Dr. Nelson’s work on Afrofuturism began in 2002 with a scholarly message board, and at some pont grew to a ground-breaking Afrofuturism Issue in Social Text (read her entire post to get access to it for $30, or at least the citation information for later retrieval at your local university library through Project MUSE). Make no mistake: my own research on Afrofuturism owes much to the work and solid ground established by Dr. Nelson and others who came before me. I am excited to see what future/s emerge as we continue to innovate and explore–and imagine. Do check out Dr. Nelson’s more recent blog entries on her current research!
Big thanks to @alondra! Listen to my new episode At the Edge: Dr. Alondra Nelson, Scholar & Author at http://tobtr.com/s/3499737. #BlogTalkRadio Go get her book Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the FIght Against Medical Discrimination at Amazon! And don’t forget to check out Dr. Nelson’s Facebook page with archival information!
This is also Afrofuturism. Immersed in the building of a larger, collective future, our young people are leading the way to new ways of thinking about our place in technology and science. Let’s support them as they climb up the ladder towards success.
We can and do make films. This is also Afrofuturism.