73 minutes | Jun 16, 2016
Ep. 3: "Viral"
We were gone for a second but we're back with the jump off. Josh, Tsige and Will discuss the X-Men franchise and the newest movie X-Men: Apocalypse and how Storm isn't given her 10s. Will praises Dirty Chai Tea. Tsige gives us a piece of Ethiopia. We then consider what it's like to exist in the digital space. What are our personal rules for survival? Tsige got the chance to sit with Visual Artist Riya Jama in a frank discussion of her viral video, her life, and using art as a weapon against the oppressor. Will produced a piece about Kadin Herring, a New School Student in New York City, who is being denied access to his transcripts because of menial financial holds. He talks about #FreeKadin, a social media protest he created to make his voice heard. Then its y’alls turn! We turn to listen to some people within the community we are building answer the following prompt: Survival tips: Is social media this generation's savior or the devil? Sounds by @iBANGLOUD @regardingjosh @willnaught @astoldbytsige
17 minutes | May 22, 2016
Ep. 2.1: "A Lil' Gem of Light"
Welcome back to Prismatic. This is a Gem: a bite-sized episode without all the structure, but with all the same storytelling. A little bit to tide you over until the next main episode. This is the one where Tsige (@astoldbytsige) talks to Yetunde Olagbaju(@ye.tunde on Instagram) about resilience, isolation as the birthplace of community and the work of the artist, institutional fuckery, traveling while black&queer, online communities, how misogynoir has no borders, and making art that takes space. Website: Prismaticseries.com Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @Prismaticseries Tsige: @astoldbytsige Will: @willnotgoquiet Josh @regardingjosh iTunes: http://apple.co/1U695ob Google Play: http://bit.ly/1TnJ9lV SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/1VqXT6Y Sticher: http://bit.ly/248SmDz Acast: http://bit.ly/1XNmj8r PodOmatic: http://bit.ly/1VHOisV Thanks to @iBANGLOUD for the sounds!
74 minutes | May 13, 2016
Ep. 2: "Desire"
Welcome back to this episode of Prismatic. This week Josh, Tsige and Will can’t help but discuss Beyoncé’s Lemonade and their visceral reactions. The Prismatic Team have a roundtable about the politics of desire and the line between prejudice and preference. Who’s voices and bodies are being excluded and why? How does our social location effect our decisions regarding love? Josh chats with Shannon Shird and Alexis Mena, artists and community organizers, who discuss their experience as a black, queer polyamorous couple. They speak about polyamory as a form of resistance from patriarchy and capitalism. Tsige sits down with documentarian Jamal Lewis who gives their oral history involving stories from their childhood and their upcoming documentary “No Fats, No Femmes.” They give their ideas on desire, preferences, sex, and gender. Then its y’alls turn! We turn to listen to some people within the community we are building answer the following prompt: Survival tips: How do you navigate the world of online dating? What's some advice you'd give your younger self?