Parsons School of Design

BFA Communication Design

Thesis 2017

Myles Jones
Myles Jones

“May the Force be with You,” a quote that resonates always. Entirely, Science Fiction has been my main focal point—its intent to be used as a tool to visualize the future of humanity and our possibilities. I have noticed despite my admiration for this genre, the one thing I have yet to see prominently is Black. Black People, Africans, African Americans—as a black man I want to see myself on the large screen saving the galaxy or sitting in the Captain’s chair. Observing the current social structures of my people, collectively we are taught to limit our greatness just to get by. When we too could go where no man has gone before. Black comic book writers, illustrators, and readers are vast, but barely noticeable in the Sci-Fi sphere.

According to Kevin Grevioux, “the lack of black people creating sci-fi projects, comes from a pragmatism facing the dreams of black youth…When you’re white, your dreams go far and a lot of times that is because there are no encumbrances. The world is wide open to them, in a way that isn’t open for us.” My Thesis, 27.3, is an intro to a theoretical film produced and portrayed by a black cast and crew, starring Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba, Shameik Moore, Florence Kasumba etc. The plot focuses on Earth and former colony Mars in tense peace accords after an attack on Martian territory, while an investigation aims to bring light a plot that would pit both nations at war.




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