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“For the fifth year A MAZE. is welcoming african and international independent game developers, artists, forward thinkers, vr designers and digital activists in Johannesburg to exchange tools, skills and ideas in the fields of independent games and playful media. This year we like to create positive chaos!" --- Thorsten S. Wiedemann, founder and director of A MAZE.

A MAZE. / Johannesburg is also a public event. Open arcade with the best selection of amazing independent videogames and alternative games with weird controllers. We bring together what belongs together. Games, music and people. 

A MAZE. / Johannesburg is an annual evolving platform for african and international playful media artists. Also a playground for everyone who wants to experience the magic of the Human-Human-Machine interaction.

A MAZE. provides an intensive 3-day program with talks, workshops, panels, hypertalks, screenings, artistic games, VR experiences, playful installations, concerts, av performances and party in the heart of Johannesburg, Braamfontein. 

Since A MAZE. is the first festival of that kind in Africa we have the responsibility to create a platform that grows from inside to secure the longterm goals like a national funding systems, more and effective international collaborations between universities, institutions, cultural agencies, studios and creatives

Thanks due the funding by the City of Johannesburg we’re also able to create one A MAZE. Pop up in Soweto. 

More infomations on www.amaze-johannesburg.co.za

A MAZE. / Johannesburg is part of Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, curated and organized by A MAZE.

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Thursday, September 1 • 13:00 - 15:00
This is how I VJ (+ generative art micro-jam show-and-tell) LIMITED

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This "workshop" is really a talk and a genreative art micro-jam mixed into one session:

The talk is basically about my short time as a VJ. For 3 or so weeks I went around conferences in the EU, VJing with an interactive demo that somewhat resembles "art", played next to the heros I didn't know I had, and generally reveled in the fact so many of us live with everyday when creating: "I have no idea what I am doing". I generally stumbled uphill, feeling blind and disoriented, but managed to make something cool in the end. I'll also show the cool thing I made, of course.

The talking bit will be like 30 mins, we can all also chat about not knowing what we are doing and reassure each other that no one really minds. And after that there is a bunch of time where we can mess around with generative art programs! Please bring any generative art experiments you've made! No matter how small! (not required to bring anything if you don't have :) ) We'll share our info and knowledge and colours and shapes <3

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I have no idea what I am doing, I try implement shit that is cool
raxter is a freelance indie game developer originally from Cape Town who now is based in Berlin. Whilst they have developed some skills, in general they have no idea what they’re doing. Otherwise loves generative art, obsessed with colours, somehow found themselves making trippy... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2016 13:00 - 15:00 SAST
The Digital Innovation Zone (DIZ), 3rd Floor 111 Smit Street