What makes a revolution "real"? A discussion on social media and the Al-Thawra ثورة in Sudan
Lamoureaux, Siri; Ille, Enrico; Fadlalla, Amal Hassan; Sureau, Timm – 2021
The exhibition and research project Digital Imaginaries brought together artists, makers, and producers from the arts and sciences to explore digital developments on the African continent. This book presents the results of this exchange alongside other work. The contributions in this volume address phenomena as diverse as the lingering effects of toxic histories, the conflictual mining of minerals critical to the digital economy, video games, experimental architecture, the appropriation of smart city concepts, and practices of innovation. They are about the communization of resources, the digitization of elections, calls for digital resistance and decolonial healing, the relationships between humans and technology, utopia and dystopia, and the limits of reason. The texts are directed against the dominance of market interests, state surveillance, and postcolonial hegemony. Starting from positions on the African continent and in its diaspora, they contribute to the global struggle for more diverse and inclusive digital futures.