Thursday 28, Friday 29 June: Bond Shed, Point
Saturday 30: KZNSA Gallery
One of the myriad exciting events embedded within the massive ISEA2018 programme is the Innovation Festival Durban 2018 (IF Durban) incorporating the Disruptive Technology Exhibition taking place at the Bond Shed and Point Waterfront surrounds this Thursday and Friday.
The IF Durban 2018 welcomes all visitors to participate in their two-day workshop and exhibitions programme. The festival has a structured morning programme and an all day outdoor free public exhibition.
The main players of Intersection are ISEA2018: the 24th International Symposium on Electronic Art; Digifest05 and IF Durban, who have jointly created a city-wide showcase of dozens of workshops, exhibitions, presentations, talks, events, installations, walks, festivals and activities, and a major global conference on new media art, all of which wraps up on Saturday.
The Innovation Festival is one of the ISEA legacy projects empowering and enabling local artists and stakeholders to fly the electronic art flag after ISEA2018 has left our shores.
The first day’s programme, on Thursday 28, includes workshops: Funding Roundtable, Qhakaza Girl IT , The Pitching Den and Yakhasakhe youth programme and on Friday the fifth Future Mobility Roundtable. These workshops take place at The Bond Shed and the Bond Square at the Point.
The Keynote speakers are Matsi Modise (Simodisa Start – Ups) and Lesley Donna Williams (Tshimologong Precinct). Panel contributors are Prof Bonke Dumisa (Dumisa Invest); Patrick Schofield (Thundafund), Michelle Yorke (Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs) and Sithembiso Zwane (Grovest Venture Capital).
The Maker Fair is a highlight of the Disruptive Technology Exhibition with local innovation showcasing drones, 3D printing and 3D scanning, loads of electronics and technology, drawing robots and there will be a weather station hackathon. In addition to this there will be electronic car displays and demos by BMW. The Durban University of Technology’s Energy Drive Truck will be onsite to highlight the use of solar energy; and KDG Logistics will display an electronic refrigerated truck.
Continuing with the e-vehicle theme, there will also be a display of the first electric motor for a truck designed and built in South Africa. The engine will be dismantled for people to see its inner workings.
Visitors can also build your own drawing robot at the workshops as part of the interactive doodle spot, and there will be many more exciting exhibits; displays; demos and pop ups.
To register for the workshops, visit . The workshops cost R50 to attend and it is free to stroll around the exhibition is free for all.
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