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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM A BAD USER AGREEMENT?

bad user agreement flier describing the call for submissions

ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM A BAD USER AGREEMENT?

METROPOLARITY is seeking participants for an upcoming inquiry to be published in the Journal of Speculative Vision & Critical Liberation Technologies.

Are You Experiencing Feelings Of:
√ Guilt or Shame
√ Anxiety
√ Nameless Frustration
√ Fininacial Doom
√ Self Harming Ideation
√ Truancy
√ Murderous Raging
√ Near-Total Dissociation
√ Forgetfullness
√ Compulsive Scrolling
√ Hypervigilance
√ Forced or Pressured Speech
√ Paranoia
√ Nihilism or Not Caring
√ Losing Time

These may be symptoms of living under one or more Bad User Agreements. Common examples of predisposing factors that increase the risk of experiencing a Bad User Agreement include:
√ Filling a prescription
√ Attending an appointment with a medical profesional
√ Enrolling in post secondary educational programs
√ Getting married
√ Paying into your social security fund
√ Existing as Black, Indigenous, Poor, Trans, Disabled, etc.
√ Opening a bank account
√ Searching for housing
√ Leaving your cell phone on for extended periods of time

DUE BY FEBRUARY 14th, 2018
Send experiential materials, dreams, memories, premonitions, cautionary tales, fantasies, and any supplementary self surveillance materials to METROPOLARITY at GMAIL dot COM with subject line “BAD USER AGREEMENT” and any of the following attachments:

.otf .rtf .doc .docx .txt .wav .mp3 .mp4 .jpg .gif .png .pdf .html URL

Participants will receive at no cost:
$$ • 2 copies of the published inquiry
$$ • Financial compensation as determined by number of eligible participants.

Disclaimer: For safety purposes, participation in this inquiry will not require genetic, bio-political, or social mediated data. Participants maintain the right to manipulate any of their own identifying data as they see fit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally posted here 30 December 2017
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2017 Lambda Literary Award Finalist in LGBTQ SF/F/Horror
"Style of Attack is amazing! It's like our generation's Snow Crash but way better; feel like it's exactly the kind of work that people need to be making and reading right now. Metropolarity is killing it."
METROPOLARITY is a DIY sci-fi collective based, bred, and tested in the colliding future-present of Philadelphia. This Style of Attack Report contains select work from METROPOLARITY's four founding members, who contribute theory, practice, and experience of home grown speculative visioning for both historical documentation as well as personal and collective survival. The collection serves as a model and a record of how Black, brown, queer, low-resource, working, ill and in-recovery people can project themselves into the future, conjuring resources, technology, and magic that aid us in the present.

Also this sci-fi is FIRE cuz the crew don't play.


122 pages
4.25" x 7"
13.00 USD

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Request a copy at your local library.
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UNCOLLECTED TALES

The Ark Charted Prism That Promised It's Light
Galactic
The Three Known Tales of Hatim Muzumbo
And Now I Am the Loveliest

FUTURE NOW EPISODE

JOURNAL OF SPECULATIVE VISION & CRITICAL LIBERATION TECHNOLOGIES: SE 2 EP 1

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A Young Thug Confronts His Own Future
IT IS OKAY - Laura Pollard
SPONSORED MESSAGES from grey nebraska
commentary from Azeem Hill, Fred Pinguel, n Carolyn Lazard
BATTLEFIELD REPLICA SYMMETRY RETROSPECTA - Moor Mother
THE 40TH ST. CON - Skribbly LaCroix
CONSTANTEMIEDOCONSTANTE - Natis
DISTRICTS - Aja Beech
FLYBOYS - Billie Blazer
G.P.S. - Althea Baird
LIFE ONLINE WORKSHEET - Eighteen & Ras
PORTRAIT OF THE ACTIVIST AS A YOUNG SUPER-HERO - Alex Smith
BLACK QUANTUM FUTURISM - Rasheedah Phillips

2013 ARCHIVE SPECIAL

JOURNAL OF SPECULATIVE VISION & CRITICAL LIBERATION TECHNOLOGIES: PILOT + SE01 EP01

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Gentry
Yolanda
The Great Collapse and Our New Community
D.I.Y. Wormhole
IS SCI-FI POLITICAL: Our intentions
In Which Afro-Barista Dreams of a White Dwarf Star

PILOT EPISODE - THE POLITICAL

Hello Hello - Shane Jenkins
The PTSD - R.Phillips
Redundancies - Warren Longmire
Culling the Herd - C. Renee Stephens
Cyborg Apocalypse - M Eighteen Téllez
Networks
Resource Spotlight
Crew Love

EPISODE 01- SPACE INVADERS

The Adhesion of the Eyelids - Patrokolos
A 21st Century Mind Revolution - Melissa Moore
Creating New Space-Times - R. Phillips
centerfold - Pyroglyphics/Shawn Alleyne
Networks
Resource Spotlight
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AUDIO & VIDEO

LISTEN

DESIRE HOPE DESPAIR Speculative Storytelling podcast
DEBRIEF: (1) SOFT TARGETS (2) LASER LIFE
YOU HAVE 4 MESSAGES
A Glimpse at Death - Dystopian Fiction x Grind Music
Performance: Sent(a)Mental Project

WATCH & LISTEN

DEBRIEF: (1) SOFT TARGETS (2) LASER LIFE
Our Church LASER LIFE: a video recap
Smut, Cyberspace, and Hard SF: A video situation with Ras and R.Phillips
This is Our Church: A Laser Life Recap
In Which Afro-Barista Dreams of a White Dwarf Star
FILE THIS SHIT UNDER THE GENRE OF GOOD: Laser Life, the lifeblood.
THE WORLD HAS MOVED ON: A Wednesday evening
NODE CONSTRUCTION: A SUNDAY AFTERNOON
PERFECT TEXT BASED WIT: Ras Mashramani reads at Moonstone Arts Center
"Jenna is making love to a woman wearing a Louis Vuitton hazmat Suit . . ."
Previously at the Laser Life . . .

WORKSHEETS & POSTERS

#LIFEONLINE Worksheet PDF
WEAPONS OF PERCEPTION Poster PDF

REVIEWS

No Spoilers Beyond Episode 1 anime review series continues! Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
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What's That On Her Bookshelf: Our year-end media picks
Media Blackout: Game one of our media review series