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2021-01-16 07_58_42-How Facial Recognition Technology Is Different In Africa - Worldcrunch 2
XNubiaPhi is a secure virtual space that serves as a hub for individuals exploring different aspects of Afrofuturism, a cultural movement grounded in African (universal) spiritual principles, philosophy, science, mythology, technology innovation, and artistic expression.
Visual Art / DesignAfrican fashion in film: Hollywood’s Afrofuturism
From “Do the Right Thing” to “Black Panther,” designer Ruth E. Carter has defined African fashion in Hollywood for over 40 years. Ruth Carter won her first Oscar for the elaborate costumes she designed with the help of 3D-technology for the groundbreaking 2018 blockbuster “Black Panther.” The costumes now form the centerpiece of an exhibition entitled “Ruth E. Carter – Afrofuturism in Costume Design” at the SCAD Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta…. (read more)
LiteratureWomen Who Fly: Nona Hendryx and Afrofuturist Histories
(This essay is featured in Boston Review’s new book, Ancestors)
A Sun Ra tribute concert by a member of the pathbreaking pop group Labelle leads to reflections on how Black women artists and scientists have often been at the vanguard of their disciplines—though most are still awaiting due recognition. On the last night of Black History Month, February 29, 2020, I attended a concert held in the Temple of Dendur… (read more)
MusicA Guide to the Afrofuturist House Music of Dirty Bird
In 1996, filmmaker John Akomfrah created the character of the Data Thief as a narrative device to offer an insightful study of Afrofuturism in his film The Last Angel of History, which links Black musicians including George Clinton, Derrick May, and Sun Ra to Akomfrah’s thesis about the role of technological fantasy in Black artistry across genres and mediums. In 2019, another Data Thief—this one named Dirty Bird—travelled here from Mars, releasing a potent house album… (read more)
Film / TV / VideoALL ARTS presents Afrofuturism: Blackness Revisualized
Inspired by African religions and culture from the continent and across the diaspora, Black futurist artists and thinkers reimagine worlds of freedom and liberation where Black people have true power and agency over their lives. Afrofuturism: Blackness Revisualized, the new Afrofuturist film festival from ALL ARTS, presents the possibilities of Black futures through the imaginations of 10 filmmakers… (read more)