An Educational Guide to Afrofuturism

(Event posted on inmenlo.com. Photo Credit: Celia C. Peters)

“An Educational Guide to Afrofuturism” is a multimedia primer on the definition, origins and foundations of Afrofuturism. It explores the cultural phenomenon across its various expressions in art, music, film and fashion, including an introduction to the players whose works comprise the genre. On Wednesday, April 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, resenter Celia C. Peters will provide a multifaceted introduction to what is one of the 21st century’s most powerful cultural juggernauts…”

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Erika Alexander On NFTs Giving Back Black Creative Ownership, Afrofuturism And More

Article by Njera Perkins on shadowandact.com. Photo credit: Maury Phillips.

“Actress Erika Alexander is on a mission to give Black creators their creative control back by way of the latest cryptocurrency innovation. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the newest form of cryptocurrency taking over the digital space, and Alexander is a true believer that they’re the game-changing tool that’s redefining art across literature, entertainment, music and more…”

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Portraits by Sam Onche inspired by ’90s fashion, video games and Afro-futurism

Article by Katy Cowan on creativeboom.com. Photo credit: Sam Onche.

A Nigerian illustrator and oil painter based in the United States, Sam Onche‘s journey into the art world has seen many twists and turns over the years. More recently, he’s turned his attention to portraits, using digital as well as oils to paint black characters that tell “important stories and spark new conversations”.

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Black light: BIPOC photographer illuminates sheer beauty

Article by Joseph Gallivan on pamplinmedia.com. Photo credit: Jason Hill.

Jason Hill is a portrait photographer with a specialization in studio lighting. He used his talents to focus on the skin of African Americans to show them in a way he does not believe they are usually shown. Hill’s work is showing now at the Aux/Mute Gallery within the Portland Art Museum.

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Kino Lorber Acquires ‘Neptune Frost’ By Saul Williams And Anisia Uzeyman

Article by Valerie Complex on deadline.com. Photo credit: Chris Schwagga.

“The film takes place amid the hilltops of Burundi, where a collective of computer hackers emerges from a mining community, the result of a romance between a miner and an intersex runaway…” 

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Bringing The African Story To The World By BTC Peers

(Article by Mike Robinson on streetregister.com.)

AfroDroids Non Fungible Tokens, (NFTs): Telling The African Story To the World

“Market for Non-fungible tokens has witnessed unprecedented growth since 2021. CNBC reported that NFT trading volumes jumped to $10 billion in the third quarter 2021. It is this reason that NFTs have been in high demand recently. NFT projects have increased in number, with some being sold for multi-millions of dollars. These NFTs are making headlines due to their great market acceptance and use cases. Owo Amietie created the AfroDroids NFTs. Anietie, a legendary Nigerian Afrofuturism 3D artist is one of the most prominent examples…”

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Janelle Monae Is Releasing A Sci-Fi Anthology Book Based On ‘Dirty Computer’

(Article by Aaron Williams on uproxx.com. Photo credit: Getty Image)

“Next year, the Kansas City-born singer will turn that intriguing backstory into a full-on book inspired by her most recent album, 2018’s Dirty Computer. Set for release in April 2022, The Memory Librarian is an anthology of short stories by some of today’s most prominent Afrofuturist authors, telling tales inspired by the overarching Dirty Computer mythology…”

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Creative Who Has Made Over $300K Selling Her Art Through NFTs

(Article by Bernadette Giacomazzo on afrotech.com. Photo credit: Lana Denina.)

“Lana Denina is a Black woman artist who has made over $300,000 just in selling NFTs, CNBC reports. And not just any NFTs — but NFTs of her original artwork. By now, everyone is familiar with the NFT, or Non-Fungible Token, and its growing popularity in the tech world. Their popularity has sparked a revolution, especially among celebrities and creatives, too. And for this Montreal, Canada-based creative, NFTs has made her quite a pretty penny. And she told CNBC that she hopes her success story inspires other creatives of color to follow in her footsteps…”

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Why I’m Collecting Black Crypto Art

Article by Cuy Sheffield on medium.com. Art: Serwah Attafuah for Felt Zine)

“Crypto art as a new form factor and platform for Black artists, curators, and collectors, is one of the most exciting new avenues that could spur a Black Digital Renaissance that would create and capture billions of dollars of value for Black communities across the world over the next decade…”

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