METROPOLARITY

215-BASED DYNAMIC TIME TRAVEL STARTUP SEEKS ARTISTS, ACTIVISTS, AND FUTURISTS FOR EMANCIPATORY WORLD-BUILDING

Second Wave of Panels Announced! →

cyborgmemoirs:

heyanniemok:

ripexpo:

Magickal / Realism: Sci-fi, Magic, Mystery, and Permeable Binaries
This panel centers around exploring ideas of personal points of view and ways of describing spaces, memory, time, sex, gender, race, and trauma, with work that is considered fantastical, sci-fi/speculative, or magical realist. How is artmaking magickal? How are these artists making spaces in their work that challenges, diverges from, and/or ignores what colonialist, white supremacist ideas of what objective reality or capital-L Literature are?

With Alabaster, Alex Smith, Inés Estrada, Maggie Eighteen, O Horvath, Rasheedah Phillips, moderated by Annie Mok

More Fit Than Print: Webcomics
For decades comic strips were a driving and competitive force for driving newspaper sales. Now in the 21st century, both traditional comic strips and newspapers are decaying and web news and entertainment has become a dominant force. What is the inspiration, evolution and experience like publishing online and how does one’s accessibility to their audience effect their work? What are the challenges of creating/maintaining a public persona? Are there different challenges when your readership is global? What’s the next phase of evolution for webcomics and how will that affect one’s work?

With KC Green, Kevin Czapiewski, Sara Goetter, Tony Breed, moderated by Stefen Blitz

See the rest of our Programming: http://ripexpo.tumblr.com/programming

Also check out our freshly announced Evening Events!: http://ripexpo.tumblr.com/eveningevents

So jazzed for our Magickal / Realism panel! The topic is dear to my heart and is born partially out of conversations I had with Eighteen about these ideas, and also some talk along the same lines at our panel with Alex & Rasheedah at our Vox Populi Gallery event for Screentests. <3

I have only ever been on panels before talking about Dragonball Z, and cyborgs/androids/robots/jinzouningen in anime b4……….. next weekend. 

Metropolarity is stoked like a fire, but our ride up to Providence form Philly fell through and we’re looking for any kind of way up there, either from Friday night or Saturday VERY EARLY in the morning. Msg us if you have any info? ;-;


cyborgmemoirs:

metropolarity:

metropolarity:

TODDLERS ON TOUCHSCREENS CAUSE THEIR FINGERS WAS BORN WITH IT—DRONE SURVEILLANCE OVER ALL YR BODEGAS—SUPERBACTERIA TALKIN BOUT FUCK YR PENICILLIN—SCI FI IS NO LONGER ONLY FOR THE FUTURE—SCI FI IS HERE ON YOUR FRONT PORCH— WE WANT YOUR FUTURE PRESENT—YOUR SCI FI REALITIES—THE FUTURE IS NOW—METROPOLARITY@GMAIL.COM

DEADLINE JULY 31, 2014

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cyborgmemoirs:

metropolarity:

metropolarity:

TODDLERS ON TOUCHSCREENS CAUSE THEIR FINGERS WAS BORN WITH IT—DRONE SURVEILLANCE OVER ALL YR BODEGAS—SUPERBACTERIA TALKIN BOUT FUCK YR PENICILLIN—SCI FI IS NO LONGER ONLY FOR THE FUTURE—SCI FI IS HERE ON YOUR FRONT PORCH— WE WANT YOUR FUTURE PRESENT—YOUR SCI FI REALITIES—THE FUTURE IS NOW—METROPOLARITY@GMAIL.COM

DEADLINE JULY 31, 2014

talk to us

this thursday =V


afrofuturistaffair:

afrofuturistaffair:

afrofuturistaffair:

Recurrence Plot #TimeTravel Tour with author/creator of The AfroFuturist Affair Rasheedah Phillips | discussions, readings, tabling at various space-times with other visionaries:
July 12 - Afro Futurism, Sci-Fi and Cultural Myths: A Dialogue Among Visionary Writers @ Harlem Book Fair Urban Arts &amp; Literary Festival
In this dialogue, writers of Afro-Futurism will explore the possibilities and cultural gems within our own “afro-mythology” juxtaposed to a sci-fi landscape and its ensuing cultural implication. Featuring Dja Dja N MedJay (Renpet, N Eternity Reclaimed); Rasheedah Phillips (Recurrence Plot); Cerece Rennie Murphy, (Order of the Seers)
July 26 - Visionary Literature: Two New Indie Books Claim Space  w/ Dismantle Anthology @Bluestockings Bookstore
Presenting Recurrence Plot alongside Thread Makes Blanket Press and writers and editors from Dismantle VONA Anthology for a reading and panel discussion exploring how two small, independent presses in Philadelphia are exploring issues of race, gender, literature, and a better future.
August 2 - RIPEXPO w/ Metropolarity 
The Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (RIPExpo) is a summer weekend devoted to small-press and self-published comics, zines and books. 
August 5 - IMPRINT: Independent Publishing Panel
Leeway Foundation presents IMPRINT, a skill share and panel discussion featuring Lillian Dunn of Apiary Magazine, Lovella Calica of Warrior Writers, Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela of Thread Makes Blanket Press and Dismantle Anthology, Rasheedah Phillips of The AfroFuturist Affair and Metropolarity and Dr. Yaba Blay of BLACKprint Press.
August 9 - Reading at Penn Bookstore feat. Alex Smith of Metropolarity/Laser Life/ARKDUST
For more info, visit our events page at www.afrofuturistaffair.com

TOMORROW catch us at the Harlem Book Fair!

The tour continues TONIGHT at 7pm! Visionary Literature with The AfroFuturist Affair presenting Recurrence Plot: And Other Time Travel Tales + Thread Makes Blanket Press presenting #Dismantle VONA Anthology at Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, &amp; Activist Center View Larger

afrofuturistaffair:

afrofuturistaffair:

afrofuturistaffair:

Recurrence Plot #TimeTravel Tour with author/creator of The AfroFuturist Affair Rasheedah Phillips | discussions, readings, tabling at various space-times with other visionaries:

July 12 - Afro Futurism, Sci-Fi and Cultural Myths: A Dialogue Among Visionary Writers @ Harlem Book Fair Urban Arts & Literary Festival

In this dialogue, writers of Afro-Futurism will explore the possibilities and cultural gems within our own “afro-mythology” juxtaposed to a sci-fi landscape and its ensuing cultural implication. Featuring Dja Dja N MedJay (Renpet, N Eternity Reclaimed); Rasheedah Phillips (Recurrence Plot); Cerece Rennie Murphy, (Order of the Seers)

July 26 - Visionary Literature: Two New Indie Books Claim Space  w/ Dismantle Anthology @Bluestockings Bookstore

Presenting Recurrence Plot alongside Thread Makes Blanket Press and writers and editors from Dismantle VONA Anthology for a reading and panel discussion exploring how two small, independent presses in Philadelphia are exploring issues of race, gender, literature, and a better future.

August 2 - RIPEXPO w/ Metropolarity 

The Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (RIPExpo) is a summer weekend devoted to small-press and self-published comics, zines and books. 

August 5 - IMPRINT: Independent Publishing Panel

Leeway Foundation presents IMPRINT, a skill share and panel discussion featuring Lillian Dunn of Apiary Magazine, Lovella Calica of Warrior Writers, Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela of Thread Makes Blanket Press and Dismantle Anthology, Rasheedah Phillips of The AfroFuturist Affair and Metropolarity and Dr. Yaba Blay of BLACKprint Press.

August 9 - Reading at Penn Bookstore feat. Alex Smith of Metropolarity/Laser Life/ARKDUST

For more info, visit our events page at www.afrofuturistaffair.com

TOMORROW catch us at the Harlem Book Fair!

The tour continues TONIGHT at 7pm! Visionary Literature with The AfroFuturist Affair presenting Recurrence Plot: And Other Time Travel Tales + Thread Makes Blanket Press presenting #Dismantle VONA Anthology at Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center