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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A collection of arcane, unpublished, and (by implication) mostly ad-hoc techniques developed for a particular application or systems area (compare black magic).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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In some ways, it is reminiscent of Beat poetry and Black Arts poetry, when poets all read in the same register, and the uniqueness of voice was sometimes sacrificed to benefit popularity.
The Black Arts Movement, deeply influenced by the work of Amiri Baraka and Larry Neat, was controversial in that it broke with the civil rights protest literature of the time and urged black writers to celebrate Black Power--to use their rage, to use their own history to forge a new aesthetic.
He remains a very interesting voice from the Black Arts Movement, continuing to write and to challenge contemporary readers to think and to act, and to assess the past, the present, and the future.
The influence of the Black Arts Movement can also be seen in the work of later artists, from the writers Toni Morrison, John Edgar Wideman, and August Wilson to actors Avery Brooks, Danny Glover, and Samuel L.
So the first author I read who addressed sexism in the Black Arts Movement jolted me out of my fantasy.
In this fascinating and important new book, however, historian Daniel Widener draws attention to many lesser-known writers, musicians, visual artists, and filmmakers who constituted the Black Arts Movement in southern California.
As James Smethurst suggests in a valuable historical survey of BAM, "the numerous direct exchanges and interconnections between African American cultural and political activists in Chicago and Detroit made the Black Arts movement in those cities exceptionally vital" (180).
She is considered one of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement, and is the author of 16 books.
It is a difficult task to define a clear historical framework for an artistic movement, and the Black Arts Movement is not an exception.
Festival attendees will travel from throughout the nation and around the world to witness an astounding array of events brought together with one common goal: to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of an artistic institution -- The National Black Arts Festival.
Born out of the anger toward and disaffection with the uptight boundaries of Western art and culture, the Black Arts Movement erupted from the streets, first in Harlem, but later in communities wherever there were black artists and activists seeking a new and radical way of expressing a reborn relationship with Africa and America.