Monday, August 12, 2013


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 histories.”

A notebook on afrofuturism

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