NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism is a New Installation at Sundance

By: Riley von Niessen - Feb 7, 2017
References: theverge & sundance.org
NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism is the title of a new installation at the Sundance Film Festival and is described as a "cyberpunk beauty salon."

The installation was developed by Hyphen-Labs and has a two-part design. The first part is meant to shed light on the issues women of color often deal with. These issues concern more serious problems like harassment, as well as surface-level ones that are also of high importance, like finding beauty products that actually blend into their skin.

The second part of NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism features virtual reality technology, and Hyphen-Labs invites participants to experience a world that features an entire cast of futuristic characters. Those who participate will be helping Hyphen-Labs to explore the "neurocognitive impact" of the experience.