Looking to the future to remember Stephen Lawrence

(Article by News Reporter posted on londonnewsonline.co.uk. Photo credit: Ancient Futures Picture: creativepowerr)

“Afrofuturism theatre, robotic swans performing on water, and aerial performances have been announced in a festival which marks 30 years since Stephen Lawrence was murdered. UK and international artists are being brought together with a programme of outdoor theatre, performance, art, dance and circus in iconic public spaces across London…”

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AI is Everywhere

(Article by Ngozi Nwanji posted on afrotech.com. Photo credit: Rick Kern)

“Over recent years, we’ve seen the rise of crypto, non-fungible tokens (NFT), and now, artificial intelligence (AI). The trending topics have made their way from the tech world and into pop culture. During an episode of the popular “The Friend Zone” podcast, the hosts even discussed a controversial viral moment involving AI. A clip circulated online of an AI-backed voice filter mimicking Kendrick Lamar’s voice…”

Read the article: https://afrotech.com/chatgpt-ai-chatbot-breakdown

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Senegalese legend Baaba Maal makes retro Afrofuturist music on Being

(Article by Noah Berlatsky posted on chicagoreader.com. Photo Credit: Matthew Donaldson)

“Maal has forged an uplifting, soulful, and danceable Afrofuturist sound that also feels rooted in the past—director Ryan Coogler and composer Ludwig Göransson cannily recruited him to collaborate on music for the Black Panther films (and he makes a cameo as a funeral singer in Wakanda Forever)…”

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Burna Boy and Stonebwoy To Headline Afrochella This Year

(Article by Sughnen Yongo-Okochi posted on okayafrica.com. Photo Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Roc Nation)

“This year’s Afrochella Festival will have Burna Boy and Stonebwoy as its headliners. The two-day event, which has become known for its immersive experience and cultural depth, will be held at the El Wak Stadium in Ghana. According to Afrochella’s website, the theme for this year’s fest is “Afrofuturism,” which the site describes as a term that was “created to explore the developing intersection of cultural aesthetic, philosophy of science, and philosophy of history as it relates to the African Diaspora.”

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Afro Con returns to Jackie Robinson Family YMCA

(Article by Beth Accomando on kpbs.org. Photo Credit: Deniran Films)

“The second annual Afro Con takes place this weekend at the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA. Afro Con evolved out of the Afrofuturism Lounge that took place outside of Comic-Con back in 2018. That was the year that “Black Panther” rousingly brought Afrofuturism to mainstream consciousness…”

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DJ Perception explores Afrofuturism on debut album, Journey To The Star

(Article by Zoey Shopmaker on ra.com. Photo Credit: Timehri)

DJ Perception is releasing his debut album on Timehri Records. Arriving October 27th on digital and vinyl, Journey To The Star sees the London-based artist exploring Afrofuturist themes of interstellar travel and Black determination in the face of oppressive infrastructures. Across nine tracks, the LP touches on UK garage and dub. A limited-edition zine narrating the journey will accompany the vinyl.”

Read the article: https://ra.co/news/77737

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Afrofuturism Connects African Diaspora Culture At Cube Fest 2022

(Article by Susan Bland posted on vt.edu. Photo credit: Alice Rogers for Virginia Tech)

“This year’s Cube Fest celebrates immersive Afrofuturist music with works from leading artists selected from an international pool of submissions. Presented by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and the Moss Arts Center, the festival runs from Friday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 21, with events taking place in the Cube and Perform Studio, located in the Moss Arts Center at 190 Alumni Mall…”

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The Past and Future of Afrofuturism

(Article by John-Baptiste Oduor posted on artreview.com. Photo credit: Kara Walker)

“The body of work loosely contained under the label of Afrofuturism exists within two radically distinct but conceptually overlapping timelines. The first encompasses the history of the United States but focuses its attention on slavery and its aftermath, traced all the way into the current century – the longue durée…”

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Sci-Fi Short Film “Telescope”

(Video by Collin Davis & Matt Litwiller posted on youtube.com. Photo credit: screenshot)

“This thoughtfully crafted short film follows a brave cosmic archaeologist as he travels back in time to capture photos of the once vibrant planet. As he travels further back in time, we learn that the galaxy and time he came from has a lifeless Earth with no organic life left on its surface. It’s hard to finish the film without feeling nostalgia for an Earth that is being taken for granted…”

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/mMGiYQPBaVk

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Imagining New Black Futures for a Good Cause

(Article by Pendarvis Harshaw posted on kqed.org. Photo credit: EOYDC)

“Not only are there Black folks in the future—they’re fly, too. At the Black Futures Ball at the Bridge Yard on Aug. 6, you’ll see a blend of Comic-Con with a traditional gala and Town culture, says Selena Wilson, CEO of the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC), which is hosting the event…”

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