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iVISION AFRICA: New Media's Role In Reframing Africa (SXSW 2012 INTERACTIVE PANEL) **FULL

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Published on Mar 19, 2012

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Africa is more than AIDS, poverty, civil strife and safaris. With the ever-increasing access to digital tools Africans on the continent and all over the world are using the web to farm a new vision of Africa in the 21st Century. Social media platforms amplify and help spread this "new take" on the continent, both enabling Africans to tell their own stories and offering an alternative to mainstream media's coverage of Africa. Ultimately, using new media Africans can and are becoming the architects of what very well may be a new "African Renaissance." This Core Conversation will discuss how Africans are using the mobile and social web, what sort of content is being produced and what are the messages being communicated. This conversation will also examine new media's social and economic impact as it relates to Africa.

Jepchumba Thomas Founder & CEO African Digital Art Network

Jepchumba is an African digital artist and digital enthusiast who works hard to combine her two passions: Digital media and Africa. Jepchumba has a Masters in Digital Media with experience in New Media project management and digital production She specializes in Web Design, Digital Art, Audio/Visual Production and User Interface/User Experience. Jepchumba is also the founder of African Digital Art Network, dedicated to the African Digital Media industry.

Ngozi Odita Creative Dir Society HAE

NGOZI ODITA is founder and Editorial Dir. of Society HAE (SHAE), an online media platform designed to erase geographic boundaries and unite people based on lifestyle and their desire to create/support "art" of various mediums. SHAE's focus is to promote emerging art and culture through digital content and events.

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