The Voodoo That You Do

Oh, look! Strings and arrays in ancient Igbo culture. “Witchdoctor”, apparently. #ThatVoodooThatYouDo

picture of a dibia Link.

It’s no wonder that indigenous African sciences were dismissed, by white men upon first contact, as “voodoo”. Look familiar?

Like fractals, deeply embedded in the fabric of African culture for Millenia, these were concepts far in advance of anything seen in Europe.

Could it be that repetition and pattern embedded in our music, art, architecture – and hair – give us cultural aptitudes pre-disposed to computational thinking?

woman wearing fractal print fabric Link.

This line of thinking has interesting implications – but I’ll come back to that.

You heard the man. Go!

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