Culture Shift Zim, When Technology meets Culture
The British council in conjunction with a local technology start up Jumpstart held a unique event where they made the world of Culture mingle with Technology.
The British Council`s Arts Manager Kudzayi Ngwerume emphatically shared her vision on such amalgamations as she explored a plethora of opportunities we can harness to improve our socio economic.
I personally found a certain video previewed on technology necklaces, with various needles on it which some of them represented some frequent tweets and hashtags amazingly creative.
The way the cultural instruments were used to convey the technological developments on the social networks was quiet mind blowing
To facilitate the discussions and engagements, the groups were broken into two, the one for the techies, and the other one for the cultural experts.
Heeten Baghat, an arts professional presented to the techies and helped them see the untapped opportunities in culture which they can integrate to advance technological developments.
The use of social networks to engage and promote brands proved to be a much more popular alternative amongst the attendees
While Limbikani Makhani, a Techie, also presented to the cultural experts the various methods to integrate and move their interests by utilising technology.
Issues of lack of online payment systems were perfectly discussed with a surfeit of alternatives raised in the absence of online payment systems like Paypal .
The event was strategically setup to encourage open engagement before the attendees got back together for a speed dating, enabling the guests to openly associate
As TechnoMag had previously hinted, the event will be sailing through its last day today at Alliance Francaise and officially dubbed Culture Shift Zimbabwe.