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The show will answer the question what exactly is AfroFuturism from the founder and creator of The AfroFuturist Affair.
The AfroFuturist Affair is a community formed to celebrate, strengthen, and promote Afrofuturistic and Black sci-fi culture through creative events, community workshops, blogging, and creative writing. The Afrofuturist Affair uses proceeds from events to fund the Futurist Fund Community Grant. The AfroFuturist Affair is a founding member of Metropolarity.net, a 215 Speculative Fiction Collective.
R. Phillips is a Philadelphia public interested attorney, speculative fiction writer, the creator of The AfroFuturist Affair, and a founding member of Metropolarity.net. She recently independently published her first speculative fiction collection, Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales).
In the first segment, Dr. Charlene B. Regesyer will discuss her book Black Entertainers on African American Newspaper Articles. From 1914 - 1950, v.3.
In the second segment, Y'Tasha Womack will talk about the concept of Afrofuturism, based on her book of the same title.
Join Noa Jones and MC Brooks on Wednesday, March 26th, as we discuss Afrofuturism and its influence on music, black geek culture, literature and various other forms of media. We will discuss Janelle Monae, Octavia Butler, John Jennings and Ytasha Womack will join us at 9pm EST to discuss her recent book on the subject: Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture."
Our first episode features a conversation between Dr. Cherie Ann Turpin and Afroerotik about erotic agency, gender, race, and technology: what does it mean to be subject of desire and an Afrofuturist/futurist? What role does internet and social media play in the negotiation, articulation, and performance of racialized and gendered bodies as artists, writers, and lovers? As citizens of the world?
Do check out my blog for more on AfroerotiK:
Lonny J Avi Brooks is an Assistant professor in the Communication Department at California State University, East Bay. His current manuscript is Playing@Foresight: Communicating the Future of Digital Culture (in review at MIT Press). His research of long term thinking of is part of a larger study of how organizations (especially forecasting think tanks), interaction designers, and college youth envision the future of media and information technologies. This research brings together his interests in the social and cultural impacts of new media and the distribution of societal stories we invent to forward, mitigate, or restrain technological and scientific invention. He looks at futurist think tanks worldwide to investigate the metaphors employed in future scenarios of computing as they interact with historical, sociocultural memories, and present-day realities. As part of his research on emergent trends in social computing and user experience research, he investigates how long term thinking can be implemented in higher education. Professor Brooks is a member of the research group, Gaming as a Lens for Learning project to investigate gaming as a platform for understanding how gaming can provide students with immersive experiences in learning about media theory and practice. Professor Brooks received his PhD in Communication at UC San Diego and an MA in Library and Information Science at UCLA. He is currently Chair of the Communication And The Future (CATF) division of the National Communication Association.
The Speculative Fiction Cantina: your weekly hypodermic injection of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternate history, and things weird and wonderful in the world of books and writers. We ask authors the hard questions. You'll hear from writers who bend the rules and drive the narrative. Join S. Evan Townsend on this journey over the rainbow and through the looking glass. And remember to take the red pill.
Today's Guests are J.O. Bankole and Jim Musgrave
Steam City Pirates
More information on these authors and links to their novels is at blog.sevantownsend.com
The guest of the Rabbit Hole Podcast was Tim R. a Product Developement Engineer for a Telecommunication company. He had great insight into leveled networked technologies and the future or virtual networks. Listen in to hear what he had to say.
Special Guest Leah McGowen Hare, is a Master Technical Instructor at Saleforce.com. In the Podcast we discussed education, careers in technology, and the futue of the cloud computig. Enjoy and let me know what you think. All feedback is welcome. Contact me if you are interested in being a guest on The Rabbit Hole Podcast!
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Join Noa Jones and MC Brooks on Wednesday, March 12th, as they engage in an in-depth discussion on race and gender in video games. The topic was inspired from a petition created by Noa to have 3 black female characters added to the Injustice: Gods Among Us video game as a DLC pack. They will discuss the petition, race and gender stereotypes, the role of black video game characters and much more. The show will also feature music from nerdcore musicians: MegaRan, My Protege, and Skyblew. Tune in and be sure to share the link. The number to dial-in is 310-982-4273.
At the Edge presents Part Two of my discussion with Scottie Lowe, also known as AfroerotiK, who will be discussing her new erotic videos and new collection of erotic short stories, as well as continuing our discussion on Black women, the erotic, spiritual communion, and self-empowerment.
Erotic provocateur, humanist, relentless champion for the oppressed, and facilitator for social change, Scottie Lowe is the brain child, creative genius and the blood, sweat, and tears behind AfroerotiK, the website and the company to provide people of African descent a place to escape the narrow-mined, stereotypical, limiting and oft-times degrading beliefs that abound about our sexuality. While being the first to admit that there are issues surrounding collective Black sexuality, Scottie is putting everything on the table to discuss, debate, and dismantle stereotypes in a healthy exchange of ideas. She hopes to provide a more holistic, informed, and enlightened discussion of Black sexuality so that people of color have alternatives to the one-dimensional caricatures society and the media force-feed us down our throats and she dreams of helping couples become more open, honest, and adventurous in their relationships.
For more information about Scottie Lowe and AfroerotiK, do check out her website http://afroerotik.com/
She is on Twitter https://twitter.com/afroerotik & on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/scottie.lowe.afro
In this episode, Dr. Cherie Ann Turpin interviews Dr. Alondra Nelson, Associate Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, whose latest work Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination brings to light the significance of the Black Panther Party's role in challenging mainstream medicine's mistreatment of and discrimination against poor people of African descent in the United States. Dr. Nelson, whose groundbreaking work on theorization of Afrofuturism continues to inspire scholars, will discuss her book, as well as other aspects of her research.