Afrofuturism

Culture

Solange Reviving BlackPlanet Is a Nod to OG Black Twitter

The 1999 site was futuristic for its time, birthed black Twitter, and influenced the rest of the web too.
Taylor Hosking
3.1.19
Culture

The Moments That Defined 2018's Surge in Afrofuturism

'Black Panther' reignited a longstanding cultural tradition celebrating sci fi, technology, Africa, and the power of blackness in art.
Taylor Hosking
1.2.19
Black Women Making History

This Neuroscientist Uses Art to Fight Hate

Hyphen-Labs' Ashley Baccus-Clark co-created a VR project that puts users into the body of a black woman.
Amirah Mercer
2.26.18
Black Women Making History

Meet the Woman Behind the African Utopia in 'Black Panther'

Production designer Hannah Beachler built Wakanda as an Afrofuturist dream world.
Gabrielle Bruney
2.16.18
POP CULTURE

We Need to Talk About Black Mirror’s Obsession With Black Suffering

“Black Museum” is perhaps the first episode to address race head-on. But does it do justice?
Lindsey Addawoo
1.8.18
Afrofuturism

Exploring the Future of Astro-Blackness

Talking African metaphysics and the next wave of Afrofuturism with Dr. Reynaldo Anderson.
Seth Ferranti
10.18.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The New 'Black Panther' Trailer Kicks Ass in an Afrofuturist Paradise

The first trailer follows the Marvel superhero's origin story and his fight for the throne.
Beckett Mufson
10.16.17
Features

Moor Mother Explains Black Quantum Futurism

The Philly artist explains how Afrofuturism can help you break free from the jail cell of linear time.
Anaïs Duplan
3.14.17
thump exclusive video

Meet Moor Mother, the Political Poet Spitting Blood With Her Synthesizers

We went to Philadelphia to spend a day with the industrial noise rapper and producer giving voice to this generation's battle cry.
Rachel Kraus
2.6.17
Features

The Dopest Afrofuturist Looks at Afropunk 2016

Photographer Christelle de Castro captured the festival's forward-thinking crowd and asked a few people what Afrofuturism means to them.
THUMP Staff
8.30.16
thump news

Senegal's Ibaaku Is Bringing Afrofuturism To the Dance Floor

"Alien Cartoon" due out January 26 on Ghanaian label Akwaaba Music
Michael Scott Barron
1.18.16
Words

"I Pretty Much Grew Up Going To Sun Ra's House": an Interview With Fhloston Paradigm

How Hyperdub's latest LP takes in Afrofuturism and 'The Fifth Element' to create something out of this world.
Lauren Martin
5.28.14
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