By Alondra Nelson

Challenging mainstream technocultural assumptions of a raceless destiny, AFROFUTURISM explores culturally unique methods to expertise. This specified factor addresses the intersection among African diasporic tradition and expertise via literature, poetry, technological know-how fiction and speculative fiction, track, visible artwork, and the net and continues that racial id essentially impacts technocultural practices.

The assortment contains a mirrored image at the ideologies of race created via cultural critics of their analyses of swap wrought via the knowledge age; an interview with Nalo Hopkinson, the award-winning novelist and writer of speculative fiction novels Midnight Robber and Brown lady within the Ring, who fuses futuristic pondering with Caribbean traditions; an essay on how modern R&B tune offers African American reflections at the applied sciences of lifestyle; and an editorial reading early interventions through the black neighborhood to carve out a special area of interest in cyberspace.

Contributors. Ron Eglash, Anna Everett, Tana Hargest, Nalo Hopkinson, Tracie Morris, Alondra Nelson, Kalí Tal, Fatimah Tuggar, Alexander G. Weheliye

Alondra Nelson is a Ph.D. candidate within the American experiences software at big apple college and the Ann Plato Fellow at Trinity College.

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