A succinct yet useful resource. I’m taking a break from my research at the moment due to work, convention and further study, but there’s a lot more coming up in the near future, I promise you that!
For centuries, humans have invented ingenious devices to replace lost limbs. Here we have a gallery of some of the most cutting-edge prosthetics from years past — comparable to today’s bionic arms. What’s fascinating is that these historic devices weren’t just about limb replacement, but also enhancement.
by Nicole Ouimette
The revolution will not be cited. It will not have a bibliography, or a title page. The revolution will never happen in the seclusion of the ivory tower built by racist, sexist, and classist institutions. Professional academic researchers in the…
One of the reasons I started my research into what I call the African cyborg, that is, the physical and metaphysical union of person and machine, was precisely for this reason. How we imagine our pasts shapes not only our futures, but the methods we use to shape our futures, i.e., our activism.
Some of the world’s greatest cities during the Middle Ages were on the eastern coast of Africa. Their ornate stone domes and soaring walls, made with ocean corals and painted a brilliant white, were wonders to the traders that visited them from Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. They were the superpowers of the Swahili Coast, and they’ve long been misunderstood by archaeologists. It’s only recently that researchers outside Africa are beginning to appreciate their importance.
Seems like no matter how far we come as Afro people, there is always a stereotype, perception and opinion that stalls our growth and ultimate goal of obtaining…