Africa & New Technologies: Oulimata Gueye, critic & curator from France / Senegal

Seminars and workshop

New technologies and the soaring accessibility of media production in recent decades have allowed African countries to challenge their place on 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.

At Georgia State University, the workshop will focus on issues of Gender, Race and Social Justice in Afrofuturism and Afrocyberfeminism. Participants will take part in discussions and hands-on activities to expand their knowledge and global awareness of diversity and social justice issues in pop culture and digital culture.

At Georgia Tech, the round table will center on Oulimata Gueye’s project Non- Aligned Utopias with scholars working on Afrofuturism and African history, media and expression, such as Dr. Susanna Morris (Georgia Tech), Dr. Subha Xavier (Emory University), Dr. Gladys Francis (Georgia State university), Dr. Alix Pierre (Spelman College) and Samba Sy (Georgia Tech).

At Duke University, Oulimata Gueye will present Digital Imaginaries, a joined project of the media art center Kër Thiossane (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.

This event is co-organized by the Cultural services of the French Embassy in the United States, Georgia Tech School of Modern Languages, Georgia Tech School of Literature, Media and Communication, Georgia State University – World Languages & Cultures, CFFS- Center for French and Francophone Studies at Duke University, and Xam Xam African Digital Perspectives.

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP WITH OULIMATA GUEYE (LED IN FRENCH) OCTOBER 8, 4:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, 25 PARK PLACE, ATLANTA, 19TH FLOOR, ROOM 1909

NON-ALIGNED UTOPIAS – A ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION OCTOBER 9, 6:00 P.M.
GEORGIA TECH, BILL MOORE STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER CLARY THEATER: 225 NORTH AVE NW, ATLANTA

DIGITAL IMAGINARIES IN AFRICA
OCTOBER 10, 4:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.
DUKE UNIVERSITY, EAST CAMPUS
PINK PARLOR: 112 EAST DUKE BUILDING, DURHAM

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Illustration : © Tabita Rezaire: Inner Fire – Pimp my Brain, Courtesy of the artist.