The Nigerian film industry – colloquially known as Nollywood – is enormous, innovative, and digital. We are working to extend its capacities with new media technologies such as games, mobile and social media. In addition, we are developing social messaging campaigns within Nollywood films in particular around health issues. Come see emerging technologies and film content, including the feature-length Nollywood film we produced and are premiering.
The Technologies and International Development Lab at Georgia Tech researches the practice, the promise, and the peril of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in social, economic, and political development. We study the risks and rewards of ICT systems for people and communities particularly within Africa and Asia. We explore issues of rights and justice in a digital age. And we examine new forms for inclusive innovation and social entrepreneurship enhanced through digital systems.
The T+ID Lab is an interdisciplinary community bringing together computer and social scientists with design and policy specialists. We collaborate directly with stakeholders outside of the Lab to critique technologies, invent new ones, and research how and why (or why not) ICTs can serve as a tool to empower, enrich, and interconnect.