ISSN: 1477965X
First published in 2003
3 issues per volume
Volume 10 Issue 1
Cover Date: May 2012
We want the funk: What is Afrofuturism to the situation of digital arts in Africa?
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Authors:  Tegan Bristow 
DOI: 10.1386/tear.10.1.25_1

Keywords
Afrofuturism,African digital art,African science fiction,globalized culture,centralized worldview,Decentralization,Globalization

Abstract
This article takes Afrofuturism as a model for addressing the concerns for digital and technology arts practice in Africa. The focus is on a mechanism for decentralization of a centralized western worldview. Cyberfeminist notions from Haraway’s ‘Cyborg Manifesto’; propositions for an African Science Fiction; and Bouriaud’s ‘Radicant’ are additionally taken into account to reflect similar mechanism in addressing the mechanisms of decentralization. All these act as speculative methods, which are applied to thinking about the concerns that come with contemporary Globalization. The aim is to rethink these issues in globalisaton, particularly with regard to creative and cultural practice with communication technologies emanating from Africa.
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