Category Archive: Art

Fierce Sun – a Word for Go-getter

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The word jua kali means ‘fierce sun’ in Swahili, but also translates to a person, businessman, or entrepreneur who can fix or practically do anything upon request. In Kenya these types of workers have… Continue reading

Can a Computer Judge Creativity?

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It may go against all we believe about art and aesthetics, but two Rutgers University computer scientiests, Ahmed Elgammal and Babak Saleh, say they have created an algorithm that measures the originality and… Continue reading

Enter the Imaginarium

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Every week I do a column for Marklives.com, the Africa’s premier site for marketers, about marketing, advertising and media. And each week we select an ad or campaign to feature as our ‘Ad… Continue reading

Make Something – Now You Can

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The ‘maker’ revolution has hit South African shores, with the Makerbot now available from Rectron. Financial Mail has done an informative report, along with a video (below). So if you’ve got about ZAR14 grand (plus)… Continue reading

Kentridge Hitting the High Notes

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One of the big ‘buzz points’ of this year’s Design Indaba was undoubtedly the presentation by William Kentridge, “The Refusal of Time.” He is exhibiting in Cape Town, but if you want to… Continue reading

SA pays homage to Hennessy in celebration of 250 years

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Longtime patrons of the arts, Hennessy has built up a collection of rare works, signatures and design works, which are to be curated and exhibited worldwide, including in Johannesburg’s Circa Gallery. Between March… Continue reading