Awesome Living Intelligent Digital Art (ALIDA) is a digital art workshop using Raspberry Pi to explore the basics of artificial intelligence.
It is art. It is digital. It is alive. It can sense. It can move. It can recognise certain patterns and behaviours through physical sensors which can sense movement, light intensity and human touch. Then one can let it come alive in various artistic ways as soon as it senses the AI trained movements or interaction by a person.
The ALIDA workshop will run in two sessions, both session are the same. There will be a nominal charge of R50 to reserve a spot in the workshop. The kit to make ALIDA will cost R 1, 460.00 and can be taken home after the workshop is complete. Some workshops will have the supported kits, please contact the Festival for more information.
Workshop Requirements: Participants need to have a good understanding of how to use a computer and bring their own laptops for the workshop. Kids younger than 16 who are just learning to use a computer should come with a parent or friend for help and supervision.
Digital Imaginaries is a joined project of Kër Thiossane and Afropixel Festival in Dakar, Wits Art Museum and Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival in Johannesburg, and ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, funded by the TURN fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes). The workshop series Competences and Visions for the Digitization of Africa in Dakar and Johannesburg is financed by the GIZ commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.