An Interview With Ngugi wa Thiong’o » onlineJournal | The Liberator Magazine

RT @Luv_oNelani: ‘Art Revolutionises, The State Conserves’, Empower African Langauges For Access, Ngugi Interview http://t.co/hbBAaEcJIn vi…

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One of my most favourite African authors.  I have read all his works – fiction and non-fiction.  Brilliant mind.

What does ‘being African’ look like? | Design Indaba

Design Indaba | A better world through creativity | This is the question Garth Walker asked himself in 1994 when he started “ijusi” magazine – and he is still asking it…

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Rwanda’s Jifunza Preserving African Culture through Technology

Rwanda’s Jifunza Preserving African Culture through Technology

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Must Read Report: The Internet’s Latest Disruption – Knowledge.

Know or die: risk and opportunity of Knowledge 2.0

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Rwanda’s Artistic Renaissance – AllAfrica.com

Rwanda’s Artistic Renaissance AllAfrica.com A distinctive “Rwandese style” – a fusion of contemporary Western techniques and traditional Rwandan images – has also begun to emerge, the fruits of which resemble Central African versions of Picasso and…

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Meet the BRCK – rugged internet for Africa – How we made it in Africa

How we made it in Africa Meet the BRCK – rugged internet for Africa How we made it in Africa “Turns out that you can build a device that is actually made for our context here in Nairobi and it has huge value not just in Africa but also in Europe…

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Somaliland: Africa Utopia is Back First Names Announced for 2014 Festival – SomalilandPress

Somaliland: Africa Utopia is Back First Names Announced for 2014 Festival SomalilandPress New work by contemporary artists and designers will be presented across the site, including video, wall works, photography, performance art, and design…

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david adjaye to construct south african pavilion for johannesburg – designboom | architecture & design magazine

DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA (D_ZA) has announced that british architect david adjaye will construct a temporary public structure in johannesburg.

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Cape Town To Open Massive African Art Museum

Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront will soon be home to the world’s biggest museum of contemporary African art.

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Open Design Cape Town – highlight of winter – Bizcommunity.com

Open Design Cape Town – highlight of winter Bizcommunity.com This year’s Open Design Cape Town takes place from 13-23 August 2014, at Cape Town City Hall and various venues across the city, under the theme, ‘Design is for Change’, marking South…

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How do you communicate earth’s cultural heritage to aliens …

Imagine a spaceship that is sent on an intergalactic mission. It is unmanned, but there is a little bit of room for an object that represents earth’s shared cultural heritage, in the event that the spaceship is found by an intelligent …

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Digital Learning Futures: 3 things about future learning

A keynote presentation for the minicon Reform Symposium conference on May 4, 2014. Online global.

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Teddy Roosevelt Library to Rely on Digital Efforts – ABC News

Teddy Roosevelt Library to Rely on Digital Efforts
ABC News
Unlike the presidential libraries that came before it, however, the Roosevelt library will feature a collection that is primarily digital.

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The Age of Erasable Books

What a society chooses to rewrite is as revealing as what it records in the first place.

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What Happens When Digital Cities Are Abandoned? – The Atlantic

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What Happens When Digital Cities Are Abandoned?

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Is Social Trust a Cultural Trait? | Social Evolution Forum

Yesterday’s blog proposed that the most useful approach to understanding the evolution of large-scale complex societies is to view them through the lens of Cultural Evolution. To make this discussion more concrete, let’s look …

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The Digital Lives of Teens: “If You Don’t Have a Plan for Them, They Will Have a Plan for You”

Teachers should make an effort to understand how best to operate in their students’ digital world if they hope to make learning engaging and relevant.

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Could the UK lead the world’s new digital economy? – TechRadar UK

Could the UK lead the world’s new digital economy?
TechRadar UK
The digital opportunity is simply enormous. Global social and economic systems are being re-configured at an incredible rate.

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Digital Revolution – reviews of ‘vibrant’ digital culture show – The Week UK

The Week UK
Digital Revolution – reviews of ‘vibrant’ digital culture show
The Week UK
A new exhibition of digital creations, Digital Revolution, has opened at the Barbican.

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A museum about Muslim slaves in South Africa – www.worldbulletin.net

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A museum about Muslim slaves in South Africa
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She adds “They brought occupational crafts. The Muslim women were tailors as the men were craftsmen.

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Young Freddie Clothing Wants You to Promote African Culture …

Kenya’s YoungFreddie clothing, a designing company specializing in footwear, T-shirts, shorts, blazers, trousers and shirts with an African touch aims to promote local design and fashion and amke it timeless.

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Bringing African Swimwear to the USA market – Design Colab

African swimwear? Most people probably associate Africa with the safari, the textiles, the languages, the history but this amazing continent also has a fabulous shoreline of beautiful beaches. And you know what that …

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Juliet Wanyiri launches Foondi Design, an African… – The Prepaid Economy: African Edition

Juliet Wanyiri launches Foondi Design, an African industrial design company | The Prepaid Economy (Photo: Juliet Wanyiri launches Foondi Design, an African industrial design company | The Prepaid Economy http://t.co/yetEekJiOh)…

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Filmmakers Highlight Global Black Cinema

A seminal moment in Black cinema comes from John Singleton’s 1991 debut Boyz n the Hood, when young Tre Styles explains to his grade school class that everyone there is descended from Africa, where…

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Beyond institutions – personal learning in a networked world – by Stephen Downes

In this presentation I look at the needs and demands of people seeking learning with the models and designs offered by traditional institutions, and in the spi…

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Amazon Launches File Sharing And Collaboration Tool – Forbes

GigaOM Amazon Launches File Sharing And Collaboration Tool Forbes Finally the news that most commentators were expecting with Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) announcement that they’re taking on the not insignificant task of carving out a point of…

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Mobile phone bling may be a personal, but also cultural thing – Phys.Org

Phys.Org Mobile phone bling may be a personal, but also cultural thing Phys.Org In a study on culture and mobile phone customization, researchers found that people from Eastern cultures tend to be more motivated to change the look and sound of…

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NGOs Launch Digital First Aid Kit – EFF

NGOs Launch Digital First Aid Kit EFF When faced with a digital emergency—whether someone has hijacked your social media account or your website is being DDoSed—can be difficult for non-technical people to discern what the problem is and what the…

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A special report on cyber-security Defending the digital frontier – The Economist

A special report on cyber-security Defending the digital frontier The Economist Among the most prominent recent victims has been Target, whose chief executive, Gregg Steinhafel, stood down from his job in May, a few months after the giant American…

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Monegraph’s bid to authenticate digital objects to kick off – ZDNet

Monegraph’s bid to authenticate digital objects to kick off
ZDNet
Whether or not you think Bitcoin is going to become the next world currency, there is no denying it is a game-changing new technology.

Source: www.zdnet.com

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