Buried deep at the end of an obscure panel discussion.
He goes in
The Future Weird short film screening series out of Brooklyn joins The AfroFuturist Affair in Philly for an evening of sci-fi, experimental, speculative & weird short films by directors from Africa and the Global South, with live, thematic musical interludes from experimental/electronic artists Marlo Reynolds and Moor Mother Goddess.
Join us on Saturday, May 10 at LAVA Space from 4 to 9pm to screen two of The Future Weird’s curated tracks, VISIONS OF EXCESS and IN SEARCH OF A BLACK ATLANTIS,
Many go to church on Sundays for inspirational music and message, but last Sunday I was at the Moondance event at MOMA’s PS1 in Queens for them. Organized by DJ King Britt, the event, which took place in tent dome, featured several DJs, several musical performances, poetry and a discussion on Afrofuturism. The afrofuturistic event was filled with the interplay between fragments of past and future…
Really happy to share that my Afrofuturistic inspired series for my portfolio will be today (17th) and the 18th featured at Semaine Africaine at Sciences Po Paris, organized by ASPA (Sciences Po Students Association for Africa)
We’d like to extend a huge thank you to each of you for liking, reblogging and following this tumblr and supporting The Shadows Took Shape programming.
This will be this tumblr page’s final post but we suggest following The AfroFuturist Affair moderated by guest blogger Rasheedah Phillips.
P.S. You can purchase the exhibition’s catalogue here.
See you in the afrofuture,
Studio Museum in Harlem
thanks so much for the love Studio Museum! it was truly a pleasure and an honor to guest blog such a fly blog and to co-host the Kindred book club with John Jennings. Peace into the Afrofuture - rp
airbrush clouds cause Im lazy
OH NO THAT’S REALLY CUTE
Sixty years after the Supreme Court declared an end to “separate but equal” education, many schools have moved back in time, isolating poor black and Latino students in segregated schools. ProPublica investigates Tuscaloosa schools, among most rapidly resegregating in the country.
ARE STEAMFUNK, DIESELFUNK and SWORD & SOUL NECESSARY? Countering Negative Images of Black People in Science Fiction and Fantasy
As kids, we grew up with our imagination running wild though our minds. As least I did! I would spend hours bent over a book, flipping recklessly through pages for words and images to feed my daydreams. Kgabale illustrated work offers up little brown girl dreams that I would have loved to come across as a child. But even as an adult, I can still appreciate and admire the creativity behind each piece.
OMG THIS IS AWESOME!
I would frame these and place them on my wall, love them that much.
The show will answer the question what exactly is AfroFuturism from the founder and creator of The AfroFuturist Affair.
The AfroFuturist Affair is a community formed to celebrate, strengthen, and promote Afrofuturistic and Black sci-fi culture through creative events, community workshops, blogging, and creative writing. The Afrofuturist Affair uses proceeds from events to fund the Futurist Fund Community Grant. The AfroFuturist Affair is a founding member of Metropolarity.net, a 215 Speculative Fiction Collective.
R. Phillips is a Philadelphia public interested attorney, speculative fiction writer, the creator of The AfroFuturist Affair, and a founding member of Metropolarity.net. She recently independently published her first speculative fiction collection, Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales).
In honor of her birthday, I wanted to re-post a Q&A I did with Octavia Butler a few years before her death. She had such a rich voice, and she was so gentle and sweet with me as I stumbled through our interview. I had just discovered her work, and I adored her vision and talent. It was the first…
Bolaji Badejo who played the alien creature in the film Alien, England, 1978. Photographed by Eve Arnold.
well that makes alot of sense..this big black monster impregnating an innocent pure white girl…lord why.
hollywood sure has an easy time finding brown and black people to play terrorists, thugs, drug dealers, gangsters, servants, “barbarians”, hypersexualized or desexualized caricatures but all of a sudden you need a lead role and
gosh where did they go i swear we put them here right after zero dark thirty??