Identity politics

Identity (construct of…)

“Now part of what”…“I see as the problem is the idea of anybody’s having to fight the fragmentation and multicultural diversity of the world, not to mention outright oppression, by constructing something so rigid as an identity, an identity in which there has to be a fixed and immobile core, a core that is structured to hold inviolate such a complete biological fantasy as race— whether white or black”  —Samuel R. Delany, interviewed by Mark Dery, 1994



Smithsonian acquires P-Funk Mothership – The Washington Post

The 1990s replica of the stage prop, a 1,200-pound aluminum spacecraft, will go to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. — Source: The Washington Post


Encyclopedia of —isms

Reading stuff

Afrofuturism (Black to the future)

Afrofuturism is a “Speculative fiction that treats African-American themes and addresses African-American concerns in the context of twentieth-century technoculture—and, more generally, African American signification that appropriates images of technology and a prothetically enhanced future”. (Dery, p 180)


Huey's Re-Mix


Huey’s Re-Mix 1979: Uncle Jam a.k.a. George Clinton

UncleGeorge-IMG_2454 Uncle Jam Wants You, cover photo (by Diem M. Jones) and artwork (by Pedro Bell), 1979