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Thursday, April 20 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Futurism

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Jack Hamilton, “Living in a Future Paradise: Stevie Wonder’s Synthesizer Dreams”
Jason Heller, "Beyond Parliament: The Depth of Sci-Fi Funk in the ’70s”
Michelle Habell-Pallán, "‘Buen Vivir/The Good Life' with Chicas Rockeras South East Los Angeles and the Downtown Boys, ‘Malportado Kids: Sounds Like Chicanxfuturism’”

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Jayna Brown

Twitter | | Jayna Brown is Associate Professor of English and Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside. Her first book, Babylon Girls: Black Women Performers and the Shaping of the Modern was published by Duke University Press in 2008. Her new book Black Utopias: Speculative Life and the Music of Other Worlds (under peer review at Duke University Press) traces black radical utopian practice and vision, from the psychic travels of Sojourner Truth to Sun... Read More →

Speakers
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Michelle Habell-Pallán

Twitter | | Michelle Habell-Pallán, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, University of Washington, co-directs the Women Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities Oral History Archive; curated American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music (sponsored by MoPOP, UW, and the Smithsonian... Read More →
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Jack Hamilton

Twitter | | Jack Hamilton teaches in the departments of American Studies and Media Studies at the University of Virginia and is the author of Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination (Harvard University Press, 2016). He is also the pop critic for Slate magazine, where he writes about music, sports, and other areas of culture. He is currently working on a cultural history of inhuman musical instruments since 1970... Read More →
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Jason Heller

Twitter | | Jason Heller is a Hugo Award-winning editor, book critic, and music journalist who has written for The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly, and NPR. He also writes science fiction and fantasy, and his nonfiction book Strange Stars: How Science Fiction Transformed Popular Music in the... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm
JBL Theater MoPOP, 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109