Afrofuturism is a critical approach that concentrates on examining the intersections between race and technology or race and speculative narratives.
The term "afrofuturism" was coined in 1993, and in the late 1990s, Alondra Nelson facilitated a popular listserv that developed the uses and understanding of the concept.
“AfroFuturism has emerged as a term of convenience to describe
analysis, criticism and cultural production that addresses the
intersections between race and technology,” wrote Nelson. “Neither a mantra
nor a movement, AfroFuturism is a critical perspective that opens up
inquiry into the many overlaps between technoculture and black diasporic
• A notebook on afrofuturism