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Digital Imaginaries in Africa

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Thursday, October 10, 2019
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

New technologies and the soaring accessibility of media production in recent decades have allowed African countries to challenge their place in the cultural world scene. Critic and curator Oulimata Gueye's research focuses on the impact of digital technology on urban popular culture in Africa, and on the imaginary worlds it produces.

Oulimata Gueye will present Digital Imaginaries, a joined project of the media art center Kër Thoissane (Senegal), Wits Art Museum & Fak'ugesi festival (South Africa), and ZKM | Center for Art and Media Kalsruhe (Germany) - articulating digital techologies and Africa together with a view to reevaluate the dominant imaginaries that shape contemporary digital practices.