TECHNOLOGY & CULTURE ?

We believe in the power of technology. We believe in the promise of  culture.


Constantly seeking new ways in which digital solutions can change how heritage is curated, preserved and disseminated.

We are particularly keen on exploring the use of cutting edge interactive technologies to document African arts and culture and create a new frontier for it in a digital age. Our inspiration stems from a deep commitment to the continent’s diverse history, and a  curiosity that  drives us to continuously push the limits of digital heritage and culture.

INTERESTS

Computer science, history and everything in between..

Modelling of Museum narratives to support visitor interpretation
User interaction with heritage websites and apps
Multimedia storytelling through photography and film.
Digital Documentation and Visualization

PROJECTS

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Ancient Manuscripts of Timbuktu is a virtual reality application that uses leap motion technology to provide an interactive, natural way for users to engage with digitized manuscripts. Inspired by the recent destruction and continuous threat to Timbuktu’s priceless scripts, this application seeks to provide a life beyond digitisation and change how we interact with digitized historical materials. Not just as a series of documents and images stored in an indexed database, but as valuable items that possess an authenticity and integrity of their own.

Poster for SAVE THE RAILWAY EXHIBITION MAIN (2)

Save The Railway is a project dedicated to preserving and documenting Kenya's antique railway stations which are at risk of dilapidation and demolition. As Kenya's infrastructure undergoes significant structural changes, this project captures and preserves the historical and contemporary settings and perspectives of hundreds of Kenyans around the country and world.

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Started in 2012, Thee Agora is a history and culture blog that provides well curated and insightful pieces on different cities, events and occurrences in Kenyan history. By combining photo essays, videos and personal anecdotes it brings to life forgotten narratives that have impacted thousands of people within and outside Kenya. Spreading as far as Australia, Canada and the United Kingodom.

The People's Archive is an all-inclusive, free-to-use digital archive that seeks to provide a platform where users can share personal & social memories on various aspects of Kenyan history. Its aim is to contribute a much needed human narrative to the country's overall social and cultural landscape. It takes into account modern day digital archiving standards and establishes a user generated forum that can be used for research and educational purposes.