Black Freedom Beyond Borders: A Night of Art+ Tech + Interactive Storytelling with Betti Ono artists in residence Wakanda Dream Lab.

Join the Wakanda Dream Lab @ Betti Ono for #BlackFreedomBeyondBorders A Night of  Interactive Storytelling with Augmented Reality on First Friday, Nov 1st from 6-9pm and a bonus date Friday Nov 8 , 6-9pm with special invited guests the Afro-Tech community!

In our interactive panel and workshop, we invite the Wakanda Fandom to become worldbuilders of Black Futures and Freedom! We will bring the Wakandra Dream Lab to life through verbal, visual and virtual storytelling from contributors of the Black Freedom Beyond Borders anthology series.

Ever imagined what it would be like to write yourself into the World of Wakanda?  Maybe you have dreamed of how freedom stories would feel in an afrofuturist landscape? Or perhaps you have already written these stories and are interested in bringing them to life as an immersive installation with augmented reality?

Over the past 2 years, Wakanda Dream Lab (a collective afrofuturist project of the creative design lab – Intelligent Mischief) has been asking these same design questions and we invite the Wakanda Fandom to become worldbuilders of Black Futures and Freedom!

We have produced 2 speculative fan fiction anthologies to create immersive, visionary stories that imagine Black Freedom Beyond Borders. Since then, it has been brought to life as an exhibition, installation and creative lab at Betti Ono in Downtown Oakland!

Learn about the stories, storytellers, and new storytelling platforms that equip us with powerful ways to activate students, creatives, and fans as worldbuilders for


ABOUT  As Betti Ono artists in residence for  The Fire Next Time: A Call & Response,  Intelligent Mischief,  invites the Black Diaspora home to the Wakanda Dream Lab to dream, create, and live  #BlackFuturesFreedomOakland. A generative experience remixing cultural elements of fan fiction, Wakanda Dream Lab, creates unique story worlds, immersive installations, and interactive events that connect and inspire fans of Wakanda and Afrofuturist fiction who dare to dream of collective liberatory futures.

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