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black art

A collection of arcane, unpublished, and (by implication) mostly ad-hoc techniques developed for a particular application or systems area (compare black magic). VLSI design and compiler code optimisation were (in their beginnings) considered classic examples of black art; as theory developed they became deep magic, and once standard textbooks had been written, became merely heavy wizardry. The huge proliferation of formal and informal channels for spreading around new computer-related technologies during the last twenty years has made both the term "black art" and what it describes less common than formerly. See also voodoo programming.
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Ishmael: I knew some of the people who founded Black Arts Repertory Theater, the New York branch of what Eugene Redmond has documented as a nation-wide movement.
This special section highlights three phases in Chicago's history of modernist literary and artistic production: the Chicago Literary Renaissance (1900-1930), the Chicago Black Renaissance (1935-1950), and the Black Arts Movement in Chicago (1966-1976).
If, as has been suggested by some, what was intended was a post-Civil Rights era art/s movement, it's come and gone already, having lasted from the mid-1960's through the mid-1970's, and it was called the Black Arts Movement.
Jazz Griots does not propose a comprehensive account of the Black Arts Movement, although Marcoux acknowledges the work of such influential scholars as James Smethurst, Aldon Lynn Nielsen, William J.
Baraka transformed from the rare black to join the Beat caravan of Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac to leader of the Black Arts Movement, an ally of the Black Power movement that rejected the liberal optimism of the early '60s and intensified a divide over how and whether the black artist should take on social issues.
This image of Christian womanhood, purity and Black Power flashed through my mind after a recent overload of information about Black Power and Black Arts Movements in the 1960s and 1970s.
BLACK ARTS WEST: CULTURE AND STRUGGLE IN POSTWAR LOS ANGELES
The Black Arts Movement (BAM) has become an increasingly popular subject of critique in recent years.
revises and expands lectures in which he examines the Black Arts Movement of the 1980s in Britain and the American culture wars in the 1990s.
Summary: Speaking to African youth during the World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures in Dakar, Senegal, Leader Muammar Gaddafi said in order for Africa to protect its wealth and resources including its long coasts Africa needs to have a strong one army.
Sanchez, who was born in 1934, will present a free lecture, "From Black Arts to Hip Hop: Implications for the 21st Century," at 7 p.