Pattern Phinda Code: Beadwork to Coding

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Tshimologong Digital Precinct, Wits Art Museum and Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival are hosting a dynamic coding  exploration for creative coders. Using beadwork from the WAM collection, Tegan Bristow and Alex Coelho will illustrate and invite exploration of beadwork patterns as a reference for complex mathematics in coding.   Bristow and Coelho invite creative coders working in any medium to join them in exploring the complex layers of beadwork in code. The workshop forms part of the exhibition “Digital Imaginaries: Premonition” and  is a series of engagements that explores the notion of vernacular algorithms.

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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.


September 08 2018


Date: September 8, 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: Free
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