'Griots and Galaxies: Unveiling the Multiverse of Black Speculative Fiction'

Event description

  • Arts and entertainment
  • Campus life

ASU Library and Center for Science and the Imagination present “Griots and Galaxies: Unveiling the Multiverse of Black Speculative Fiction,” an exhibit at Hayden Library on ASU’s Tempe campus. The exhibit centers on the four primary genres that comprise Black Speculative Fiction—Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror and (Alternate) History — demonstrating how each works to imagine better futures for Black people.

Visitors to Hayden Library can experience a new featured book collection, Black Speculative Fiction-inspired artwork and a listening station with a curated playlist of songs by Janelle Monáe to Drexciya. A highlight includes Alton Glass’s VR film “POV: Points of View,” a hyper-digital sci-fi virtual reality series immersed in a near-future Los Angeles where personal data is the new currency and weaponized AI Police drones. 

The exhibit was curated by ASU Associate Professor Lauren Ruffin, who holds joint appointments in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the Media and Immersive eXperience Center.

Read more about the exhibit on the ASU Library's newsfeed and ASU News.

Event contact

ASU Library

Thursday, February 1, 2024


7:00 am11:59 pm (MST)


Hayden Library, Level 1