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Title:Special issue: African digital arts
Editor:Bisschoff, LizelleISNI
Year:2017
Periodical:Critical African studies (ISSN 2040-7211)
Volume:9
Issue:3
Pages:261-390
Language:English
City:London
Publisher:Informaworld Host
Geographic terms:Africa
Ghana
Kenya
Subjects:arts
information technology
Internet
comic strips
cartoons
Link:http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rcaf20/9/3
Abstract:This special issue of Critical African Studies focuses on the proliferation of African digital arts in the 21st century. Digital art is simply put, artistic work or practice that uses digital technologies as an essential part of the creative and/or presentation, dissemination and exhibition process. Contributions: The future is digital: an introduction to African digital arts (Lizelle Bisschoff); Digital media, development and political creativity - between Utopia and digital disruption in urban Nairobi (Joshua McNamara); Post African futures: positioning the globalized digital within contemporary African cultural and decolonizing practices (Tegan Bristow); Michezo Video: Nairobi's gamers and the developers who are promoting local content (Paula Callus & Cher Potter); Africa's Legends: digital technologies, aesthetics and middle-class aspirations in Ghanaian games and comics (Tessa Pijnaker & Rachel Spronk); Cartoons in conflict: Amin Arts and transnational geopolitical imagination in the Somali-language public sphere (Peter Chonka); Reclaiming African literature in the digital age: an exploration of online literary platforms (Zahrah Nesbitt-Ahmed). [ASC Leiden abstract]