S2, E6: Dr Anja "Nanna" Venter - Feminism at parties, making art, and democratising digital design
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Today's episode touches on so many topics - dating while feminist, male tears, making feminist art, democratising digital design, and the importance of honest conversation. 

Dr Anja "Nanna" Venter is an ‘artstronaut’ working at the intersections of art, culture, and technology. Find her on Instagram, here https://www.instagram.com/nannaventer/

She has a degree in visual communication, a Masters Degree in Media Studies, and a PhD in Information Communications Technologies for Development. Her PhD looked at how digital creative tools, particularly those on mobile devices, can assist in democratizing visual design capabilities. She currently works as a postdoctoral fellow at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in the department of applied design.

In 2016, Anja was listed by VISI in their ‘Artists We Love’ section for the work she was doing on her Instagram at that time. Anja has worked a s a lecturer in digital illustration, user-centred design, media theory and research, and interactive media. She has also worked in game development, as an interactive media creative consultant, a researcher, a designer, and a teacher.

Anja has, as she describes it, ‘made pictures’ for a variety of platforms and purposes, from commercial work to comics, games, and apps. She has also written articles, opinion pieces and comics. Visit her shop and buy yourself some art. https://www.nannaventer.co.za/ And listen to her podcast, Bad Form, here https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/bad-form-the-podcast/id1342545020

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