Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Conference and Journal Publication

We are pleased to announce that a selection of papers from the Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Conference is now available as a Special Issue of the Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research. The Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Conference ( an event of the Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Festival) took place in Dec 2014 at Wits University. Organised by Tegan Bristow with support of a grant from the Mellon Foundation and additional support from the Wits Faulty of Humanities Research Office. See the full list of papers and presenters of the Fak’ugesi Conference...

First VJ Workshop at Wits Digital Arts

Michele Dykes, a Wits Digital Arts Animation MA alumni, returned to Digital Arts this March to run a two-day VJ workshop on Friday 6th – Saturday 7th for students and anyone else interested in exploring this growing field of practice and experimentation. Michele has been developing a reputation as a VJ and projection-mapping artist in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Under the name VJ Fantasmagoria, Michele has been performing at live music events, dance clubs, parties and product launches.  She has also participated in several international festivals of live visualisation. Students on the workshop were taught basic content creation techniques, including animation and live-action for VJing. They were also introduced to the interface and features of the popular VJing software, Resolume Arena K. Over the course of a Friday afternoon and night going into the following Saturday the students prepared for a practical live performance on Saturday evening at a public event at Cabanga in...

The electronic music festival takes place at Wits, 9-13 September.
Since the first festival in Johannesburg, 2005, Unyazi festivals have provided a platform for South Africa’s flourishing community of electronic composers and an interface with some of the most highly regarded international artists currently working in the field.

Last week, Matthew Hahn visited the Division of Drama, and interacted with students in Performance Studies 4, Arts Management and in Open Forum He spoke about studying abroad, specifically the St. Mary’s Study Aboard programme as well as more generally about other opportunities in London.

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