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Black Like Us by Tunde Giwa

Posted 24 January 2011 | By | Categories: media & technology | No Comments

Reading List African Film, The Chimurenga Library <http://www.chimurengalibrary.co.za/periodicals.php?id=26> Ukadike, NW 1994,  Black African Cinema, University of California Press Photo comics discussion on Naijarules <http://www.naijarules.com/vb/personal-journals-books-school-days/1028-atoka-photo-comics.html> “Fearless Fang of Africa,” discussion at Comic Book Resources http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showthread.php?t=130029 Olaniyan, T 1997, “The Traditions of Cartooning In Nigeria” Glendora African Quarterly Review Vol 2 No. 2, Glendora International <http://www.chimurengalibrary.co.za/samples.php?id=12&img_num=120> “Tangazo […]

The Constant Stargazer: A Nollywood Scenario (fiction) by Akin Adesokan

Posted 23 January 2011 | By | Categories: media & technology | No Comments

Reading List Adesokan, A 2004, Roots in the Sky . FESTAC; 1ST edition Adesokan, A “Ti-Jean Beats the Devil.” African Writing No 6. African Writing Ltd <http://www.african-writing.com/six/akinadesokan.htm> Adesokan, A, Olunlade, T, Olorunyomi, S. (Eds) Yoruba Ideas Journal. GlendoraBooks. Soyinka, W 1985, Requiem for a Futurologist, Africa Book Centre Ajiboye, T 2003, “Catastrophe au rendez-vous!”, A […]

New bush, old ghosts by Louis Chude-Sokei

Posted 14 January 2011 | By | Categories: media & technology | No Comments

Article Brief “The street finds its own uses for things.” writes William Gibson in his 1984 novel Neuromancer, famous for the origin of the term “cyberspace.” Using this as a starting point we look at Nigerian cyber crime, tracing its roots from the “computer village,” in places ranging from Alaba in Lagos on the West […]

Where People are Knowledge by Iolanda Pensa

Posted 04 January 2011 | By | Categories: media & technology | No Comments

Reading list Sen, P, Marie, Z & Prabhala, A, People are Knowledge, Vimeo Video  <http://vimeo.com/26469276> “Project Wiki Africa (French)” Talk: Wikimania05/DEV, 2005 <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimania05/DEV#PROJECT_WIKI_AFRICA_.28French.29> Buckland, M 2007, “Jimmy Wales’s big thoughts on Wikipedia,” Mail & Guardian, April 20 <http://mg.co.za/article/2007-04-20-jimmy-waless-big-thoughts-on-wikipedia> Wikipedia: Notability English Wikipedia notability guideline <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability> Research:Oral Citations, WikiMedia, Meta Wiki <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Research:Oral_Citations> Lovink, G & Tkacz, […]

Staged Photojournalism

Posted 20 December 2010 | By | Categories: media & technology | No Comments

Algerian artist Mohamed Bourouissa’s photographs from the series Périphéries are staged depictions of the tensions and issues affecting daily life for young people living in the suburbs of France. The artist orchestrates his photographs in carefully scouted locations, such as apartment building rooftops or subway stations, with specially selected models and strategically placed lighting. The […]

The Birth of Next

Posted 16 December 2010 | By | Categories: media & technology | No Comments

In May 2008 a call went out: “Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Dele Olojede is setting up a media business in Nigeria, launching later this year. If you, or someone you know, would love to work as a journalist in an organisation that will radically shake up the 4th Estate in Nigeria, and be one of the […]

World music

Posted 15 December 2010 | By | Categories: arts & review, media & technology | No Comments

Music brings into play tools (the voice, instruments), stockpiling points (griots,  scores, records, CDs), and distribution networks (a set of channels connecting the musical source to the listener). The emergence of the internet, blogs, file sharing networks , MySpace has opened up new modes of musical distribution, other places for music to be expressed, heard […]

The Last Newspaper

Posted 14 December 2010 | By | Categories: media & technology | No Comments

The The Last Newspaper” exhibition co-curated by Richard Flood and Benjamin Godsill is currently on at the New Museum. “The artists in this exhibition continue the exploration of the newspaper, but their focus lies in the ideological rather than the purely physical properties of the daily press. They use the newspaper as a platform to […]

Former Black Star Democrat Eyes a Green Presidency by Sean Jacobs

Posted 14 December 2010 | By | Categories: media & technology | No Comments

Writers Brief The Other Black Candidate The big “black president” story of 2008 was Obama‘s presidential campaign, however there was also another candidate for the title… Running under the slogan ‘Power to the People’ former congresswoman Cynthia Mckinney secured the Green Party nomination for president of the U.S. alongside Rosa Clemente. Her candidacy was endorsed […]

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