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The Black Speculative Arts Movement & Afrofuturism as an afrocentric, technocultural social philosophy

Black Panther, the movie, catapulted Afrofuturism and Black ideas of alternative future into the mainstream. For many viewers across the world, the movie was the first time that they were exposed to Afrofuturism in a palpable, experiential way.

BSAM at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival

I live about 30 kilometres from Cannes. So when I realised that Sheree Renée Thomas, writer and editor of the Dark Matter anthology (among others) would be there to talk about Afrofuturism, I had to be there. She very graciously added me to the guest list so I could attend the panels and, very excited about the prospect, there I went.

Static Short Film: Trailer | By David Kirkman

As his dad runs for city mayor, Virgil Hawkins struggles with finding his place in the world and his new found superpowers. Everything is put on the line when it's discovered some of the city's gang activities are directly connected to those in power.

Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM) 2017

Black Speculative Arts Movement, aka BSAM, is a monthly Afrofuturism, black comics, film, and arts convention held at multiple colleges, universities, museums, and other venues across the United States, Canada, and abroad.

Get Ready For BSAM Philly 2016! | I Am Black Sci-Fi

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- Black Speculative Arts Movement, aka BsaM, is an annual Afrofuturism, black comics, and arts convention held at multiple colleges and universities thruought the United States.

Looking to Afrofuturism 3.0 | Design Indaba

With the release of the wildly successful Black Panther feature film at the beginning of this year, the concept of Afrofuturism has really come into its own in mainstream media. Never before in history have we witnessed these strong, black superheroes at the forefront of pop culture.

What exactly is the Black Speculative Movement, and what is its importance to the black community in Toronto and the Diaspora? Today Dave and I go sci-fi on you. We take in the BSMT latest event, and we delve into the newest Avengers Cartoon starring Black Panther...

Black Canadian artists do exist, as new arts movement shows | CBC News

Rosalind Hampton, a researcher in art education, is participating in a convention about a new black arts movement because she says she is concerned for young black Canadians' sense of self. "This perception that there are no black artists in Canada, that, as one youth told me, visual art 'isn't for black people.'

'Black to the Future' - Afrofuturism comes to Memphis

CLOSE "Where Do We Go from Here?" Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. chose that question for the title of his final book. He answered it by recommending a number of challenges, strategies and solutions intended to reckon with the heritage and potential of black America.

Dieselfunk Dispatch: BSAM's Reynaldo Anderson Talks the State of Afrofuturism

Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! The Dieselfunk Dispatch has a special guest today with Dr. Reynaldo Anderson. Anderson is a prominent scholar in Africana studies, social movements, and a creator of the Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM). On a massive scale, Anderson is a scholar is arguably the foremost scholar on the subject of Afrofuturism at this moment in history.

Marvel's Black Panther is just the start. Why a new movement in black art is coming to Canada | CBC Arts

This weekend, Toronto will host Canada's first Black Speculative Arts Movement (BSAM) convention. For two days, OCAD University will be buzzing with exhibits, performances, vendors, workshops, panels and even a cosplay party. But what, exactly, is BSAM?

Alternative comic con shines a spotlight on black artists and storytellers

Sure it has the powerful figures in brightly colored spandex, the panel discussions and the general sense of wonder and revelry. It even has table after table of crafts, self-published novellas and comic books. It's a comic book convention, no doubt about that.

'Black Panther' movie important: founder of Canada's Black Speculative Arts Movement | The Toronto Observer

The release of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" is going to give the Black Speculative Arts Movement a tremendous boost, predicted Quentin VerCetty, artist and founder of Canada's BSAM organization. "People will be talking about for a long time, it is something we haven't seen on screen for a long time, something we artists are trying to create in a speculative realm."