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Dr. Tegan Bristow is a South African artist and developer of interactive digital installations; Senior Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand and Director of the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival since 2016. Bristow completed PhD on Decoloniality and Actional Methodologies in Art and Cultural Practices in African Cultures of Technology, which she wrote with the Planetary Collegium at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Arts at Plymouth University in the U.K. www.teganbristow.co.za
Bristow poses questions to technological futures through the lens of African cultural knowledge and pre-colonial knowledge systems from a Southern African standpoint. An exploration of practices that run from a reflection through decolonising methodologies as a cultural response to technology and neo-liberalism, to the significant contributions of...
This paper is an exploration of research around and on the presentation of the Post African Futures exhibition. The exhibition, held at the Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg in South Africa in 2015, acted to challenge the understanding of contemporary digital and communications technologies in relation to contemporary African cultures. Through this the...
This article addresses Technology Arts Education in South Africa, in particular the case of the development and mutant growth of the Digital Arts department at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg from 2003 to present. The article addresses the difficulties of working in a strongly discipline-orientated university system, and the sma...
In South African slang ‘Half-Tiger’ refers to five rand, half of a ‘Tiger’ (ten rand) and amounts to approximately 60 US cents. It is at the ‘Half-Tiger’ level of commerce where contemporary and deeply afro-urban digital cultural practice is found. A mass street level culture that in East Africa is driven by the mobile phone as socio-political deve...
This article takes Afrofuturism as a model for addressing the concerns for digital and technology arts practice in Africa. The focus is on a mechanism for decentralization of a centralized western worldview. Cyberfeminist notions from Haraway's 'Cyborg Manifesto'; propositions for an African Science Fiction; and Bouriaud's 'Radicant' are additional...
This paper shares the findings of a contextual enquiry into Internet cafés and their users in Johannesburg, South Africa. High densities of Internet cafés in less affluent areas of Johannesburg have been identified, which speaks to a need for computer and Internet access which is otherwise inaccessible or insufficient at places of home, work or stu...