Gulf Futurism in Dazed & Confused Magazine

Like the endtimes, this is much belated.

But the November issue of Dazed & Confused Magazine has a feature on Gulf Futurism as encompassed, encased and embodied by Fatima Al Qadiri and I. If you missed it, HASH

Perhaps far more excitingly, Bruce Sterling wrote about it in his WIRED blog:

“A weird Arab-futurist ideology bursting out of the circles around “Bidoun” magazine. Huh. Well, it’s one thing to be an ultra-wealthy art collector, but when you start writing about art, you might well find yourself with an intellectual position.”

AND I even got a Wikipedia page out of it! Shukrz wikielves!

To supplement Karen Orton’s article with our own definitions, Fatima and I gathered some Examples HINA

Master Sterling was mui kind in his response to that gathering (*w*)

“I almost hate publicizing stuff like this now. It might get snapped up by Rihanna and used as a seapunk video, and that’s startin’ to get on my nerves. There needs to be an exclusive first-class purdah lounge somewhere, where people like Sophia Al-Maria and James Bridle can hang out because they’re too gifted, intelligent and interesting to be exposed to the actual Internet.”

Bust out Brundlefly’s teleportation machine because I’d form a human-spider with James Bridle anyday…

I just khope this middle-aged Syrian bonbon look I’m working gets picked up by Azealea Banks. After all, the only logical place for popstars to go these days, the final frontier as it were IS hijab. 

In addition to this flourescence of attentience: UAE blog The State posted their first Khaleej Futurist entry.

“The Qaaba and Calligraphic Space Time”

Sidenote: Is ‘Oort’ not the perfect transliteration of the sound a floating chibi presence with a monocle makes as it bumps along the cobblestones in a fantasy Miyazaki Austro-Hungarian township?

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3 Responses to “Gulf Futurism in Dazed & Confused Magazine”
  1. softestbullet says:

    Is ‘Oort’ not the perfect transliteration of the sound a floating chibi presence with a monocle makes as it bumps along the cobblestones in a fantasy Miyazaki Austro-Hungarian township?

    Omg. I love you.

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