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Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astro-Blackness

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The ideas and practices related to afrofuturism have existed for most of the 20th century, especially in the north American African diaspora community. After Mark Dery coined the word "afrofuturism" in 1993, Alondra Nelson as a member of an online forum, along with other participants, began to explore the initial terrain and intellectual underpinnings of the concept noting ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published December 16th 2015 by Lex (first published December 15th 2015)
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Chrys Minc
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome read from start to finish!
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A good primary reader on the basics of Afrofuturism.
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Un recueil d'articles sur l'afro-futurisme et le concept d'Astro-Blackness qui abordent plusieurs textes, illustrations, musiques et autres médias.

Sur le concept d’afro-futurisme, la plupart des articles citent souvent la définition que Mark Dery en donne lors de la création du néologisme (en 1994) avec des nuances supplémentaires tels que l'observation que l'appropriation de la technologie n'a pas à nécessairement être futuriste (et n'a rien à voir avec le mouvement futuriste européen), le
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Definitely had some provocative chapters, but this was inconsistent throughout the anthology which made getting through it a bit of a chore. Also, it's definitely a product of its time: it was published in 2016 and reflects the anxieties up to then (naturally). It would be interesting to read some of the authors do a follow up, to include an analysis of Star Trek: Discovery, and Janelle Monae's album Dirty Computer, and in fact, the Wonderland Arts collective in detail.
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I thought this was going to be more of an intro book rather than a collection of articles, but the content is still great! Just maybe not a book for someone looking for a more casual read.
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