Other Planes: Afro/Futurism Podcast


Art, Culture & Society, and Philosophy

Other Planes explores all things Afro/Futurism in cosmic and conscious cultures worldwide, from music to art, science to politics—and beyond. Join host tobias c. van Veen as we undertake audio journeys and interviews with world-class visionaries, creatives, and futurists, from emcees and philosophers to scribes and scholars, programmers and poets. Other Planes covers radical diversity in the speculative arts, including science fiction, film, and comix; cosplay, performance, poetry and posthumanism; cyberfeminism, queer theory, futuristic politics and remix culture; and the global sounds of electronic, experimental, new griot and machine music. Expect to encounter all the dark matter of the radical and interstellar imaginary on Other Planes.

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Other Planes 04: ZiggZaggerZ the Bastard, Performance Poet & Cosplayer

Recorded on 2018-07-04

We go on location with performance poet and Afrofuturist cosplayer ZiggZaggerZ the Bastard, author of The Bastard’s Manifesto. ZiggZaggerZ discusses race, disability and self-empowerment in her cosplay of Queen of Clubs at Emerald City ComicCon 2016 in Seattle, before we go behind-the-scenes at a cosplay photoshoot in Whistler, BC, featuring ZiggZaggerZ as Queen Hippolyta and […]

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Other Planes 03: Black Cosplay at Emerald City ComiCon

Recorded on 2016-07-15

Reporting live from Emerald City ComiCon 2016, Other Planes talks with black cosplayers about identity, race, and gender in cosplay, comix, and action films, speaking with incarnations of the Black Panther, Future Static Shock, Green Lantern, Trunks, Sardonyx, a Vodou Joker and a Ghostbuster.

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Other Planes 02: John Jennings, Graphic Novelist & Professor

Recorded on 2016-06-06

John Jennings is an award-winning graphic novelist, curator, cartoonist, and Associate Professor of Art. John is currently illustrating the first graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s seminal black science work on slavery and time travel, Kindred.

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Other Planes 05: Minister Faust: Author, Artist & Broadcaster

Minister Faust is an award-winning Kenyan-Canadian science fiction and magical realist author, artist and broadcaster. In this episode we discuss his long-awaited sequels to the Coyote Kings and War on Mir series, as well as independent publishing, tips on self-promotion for artists, the white canon of CanLit, and ancient Kemeti philosophy. For more on Minister […]

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