Black Science – Black Magic. Afrofuturism, narrative and cognition Cover Image

Black Science – Black Magic. Czy afrofuturyzm jest narracją poznawczą
Black Science – Black Magic. Afrofuturism, narrative and cognition

Author(s): Dariusz Brzostek
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Sociology of Art
Published by: Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Gdańsku
Keywords: afrofuturism; postcolonialism; jazz; science fiction; art; science

Summary/Abstract: Afrofuturism plays an important part in the cultural landscape of contemporary american, african, and african-american culture, being integral to the popular culture also in other modern societies (afropean culture). Afrofuturism is, as Ytasha L. Womack wrote, “an intersection of imagination, technology, the future and liberation”. The aim of this work is to shed light on the depiction of science, art, culture and future in afrofuturism. The essay focuses on the use of scientific discourse in afrofuturistic narratives (novels, movies, graphic novels, musical works). The question is: Is afrofuturism also interpretive research and the critical theory of a culture?

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 28-37
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish
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