Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival
Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival 2018, “Tap Your Afro Source Code”
With the 2018 theme ‘Tap your Afro Source Code’ this year’s programming is centred on bringing to the table important African visions and futures, by tapping into the sources of African tradition and culture alongside technology, creativity and innovation. Explore how local culture can move and change the future of technology. What would you call a vernacular algorithm? What is algorithm in IsiZulu? How so you understand and unpack the source code of your African Identity ? In 2018 Fak’ugesi Festival calls on you to explore the algorithms, patterns and fractals of Africa! In digital art, music, games, VR, digital makers or the way you braid your hair.
The Tshimologong Precinct located at 41 Juta Street in Braamfontein will again be at the heart of festivities, sharing activities in 2018 with Wits Art Museum and the Point of Order. From the isiZulu term meaning “add power” or “put on the electricity”, Fak’ugesi acts as a platform that brings together diverse digital and technology sectors to collaborate and share skills in digital media and technology innovation.