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17 August 2010

Nettrice Gaskins

"Alternate Futures: Afrofuturist Multiverses & Beyond"

21 June 2010 - 14 August 2010
IBM Exhibition Space, Second Life®
Curated by Tezcatlipoca Bisiani

""
“Alternate Futures" is an interactive, immersive 3D art experience primarily concerned with Afrofuturism, an artistic, literary, and cultural aesthetic that combines elements of sci-fi, art science, fantasy and magical realism with non-Western concepts in order to investigate contemporary issues of people of color, but also to re-examine linkages to historical events of the past.

This Second Life® simulation overlays virtual art with a socio-political dichotomy and asks the visitor to choose.

alt_Utopia represents the imaginary & ideal.
 
alt_Dystopia is anti-utopian and deals repressive social control, a lack of individual freedom, and a state of constant warfare or violence (sound familiar?). 

These latter themes overlap and contrast with the open, transparent, blue-hued virtual 3D Utopia that is full of possibilities.
""

Acknowledgements

Afrika Bambaataa
Akhenaten
Charles White
De La Soul
Futura 2000
Gang Starr
George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic
Grace Jones
Harriet Tubman
J.J.Grandville
Janelle Monae
Jeremy Bentham
Josiah McElheny
Keith Haring
Kool Keith
Louise Bourgeois
Marian Wright Edelman
Mark Dery
Maysles Films Inc.
Miles Davis
Octavia Butler
Outkast
Rammellzee
Robert Farris Thompson
Sun Ra
Talib Kweli
Terry Gilliam
Tom Feelings
WEFUNK Radio
the ancient Dogon and Ndebele peoples

Music: 'alto gatha shakuhachi' composed and performed by Alan Sondheim with Mab MacMoragh

Special Thanks to Andrew Sempere and IBM Exhibition Space

Machinima by Mab MacMoragh

Lovers Lane Studios
Soup

16 April 2015

Further Resources:

Revisiting Alternate Futures & A New Machinima
netarthud.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/revisiting-alternate-futures-a-new-machinima/

IBM Exhibition Space: Alternate Futures: Afrofuturist Multiverses & Beyond
andrewsempere.org/exhibitionspace/exhibit_nettrice.cfm

Alternate Futures | Renegade Futurism
netarthud.wordpress.com/2010/05/16/alternate-futures/

Nettrice Gaskins: Afrofuturism, Virtual Worlds & STEAM
iafrofuturism.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/nettrice-gaskins-afrofuturism-virtual-worlds-steam/

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