It’s all systems go for this year’s sixth edition of the Durban University of Technology’s Arts and Digital Festival (#DUTDigifest) which takes place from 13 to 14 September 2019, at City and Ritson campuses. Hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Design under the theme, Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the two-day festival features a series of workshops, presentations, discussions, exhibitions, installations, live art works and performances. “This year’s festival will focus on workshop activities for students, an animation workshop facilitated by TriggerFish Animation Studio and a coding workshop facilitated by DUT student, Gomolemo Mohapi,” said the festival manager, Magdalene Reddy.
The animation workshop will cover drawing for animation, storyboards, crafting scenes and models, camera setup and animation.This year’s Talkfest which is a permanent feature of the festival’s programme, takes place on Friday and attendees can expect valuable insights from thriving experts within the arts and 4IR fields.
Journalism graduate and entrepreneur, Amanda Mathe of Ndlovukazi, along with artist Bongani Njalo, Juan Steyn from the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources and many others will lead discussions on topics such as the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the job market, media ethics in the digital era, technovating pedagogies, to name but a few.
Saturday’s programme which starts at City Campus is filled with exhibitions from various departments within the Faculty of Arts and Design. DUT’s Information Technology department will present a showcase titled Fun Toys- Robs/VR/ 360 Degree Camera. Later in the day at the Courtyard Theatre at Ritson Campus, the Drama department will host a theatre production titled Cinderella 4.0. The Courtyard Theatre’s stage will then be transformed into a runway for a fashion show by DUT Fashion’s first, second and third year students.
For the full programme for #DUTDigifest6, go to www.digifest.dut.ac.za
Mncedisi Jiyane and Sinethemba Mvune