. When we started this Festival in 2014, the project has two primary goals: To create a space for the […]

Facebook’s Kent Beck at Agile Africa 2015

The third annual Agile Africa will feature Facebook’s Kent Beck. Taking place at the Protea Hotel, Parktonian from 24 – 26 August 2015, this year’s line-up, according to hosts Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE), includes some of the software industry’s brightest minds. “We are excited to have Kent Beck as one of our keynote […]

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