Day Three brings on a long and varied selection of speakers – sure to keep our brains functioning at a high gear as we wrap up this awesome Indaba.
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg works in the space where synthetic biology and design meet. She’s worked on projects that programmes bacteria to do useful things, like determine whether water is safe to drink and even diagnose illnesses.
Matthew Carter follows hot on her heels at 9:40. If you haven’t heard of him, how about some of his work. Does Verdana, Georgia and Tahoma sound familiar? Those are all his creations – see all of them here.
At 11:30 two of the most interesting People of the Internet will be doing a joint talk. We’re talking about the awesome “proctastiworker” Jessica Hische and Marian Bantjes (above). Jessica created this incredible site explaining how Twitter works to her mother. That alone deserves a massive amount of respect. Marian is known for her intricate style of illustration.
One of the greatest minds of the advertising industry as we know it, Sir John Hegarty, will be speaking next. He’s got a long and illustrious list of accomplishments – founding BBH, coming up with Vorsprung Durch Technik, making Levi’s cool and (most importantly, we feel) essentially finding Brad Pitt. All the Team Red ladies are eternally grateful for that last fact.
Lastly, there’s our hometown boys Spoek Mathambo, Bogosi Sekhukhuni and The Smarteez. They’re sure to add a South African and distinctly Jozi spin to this internationally renowned platform.