Call for papers: Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Conference

Fak’ugesi Festival , Johannesburg, South Africa
04 Dec 2014 - 07 Dec 2014

Call for papers: Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Conference

The Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Conference is calling for papers. The conference will be held from 4 -7 December in extension of Fak’ugesi Festival and proposes to reflect on the activities of the festival as well as present local and international research on the cross over of art, culture and technology in Africa and the world.


Session Theme 1: The Post-Digital Organic
Convened by Prof. Roy Ascott

Session Theme 2 : Post-AfroFuture: Art, Culture and Technology in Africa
Convened by Tegan Bristow

Session Theme 3 : Innovate, Collaborate, Educate: Art-Technology Education
Convened by Prof. Christo Doherty

Session Theme 4 :Technology Dreams : A Panel Reflecting on Technology Art Festivals and on the Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Festival
Convened by Tegan Bristow


Abstract Submissions: 6 October 2014 

– Title
– 6 – 8  keywords
– 300 Word Abstract
– Contributors Name, Bio Information (100 words) and Bio Photo
– Contact details and institutional affiliation

Please send your abstract submissions to Tegan.bristow@wits.ac.za clearly indicating the session theme to which you are applying. If your paper or presentation is accepted for the conference you will be informed and invited to submit a full paper for presentation and publication.

The Deadline for the Final Paper Submissions is 3 November 2014

There is space for international papers, but the primary focus will be on papers that explore South African and African practices and research. Call for Papers details can be found in this document: CallForPapers_Fakugesi2014

Most importantly papers will be published as peer reviewed in a special edition of  the Technoetic Arts Journal .  A highly rated Journal run by media art pioneer Roy Ascott.


More Info:

Conference Dates: 4 – 6/7 December 2014

Conference Website: conference.fakugesi.wits.ac.za/

More on the Fakugesi Festival so far: www.facebook.com/Fakugesi

Location: Joburg Centre for Software Engineering’s new Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein and the JoziHub in Milpark, as well as Wits University’s East and West Campus and in Braamfontein.


The Fak’ugesi: Digital Africa Festival is an umbrella event hosted by Wits University and the JoziHub in Johannesburg.  The Festival is aimed at coordinating and curating a number of stand-alone conferences, exhibitions, workshops, short-courses and other activities in the inner city of Johannesburg that will promote the fusion of creative and technical development in Africa by “switching on the power” of digital culture.




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