Transdisciplinary Grad Seminar
The Transdisciplinary Seminar on Afrofuturism will consider how representations of science, technology and social engineering intersect with African diasporic cultural expressions. Science fiction will be the organizing trope that unites all the guest presentations and works under consideration. Visiting artists and cultural theorists will lecture on the role of futuristic projection in African diasporic art, literature, film and music. The expediency of science fiction as both a fractured mirror of historical experience and a heterotopic projection of the collective desires of a displaced people will be discussed throughout he semester. Guest lecturers will present lectures that relate to the fields that are central to their research: painting, electronic music, film, video installation, and literature.