The Digital Civil Society Lab (DCSL) and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) have announced a new joint cohort of Non-Resident Fellows.
SpielFabrique Announces Winners of first Euro-African Game Design Incubation Programme
Enter Africa, Goethe Institut and SpielFabrique have announced that three studios out of the 6 finalists have been declared winners of the Enter Africa competition for the quality of their African video game concepts.
Google Doodle Celebrates Amaka Igwe
Amaka Igwe has joined the league of Nigerian heroes who have been celebrated by Google doodle. Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.
Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City
Under the direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, Antawan I. Byrd, practitioners were invited to respond to Nigeria’s former capital (replaced by Abuja in 1991).
Enter Africa Video Game Co-Production Platform Call for Applications
You are an enthusiastic game developer, a game designer, an entrepreneur or a studio from one of the 15 Enter Africa countries and want to further develop your game idea, produce it together with European partners and finally sell it? Then apply now with your game concept or prototype for the Enter Africa Co-production Platform!
Game Production Acceleration Programme for African Designers/Entities Opens
In the wake of the Enter Africa programme, a project implented by Goethe Institut accross 15 African Countries (Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Burkinna faso, Togo, Cameroon, South Africa, Nigeria, DRC, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia), the network and Goethe Institut have been developing new ways for future cooperation and partnerships across and beyond the continent.
Unreal Engine Facilitates Workshop in Lagos, Nigeria.
Epic Games, the developers of Unreal Engine, are coming to Nigeria to support the growing game development industry. The two-day wokshop holding in Unilag, Lagos will cover beginner and expert hacks with the engine. There will also be a special class on cross-platform conversion of projects for those who are interested in porting Unity Engine projects to the Unreal Engine.
“Video Games could help create 200 000 jobs in Africa in the upcoming 5 years”-Paradise games
Paradise Game, a Major Player in the Video Game Industry in Africa is Launching the Feja 3, the Esports and Video Games Rendez-Vous in Africa.
Facebook Releases 2019 State of Disruption Annual Report
Disruption is one of the most overused buzzwords in business. Actually being disruptive means solving age old problems in new and exciting ways that make old approaches obsolete.
University Launches Center for Social Media and Politics
The New York University (NYU) has received approximately $12 million in funding to establish a new Center for Social Media and Politics, which will research topics like how social media affects political participation and the spread of disinformation.