Africa & New Technologies | Oulimata Gueye – Round table discussion

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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.

This roundtable at Georgia Tech will focus 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).

OCTOBER 9, 6:00 P.M.
GEORGIA TECH, BILL MOORE STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER CLARY THEATER: 225 NORTH AVE NW, ATLANTA

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

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