At the intersection of culture and emerging tech Africa has a story to tell.
Image courtesy: Google Arts & Culture
As we scrolled through the awe-inspiring website and digital repository in collaboration with the Timbuktu Rennaissance, UNESCO, The Zamani Project, 4D Africa, Instruments for Africa, and Google, we could not hide our excitement!
#SparkJoy Finally witnessing a thoughtful and validating use of tech to document, honor, celebrate, reclaim, digitize and make equitable and accessible African content. Be sure to check it out, it is definitely an impressive start to what I hope would be a much more nuanced digital representation of Africa’s ongoing rich heritage and history to and for the world.
Heritage Month convos on Twitter #SpacesWithGamor
March, particularly the celebratory 6th of March (Ghana’s Independence Day) ushers a month of reflection for nationalistic, pan-African & Afropolitan pride. Going through the annual motions, my Eliu Gift Hub team and I decided to open up our weekly Twitter conversations on Spaces, to spotlight:
- Ghanaian, African and by extension Global positionality: What is the Ghanaian Dream?
- Arts and Culture, Beyond the Year of Return and into our Future
- Women SHeroes, Holding Space in highlighting and spotlighting
- SHeroes II, engaging with sexuality with the Adventures From community
The impact and ubiquitousness of technology and access to information, thanks to mobile phones & social media/tech companies’ global reach, daily cannot be overstated. During the months when our heritage can and must be showcased, it is such a privilege to engage with phenomenal guests and partners. If you (or anyone you know wants to join in the conversations from the comfort of your couch; as you passively listen in your work-study; while taking a walk in the neighborhood; or with a Bluetooth device connected to your car stereo on a long drive, then kindly click here.
Be well, be safe, be loved.
Africa Heritage Technology: Bamba with Gamor Weekly on #SpacesWithGamor #Storytelling
Originally published to Unpacking Africa newsletter’s 15,000 + subscribers on March 12th, 2022.