About Us

Our Mission

Newfuturism.com is a 21st century innovation brain trust centered on processes and products that first and foremost raise the quality of life for people of African descent.  We create experiential educational opportunities, Afrofuturist literature,  facilitation process work and code designed to shift the world into a more sustainable, equitable state. 

Meet the Team

Jason Harris

CEO and Co-Founder

Jason Harris, founder and facilitator of the BlkRobot Project, spent 20 years working as an IT professional, and the past 17 years building a visionary practice as a writer, futurist and artist in Baltimore City, fearlessly diving into a diverse range of projects. He currently teaches technology at Booker T Washington Middle School for the Arts.

In 2003, he co-founded the Baltimore based study group of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation, a cultural arts group that teaches and propagates the martial art Capoeira Angola.

Jason is a writer whose work has appeared in Black Enterprise magazine, Catalyst Literary journal, BmoreArt.com and various online publications. He self-published the speculative fiction anthology entitled, “Redlines: Baltimore 2028′′ in 2012, and is a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow.

For five years, Jason served as the director of creative services for the Living Well Center in Baltimore, where he curated and managed projects centered around community arts, diaspora arts, and alternative education projects.

Jason collaborated with The MotherShip squad, which mounted the critically acclaimed anchor project at Artscape 2016 entitled, “The MotherShip Connection”. He has taught or facilitated at Goucher College, University of Baltimore and the University of the Bahamas

J. Wesley Days

COO, Institutional Relations

Wesley is spearheading the BRP’s institutional development, creating relationships with tech companies and exploring funding opportunities for the project.

He has worked with the United Nations and numerous global non-governmental organizations, creating opportunities to build bridges between nations and cultures of the world. His work remains consistently innovative, motivated by the need for greater cultural understanding and cooperation in the world.

Since 1994, Wesley has been traveling to and working in cultural and academic circles in Brazil. He remains committed to the ideas and philosophy that surround global citizenry and education, a path that began for him as a Merrill scholar and Thomas J. Watson Fellow, and he recognizes the profound possibilities for transformation that cultural exchange provides.

Wesley did his doctoral studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, his M.A. at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS — Bologna & Washington, D.C.) and his B.A. at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Jaye NIas

CONSULTANT, BLKROBOT PROJECT

Dr. Jaye Nias is a May 2016 graduate of Bowie State University in Computer Science. She previously worked as a Visiting Lecturer in Computer Science at The University of Maryland, Eastern Shore while completing her doctoral studies. Jaye’s previous academic research experience focused on mobile human-computer Interactions with an emphasis on cultural technological influences. 

Dr. Nias has also completed research in the field of computer science education, child-computer interactions and mobile technology development for education. Dr. Nias is enthusiastic about expanding research in mobile technology in order to leverage indigenous knowledge systems. Currenlty, Dr. Nias is working as a researcher at Spelman College in the CURE program where she is developing educational technologies that support student learning in Big Data and Computational Social Sciences.

Zen SPencer-Harris

Web Designer, SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Zen is an Oakland, California based web designer and content creator, utilizing photography and film to create innovative web presentations for his client base. 

Courtney Counts

Chief Marketing Officer

Courtney Counts also function as the Chief Innovation Architect for  KTC Atlanta, a socially conscious advertising and brand managment agency.  Mr. Counts experience in advertising stretches back over 20 years, including stints with GTM in Atlanta, where he was an EVP, and with 40 Acres and Mule Filmworks, where he managed the merchandising arm of the film company. 

Current Projects

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Coding with Baba J

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THe BLK RObot Project

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Redlines Publishing

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