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Night of Ideas - Debate on the theme "Power to the Imagination" - 31 January

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Debate on the theme of "Power to the imagination"

"World 3.0: Do new technologies mean new creativity?"

 

On the 31st of January, join us for an evening of debate and unique audiovisual experiences !!

 

>> Tshimologong, 39-47 Juta street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Doors open at 17.30 to enjoy the audiovisual experiences* and the cocktail.

Debate start at 19.00, followed by a Q&A.

 

As new technologies are being invented, new kinds of content appear with new aesthetics and new structures of knowledge. Keeping in mind existing projects happening in South Africa, we will discuss the impact of new technologies on content: how much do new technologies reshape existing material and how much do they create new sorts of content. From archives to contemporary art pieces, through to the retransmission of classical music concerts, artists, searchers and VR specialists will debate around the conceptual link form/content, in the context of the breakthroughs in new technologies.

 

Four persons and one moderator will then take part in the debate:
- Sarah Bruchhausen, archive researcher, will approach the question of the restauration of the archives of the Rivonia Trial
- Hélène Adamo, co-director of the project Mozart 360, will present her point of view concerning the use of new technologies for concert and music
- Tegan Bristow, interactive media artist and lecturer at WITS University will provide specific insight on the use of new technologies in culture
- Banele Khosa, Gerard Sekoto winner, will present his personal way of using digital medium in an art process.

Lesley Donna Williams, CEO of the Wits Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, will moderate the debate.

 

*Before the panel discussion, visitors will be able to listen to some extracts of the Rivonia Trial, to experience VR Mozart 360 and to go through Banele Khoza's art piece process. The display of these three different projects will be the public's first encounter with the debate topics.

 

Free entrance but RSVP essential by 26 January
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