This week we talk to artist, musician, and community organizer Violet Luxton, who works and lives at the intersection of Indigenous wisdom traditions and Indigenous rights movements, #LandBack and #BlackLivesMatter, afro-futurism, yoga, and visionary biotechnological speculation. In a conversation far shorter than the subject matter deserves, we explore some of the themes in and related to her profound academic paper, “Transtemporality and The Technology of Indigenous Kinship: The Science of Remembering Ourselves.”

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Music by Future Fossils co-host Evan “Skytree” Snyder.

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Also Discussed In This Episode:

Violet Luxton at LinkedInSaki Mafundikwa — Ingenuity and Elegance in Ancient African Alphabets

Ron Eglash — The Fractals at The Heart of African Designs


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