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If the past few decades of genre fiction have been dominated by Steampunk, the future belongs to Afrofuturism. Inspiring artwork of mothers and sons by SReal. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Future Tense Event: Afrofuturism—Imagining the Future of Black Identity

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Afrofuturism emphasizes the intersection of black cultures with questions of imagination, liberation, and technology. Rooted in works like those of science fiction author Octavia Butler, avant-garde jazz legend Sun Ra, and George Cl...

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