Africa & New Technologies | Oulimata Gueye – Digital Imaginaries in Africa

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 Duke University, Oulimata Gueye will present Digital Imaginaries, a joint project of the media art center Kër Thiossane (Senegal), the Wits Art Museum & Fak’ugesi Festival (South Africa), and the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Kalsruhe (Germany) which links digital technologies and Africa with a view towards reevaluating the dominant imaginaries that shape contemporary digital practices.

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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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.