Festival at Google NYC August 16 - 18, 2019

New Media Arts, Culture and Technology

Festival | Research Lab | Social Institution

for Black empowerment



Building Community at the intersections of Art, Design, Technology, Activism and Blackness

through interdisciplinary innovation for long-lasting social impact.


Learn About

What we’ve Done

In 2018, Afrotectopia held its inaugural festival at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Programming (ITP). We sold out shortly after being announced; filled a weekend with a variety of events from panels to workshops to a pop-up new media exhibition; created a $5,000 scholarship for an incoming Black ITP student; invested over $10,000 in Black/POC creatives and businesses; and established a vibrant community of innovators passionate about racial equity and social justice.

2018 Festival (recap)

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Sharing work from Think Tank


speculative test kitchen and culinary experience

by Ayodamola Tanimowo Okunseinde

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Jazzy Shares her VR Piece

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Marilyn Nance Asks Question


Support from

Our Sponsors

We could not be more appreciative of the support from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Tisch Initiative for Creative Research, as well as Google and Mailchimp for their sponsorship in helping realizing Afrotectopia 2019.

If you’d like to sponsor, email: info@afrotectopia.org




Festival 2019

We are excited to host our annual New Media Arts, Culture and Technology Festival this Summer in New York City. Join us for a weekend of a variety of events as we celebrate Blackness, and explore how technology and the arts can be used to mitigate racial disparities.

Summer Camp 2019

July 29-August 3rd

Marymount School of New York

116 97th Street

We are also very excited to host our pilot Afrotectopia Summer Camp, building a curriculum that merges art, design, technology, Black culture and activism. Throughout the week, students will be exposed to music technology, digital activism, animation, creative coding, designing for the future, and more. The program is free and open to NYC public, charter and parochial school students entering grades 6-12th (preference of admittance being given to students of African and/or Latino descent and are Harlem/Upper Manhattan residents). Lunch and supplies will be provided. Apply, here.




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