Afrofuturism: Get in on the Future with Ytasha Womack

MAR 09, 2017 | 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

Ytasha Womack



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


1218: Segal Theatre


March 09, 2017: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM







Afrofuturism: Get in on the Future with Ytasha Womack

Afrofuturism is a term created by Marc Dery in 1994 to describe a flurry of analysis fueled by sci-fi loving by black college students and artists who were passionately the reframing of discussions about art and social change through the lens of science and technology as described by Ytasha Womack in her book titled, "Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi and Fantasy". The author joins us to discuss the nature of Afrofuturism and how its attributes design more than a movement or a trend but a way of being and a vision of things to come.

Ytasha L. Womack is an author, filmmaker, dancer and innovator. Her book Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi and Fantasy explores black sci fi culture, bleeks, black comix, and the legacy of futurism.  She is author of the critically acclaimed book Post Black: How a New Generation is Redefining African American Identity and Rayla 2212. She is also the coeditor of the hip hop anthology Beats, Rhyme & Life: What We Love and Hate About Hip Hop.  Her films include Love Shorts (writer/producer) and The Engagement (director).  Her film Bar Star City (director/writer) goes into production this year. Ytasha is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and studied media management at Columbia College in Chicago. She resides in the Windy City.
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