Digital Utopia
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When: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Johannesburg, Gauteng 
South Africa
Contact: Steffen Fischer
+27 11 559 1703

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Digital Utopia is a platform which brings together trans-disciplinary artists and designers, practitioners and academics to discuss and share the future theory and the application of digital art and design in Africa. The goal is to learn about fundamental questions and issues related to expressions of art and design through multiple mediums of computational aspects in making and fabrication. The objective is to provide an academic platform for discussing ideas and initiating collaborations that will pioneer new approaches in this area in Africa, and provide a venue for disseminating research results. Through this platform, we intend to build cross-domain collaborations and connections from backgrounds including architecture, interior, art, industrial, jewellery, fashion design, multimedia, and graphic design. It is influenced by disciplines of computer science, mechanical engineering, human-computer interaction, biology, material science, robots, and applied math.


Wednesday 21 August 2019


12h30 Panellists arrive

12h40 Welcome & A4 flyer handout to audience


Session ONE:

12h45 Panellist #01 Steven Moore, Photogrammetry

13h05 Panellist #02 Michael Balkin, Owner of Content Bar Creative Agency

13h25 Panellist #03 Sarah Harding, (Unit 14)

13h40 Panellist #04 James Howard, (Unit 13)

13h55 Brief discussion + Q&A


Session TWO:

14h05 Panellist #05 Stephen Hobbs, Multi-digital medium Artist

14h15 Panellist #06 Marcella Del Signore, Architect and Academic

14h35 Panellist #07 Nico Van Loggenberg, GSA

14h55 Panellist #08 Frederick Kannemeyer (Unit 12)

15h10 Brief discussion + Q&A


Session THREE:

15h20 Panellist #08 Ruben Smit

15h40 Panellist #09 Michaella Janse van Vuuren

16h00 Panellist #10 Izak Potgieter (Unit 12)

16h15 Panellist #11 German Bodenbender

16h35 Q & A opened to audience chaired by Denver Hendricks

16h45 Closing remarks (Denver Hendricks & Marcella del Signore)

16h45 Wine Bar

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