Future Lab Africa

English

Art and Innovation

Future Lab Africa is an interactive space that engages cultures of technology through critical aesthetic explorations in Africa. Future Lab Africa came about as the Post African Futures contribution of digital artist Jepchumba, from which the project has evolved as a research collaboration between with Tegan Bristow. Future Lab Africa hopes to create lasting networks and public engagements which extend beyond the exhibition incorporating research and multi disciplinary methodologies as a basis of understanding new developments in the African digital art space.

Episodes

Fakugesi Digital Art Residency – Nathan Gates

Nathan Gates is an artist currently based in Johannesburg. He holds a Master’s degree in Digital Arts from The University of The Witwatersrand where he also lectures part-time. His work focuses on the domestication of knowledge brought in part by the growing ubiquity of digital technologies and its accompanying technological modes of thinking. In his […]

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Fakugesi Digital Art Residency- Ling Tan

In this episode Tegan Bristow interviews Fak’ugesi Resident Ling Tan. Short Description A festival residency which hosted three disciplines hardware (maker), software and arts with the Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Festival in Johannesburg South Africa. Residents comprised of two artists from the UK, Ling Tand and Kasia Molga, and two artists from South Africa, Nathan Gates and […]

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NTU: The State of the Internet

Jepchumba in conversation with the NTU. NTU is an agency concerned with the spiritual futures of the Internet. Founded by tech healers Bogosi Sekhukhuni, Nolan Oswald Dennis and Tabita Rezaire, NTU seeks to enhance intersubjective virtual user possibilities. NTU provides decolonial therapies for the digital age.

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Just a Band

In this episode we speak to long time friends and musicians, Just A Band from Kenya. The group was formed when their members were studying at Kenyatta University. They went on to release the song “IWINYO PINY” accompained by a self-made animated music video. Initially the song received little airplay to to its unconventional musical style, […]

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Storytelling, China & South Africa

Jepchumba in conversation with South African filmmaker Lebogang Rasethaba on his latest film Future Sounds of Mzansi. He discusses his discovery of storytelling through Film through his projects and studies in China.

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