METROPOLARITY

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

Are there any places in Philly I can buy a copy of Metropolarity? from monkeyajb

you can arrange a meet-up with us, just holler at metropolarity@gmail.com

sometimes we have them at the wooden shoe on south street, but we haven’t restocked there in a minute, and they def don’t have the new jawn. emailing us to connect is best.


cyborgmemoirs:

Metropolarity is a Philly-based sci-fi arts collective comprised of city queers of color, cyborgs, time travelers, aliens, non-specifics, and gratuitous stardust.
—>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 <—
COLLAB SCIENCE MOTHERFUCKING FICTION ZINE W/ WORK FROM:::::::::: 
+ IT IS OKAY by Laura Pollard 
+ SPONSORED MESSAGES from grey nebraska 
+ comments from Azeem Hill, Fred Pinguel, n Carolyn Lazard 
+ BATTLEFIELD REPLICA SYMMETRY RETROSPECTA by Moor Mother Goddess 
+ THE 40TH ST. CON by Skribbly LaCroix 
+ CONSTANTEMIEDOCONSTANTE by Natis
+ DISTRICTS by Aja Beech 
+ FLYBOYS by Billie Blazer 
+ G.P.S. by Althea Baird
plus
+ LIFE ONLINE WORKSHEET by Eighteen & Ras 
+ PORTRAIT OF THE ACTIVIST AS A YOUNG SUPER-HERO by Alex Smith 
+ BLACK QUANTUM FUTURISM by Rasheedah Phillips 
+ A YOUNG THUG CONFRONTS HIS OWN FUTURE by Ras Mashramani
AND SOME OTHER JAWNS <3333
YO GET A COPY View Larger

cyborgmemoirs:

Metropolarity is a Philly-based sci-fi arts collective comprised of city queers of color, cyborgs, time travelers, aliens, non-specifics, and gratuitous stardust.

—>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 <—

COLLAB SCIENCE MOTHERFUCKING FICTION ZINE W/ WORK FROM:::::::::: 

+ IT IS OKAY by Laura Pollard 

+ SPONSORED MESSAGES from grey nebraska 

+ comments from Azeem Hill, Fred Pinguel, n Carolyn Lazard 

+ BATTLEFIELD REPLICA SYMMETRY RETROSPECTA by Moor Mother Goddess 

+ THE 40TH ST. CON by Skribbly LaCroix 

+ CONSTANTEMIEDOCONSTANTE by Natis

+ DISTRICTS by Aja Beech 

+ FLYBOYS by Billie Blazer 

+ G.P.S. by Althea Baird

plus

+ LIFE ONLINE WORKSHEET by Eighteen & Ras 

+ PORTRAIT OF THE ACTIVIST AS A YOUNG SUPER-HERO by Alex Smith 

+ BLACK QUANTUM FUTURISM by Rasheedah Phillips 

+ A YOUNG THUG CONFRONTS HIS OWN FUTURE by Ras Mashramani

AND SOME OTHER JAWNS <3333

YO GET A COPY


Technology comes from a Greek word (teche) that translates as art, skill, cunning of hand and another word (logia) that means I speak. This makes me think of Public Enemy’s Terminator X Speaks With His Hands, or Sun Ra’s use of different instruments such as early electronic keyboards. Art and music, in of themselves, are products, but you need a tool, system or platform with which to extrapolate, communicate and amplify that information. That’s how an art form becomes technology. Technology is the making, modification, usage and knowledge of tools, systems or platforms to solve problems or improve a pre-existing solution to a problem.

Take, for example, the problem of race: Ta-Nehisi Coates writes about race as a social construct and Beth Coleman writes about race as technology. Both are correct; we have constructed tools, systems and platforms to characterize race. I explored the idea of “race as technology” in my Art21 post, Black Futurism: The Creative Destruction and Reconstruction of Race in Contemporary Art, specifically how African-American artists trouble the notion of race.

Using STEAM to Move Marginalized Students into the Future: An Interview with Dr. Nettrice Gaskins (via afrofuturistaffair)


thisistheverge:

But what if a cafe clocked every time a barista gets a customer to smile and rewarded its staff depending on their scores? A comedy club in Barcelona is testing a similar incentive program. It uses facial-recognition to record audience responses and pays performers 0.30 euros a laugh. Recording physical responses rather than “like” button activity makes the data appear less open to interpretation. It is much harder to control our physical responses than to opt in with a mouse click.
via Joanne McNeil, The Message  View Larger

thisistheverge:

But what if a cafe clocked every time a barista gets a customer to smile and rewarded its staff depending on their scores? A comedy club in Barcelona is testing a similar incentive program. It uses facial-recognition to record audience responses and pays performers 0.30 euros a laugh. Recording physical responses rather than “like” button activity makes the data appear less open to interpretation. It is much harder to control our physical responses than to opt in with a mouse click.

via Joanne McNeil, The Message