nathaniel stern, Christo Doherty and WSOA Digital Arts worked together to launch Art & Technology, johannesburg (AT.joburg) in November, 2004. Its intentions are to promote, explore, discuss and exhibit art and (artists working with) technology in South Africa and the world; our first event featured the work of DATA (Dublin Art and Technology Association – and inspiration to our cause) co-founder, Jonah Brucker-Cohen.
Online, AT.joburg is a free, open source (Creative Commons content) resource for anyone interested in supporting, engaging with, or learning about, art & technology. We write about, and review, events ranging from local artist talks, to intertational artist presentations, and multimedia party/events. Offline, we host our own art/tech workshops (3-4 times a year), open to the public (charging only enough to cover our costs), and regular, free presentations (during University time, every single Friday! – even tho sometimes we forget to blog about it ;).
AT.joburg, although founded by a Wits lecturer, has no base. The events range in space from galleries, to bars, clubs, studios, and the Wits’ digital convent and lab. Our presenters are musicians, VJs & DJs, academics, artists, designers, curators, technologists, poets and dancer/choreographers.
Our aims are to showcase local work, facilitate presentations by visiting artists, and promote collaboration and dialogue between talents working in varying disciplines, backgrounds and media, at the intersection of Art & Technology.
Any event organizer or artist in the Gauteng area can contact us for a username and password, to put your events or reviews on this site; any person may throw an AT.joburg affiliated event – so long as it is in line with our goals and open to the public! We are actively recruiting leaders of the Art & Technology community for participation – both on and offline!