THE MARS PROJECT - AFRO-FUTURISM COURSE
Mars Project - Afro-Futurism: Pathways to Black Liberation - Fall 2013
Final projects by students of D. Denenge Akpem's Afro-Futurism class
Slide #2: Core Questions for The MARS Project
Image from cover of Malidoma Patrice Somé's Of Water and the Spirit
Slide #3: Core Questions for The MARS Project
Close-up of breast cancer cell
Architectural as Mnemonic Devices; Mars architecture from composite historical sources
Original Fiction Story Concept and Introduction
Mars Surface Simulation and Greenhouse Interactive Multi-media
Digital and Physical Collage: Scrapbook of Afro-Futurism and Chicago Black Metropolis
Mars Tune: Sonic Healing based on chakra frequency; Original Composition and Live Performance
Number 9 Tour: Event Planning Concept
Food on Mars: Infographic and Baked Goods
The Drum - Peruvian Cajon + Semi-precious Stones.
Barry Bonds vs. The Creature from Mars: Rock, Paper, Scissors interactive game; paper mache; game concept
Mars News: Radio Broadcast Station Advertisement and Member Website
Kelsie Johnson (and class)
Mars Anthem: Song Composition, Recording and Live Performance
Afro-Futurism: Pathways to Black Liberation - Fall 2013
The MARS Project
Many thanks to the amazing students of Afro-Futurism Fall 2013! Brilliant projects were realized, serious effort was put forth, gems manifested!
Upcoming Confirmed and Recent Presentations on The MARS Project:
.WebVisions Chicago 2014, featured speaker (September)
.NEH Institute on Black Aesthetics, Emory University, Atlanta, presentation/day of Afro-Futurism (July - August)
.WebVisions Portland 2014, speaker (May)
.Dean's Here + Now at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, conversation with Delinda Collier (April)
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If you are interested in more information on The MARS Project, please contact me and I will be happy to talk with you about it!
"The MARS Project" is a multi-media final project by Columbia College Chicago students in D. Denenge Akpem's Fall 2013 "Afro-Futurism: Pathways to Black Liberation" course.
This page catalogs information related to the project, ongoing exhibitions and presentations about "The MARS Project" and Afro-Futurism by D. Denenge Akpem, and news related to Mars travel.
. February 21, 2015 . RT News Online: Re: The First (Human) Woman to Give Birth on Mars:
. February 19, 2015 . ChicagoInno: Re: UChicago Student One of the Finalists for Mars One
. February 15, 2015 . The Final 100 for Mars One
This is being marketed like Big Brother or some kind of reality show. The music, the announcer and editing: "Do YOU have what it takes TO COLONIZE MARS?"