X Nubia Phi: Afrofuturist Network

Looking to network with other Afrofuturist creatives?

Want to connect with potential supporters of your Afrofuturist project?

Looking to co-create the future of wellness, education, food science, and wealth?

Want an online home for your group that doesn’t steal your data?

X Nubia Phi is a social network designed specifically to connect Afrofuturist creatives and supporters of Afrofuturist visual arts, literature, sound art, mythology, and other sciences. Ultimately, we envision a network that Afrofuturist creatives utilize to create the future.

Learn more at https://xnubiaphi.com

Graphic Novel Explores Intersections of Buddhism and Afrofuturism

(Article by Amanda Ong on southseattleemerald.com. Photo credit:

The Eightfold Path is an anthology of interconnected Afrofuturistic parables inspired by the teachings of the Buddha. It traverses media, stories, cultures, and ideas. Johnson and coauthor Steven Barnes are both practicing Buddhists and have incorporated their beliefs into this series of Buddhist stories that intersect with science fiction and Afrofuturism…”

Read the entire article: https://bit.ly/3NH45Wg

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Beyond the Black Panther: Visions of Afrofuturism in American Comics

(Article posted on museum.msu.edu. Photo credit: MSU Museum)

“Most people are familiar with Marvel’s Black Panther, and some are aware of its connections to Afrofuturism, a framework to understand how the black imagination manifests visions of freedom. This virtual exhibition will explore how themes such as aesthetics, Black feminism, and community, common to Afrofuturism, shape contemporary Black comics. Beyond the Black Panther gives us a view of stories inspired by African folklore such as Is’nana the Were-Spider, science fiction adventures centered on a black female hero such as Matty’s Rocket, or vital social commentary about police violence such as I am Alfonso Jones…”

Read the article: https://bit.ly/3H7xu9p

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X Nubia Phi – Social Network for Afrofuturists

X Nubia Phi is a secure virtual space that serves as a hub for individuals exploring different aspects of Afrofuturism, a cultural movement grounded in artistic expression, technology innovation, philosophy, science, mythology, and African (universal) spiritual principles.

Does your group, club, organization, business, team, or family need an online home that respects your culture and doesn’t mine your data?

If so, bring your group to X Nubia Phi. X Nubia Phi is a free, membership-based social media platform that offers a variety of features that help your group coordinate, communicate, collaborate, and network with other like-minded Afrofuturists worldwide.

In addition to providing access to an amazing international community of Black people imagining ourselves into the future, X Nubia Phi offers free public and private virtual group space, classifieds, virtual art galleries, and virtual space for livestreaming events.

So, if your group, club, organization, business, team, or family is looking for a safe, secure, virtual community, look no more.

Join us today!

Source: https://xnubiaphi.com

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VoloFin to launch blockchain invoice financing platform

Article by Pratima Desai, Mai Nguyen

“Specialty finance firm VoloFin will launch a blockchain invoice financing platform on April 1 for investors and small and medium-sized firms (SMEs) in the United States, India and Singapore, its chief executive told Reuters. Invoice or receivables financing through a process known as factoring involves companies selling invoices at a discount to financing companies, which then typically sell them to investors.”

Source: https://reut.rs/3rdiDRz

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Lagos 2050: Shanty megastructures?

Improvised shanty-megastructures” drawn by Nigerian architect Olalekan Jeyifous.

“The sci-fi world has started to take notice of Lagos. The Nigerian city even had a starring role in the newest Captain America movie, sparking the tongue-in-cheek trending hashtag #CaptainAmericaInNigeria. Brooklyn-based Nigerian artist Olalekan Jeyifous has his own futuristic twist on the city. In a series dubbed Shanty Megastructures, he’s recreated a Lagos in 2050 where massive tin shacks tower over the city’s luxury real estate areas. Jeyifous used a series of digital software to create his 3D visuals which he then later rendered into digital photographs. He says it’s to represent the country’s marginalized poor.”

Source: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/lagos-shanty-megastructures/index.html

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The most gorgeous face mask of the year celebrates African design

“Nigeria-based architectural designer Tosin Oshinowo and U.K.-based textile designer Chrissa Amuah have created three gorgeous face masks, called Freedom to Move, commissioned by Lexus, which is an official automotive partner of the annual Design Miami show. The brief asked them to create a “design object of our times,” and what’s more fitting than a mask for 2020?”

Source: https://www.fastcompany.com/90581811/the-most-gorgeous-face-mask-of-the-year-was-inspired-by-afrofuturism

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UB Humanities forum on Afrofuturism and Black Utopias

artwork from the The Universe Tribe series by Lisa McLymont

“On November 19th, 2020, scholars in the field of Afrofuturism and Black Utopia gathered for a virtual conversation about the role of Black Utopian thought within African American history, and its importance for our current inflection point on race relations. The panel was organized and facilitated by Dr. Victoria W. Wolcott, Professor of History at the University of Buffalo and was presented by the UB Humanities Institute in conjunction with Humanities New York (Buffalo Humanities Festival: Utopia digital programming for 2020-2021). Dr. Wolcott is the author of a forthcoming publication, Living in the Future: Utopianism and the Long Civil Rights Movement (forthcoming, University of Chicago Press). The other panelists were, Julian C. Chambliss, Michigan State University, John Jennings, University of California, Riverside and Alex Zamalin, University of Detroit, Mercy.”

Source: https://www.buffalorising.com/2020/12/ub-humanities-forum-on-afrofuturism-and-black-utopias/

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The Future of Freedom in Africa

“Despite Ebola, Africa is rising. Since the 1990s, Africa has witnessed a change in its fortunes: the Cold War ended, apartheid was repealed, Marxism came to naught, and many cruel dictators lost their support. Africa is experiencing increased political and economic development, which is empowering African citizens to move out of poverty, develop their human capital, and continue development. While Africa’s growth is impressive, it is fragile and must be considered with cautious optimism.”

Source: https://www.atlasnetwork.org/news/article/the-future-of-freedom-in-africa

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