“Digital Spirit” AR Workshop

Start Date: 25 Aug 2018 — End Date: 2 Sep 2018

Cost: R

Over the period of ten days, selected participants will be able to expand their knowledge of trigger based Augmented Reality in a series of workshops with Kim Chulu Amina, Rick Treweek, and Gareth Steele while exploring our city – Joburg.  See call for participation here  (expires on the 18th Aug. 2018).

The workshop comes out of the exhibition collaboration between Wits Art Museum’s Digital Imaginaries: Premonition exhibition and Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival. This workshop will run alongside an exhibition at Wits Art Museum, part of which showcases the work that was developed in the first and much shorter workshop at the Dakar Biennale in May, 2018.  The outcomes of this Johannesburg workshop will be shortlisted to show at the ZKM in Germany in October as part of the Digital Imaginaries project.

The aim of the workshop, outside of learning augmented reality, is to explore as a theme the intersection of urban, spiritual and digital spaces in Johannesburg; the “Digital Spirit” of Johannesburg. This may explored by natural or unnatural time; through people and how they are connected; or the types of data produced and used in and about Johannesburg.  What is your understanding of the “Digital Spirit” of Jozi?

This workshop is supported by funding from German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (GIZ).

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.