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The stereotypes about Africa/Africans are too many to list here. They’re mostly negative, myopic depictions that focus on war, famine, abject poverty, disease, and corruption. In other oversimplifications, Africans are written up as model immigrants, overachieving geniuses, or displaced chiefs moonlighting as gas station attendants.
Outside of these caricatures, many Africans are going to work and school, voting in their local elections, and spending way too much time on Facebook. And they’re over the ignorance that has collectively miscast them.
In response, a swelling movement of young Africans are launching concerted efforts to wrest the image of Africa from entities and interests that don’t promote a balanced understanding of the continent.
on Mar 3, 2013 -
is perhaps the internet's most
stands for a
of artists who
animated GIF landscapes populated
bunny rabbits and tinny, MIDI
of Savage Garden ballads. As the
, London, opens its archives to Arcangel's curatorial eye, could digi/net
be set to
, like a rampant
the truest reflection of our
selves? Are we destined to roam the int3erw£bs like the
mythic beasts of yore
digi art can free us
from the confines of this fleshy void?
on Dec 8, 2009 -
is a global youth arts initiative (under 25s) that develops and profiles artists and their work across television, radio, in print and online. Requires Flash. [MI]
on Nov 15, 2005 -
Time Digital 2026:
Normally I wouldn't get too excited about Time Digital, but this issue was edited by SF writer Bruce Sterling and features such future niceties as sewerbots and organically grown homes. Now if we could only get him to guest-edit Family PC...
on Dec 6, 2000 -