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I was introduced to the concept of Afrofuturism by Alondra Nelson and Art McGee in the early 1990s.  I joined the newly founded Afrofuturism listserv moderated by Dr. Nelson and became part of the lively community of scholars, activists and artists who have given the field its shape.  Along with occasionally moderating the listserv, I built the original Afrofuturism web site with contributions from many in the community
In 1996 WIRED Magazine published my brief but oft-cited essay, ““Life Behind the Screen: African-American Theory and Computer-Mediated Communication.” The original version, The Unbearable Whiteness of Being: African American Critical Theory and Cyberculture, was longer, but WIRED insisted on truncating it.

Other writing on Afrofuturism:

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