@Efi I'm white, so I'd suggest you google afrofuturism, and read the wikipedia and check out the art that's all over the internet. Me giving a brief summary of its aesthetic will not do it justice, because I'm only kinda familiar with the movement myself.
@Wewereseeds I may have confused that avatar with an african flag because I'm very tired
who would I follow here to find more about it?
@Efi yeah, I was afraid of that correllation.
I mean, there are a lot of POC on this platform that are casually afrofuturistic without ascribing to the label, but as for someone on mastodon that you should follow just for afrofuturism? I couldn't tell ya. There's more general solarpunk/afrofuturism on tumblr though, if you're on there.
@Wewereseeds that accursed site? why would I
@Efi well, sorry, all we can do is search the tags and see if any new accounts pop up. In the meantime, there troves of books that are afrofuturistic, both fiction and nonfiction
There's also a whole lot of fiction. Check out people/Magazines like:
New World, Old Ways
Phenderson Djeli Clark
K. Tempest Bradford
Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Not all of these are strictly afrofuturist, but many of them are or they build on afrofuturist foundations
@bedap @Wewereseeds @Efi strongly recommend this recording from his 1971 uc berkeley class, "the black man in the cosmos" https://ubusound.memoryoftheworld.org/ra_sun/Ra-Sun_Berkeley-Lecture_1971.mp3
@bedap just gonna screenshot this list for future reading
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