Student Choice Speaker Series

Killer Mike: Race Relations in the US

Friday, April 24, 2015 / 7:00 PM, Doors 6:30 PM
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Killer Mike is a hip hop artist and activist whose solo album R.A.P. Music is a document of the socio-economic discrepancies and racism that still plague America. He is currently part of the duo Run the Jewels.

Killer Mike will speak about race relations in the US and address how current and future technologies could impact race relation issues.

Introduction: Christopher Nolte, MIT graduate student and CEO & Co-Founder of TapTape

Moderator: Ian Condry, MIT professor from the department of Comparative Media Studies and head of Foreign Languages and Literatures

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Image: Killer Mike Credit: Samantha J.

Young Guru: Design and Destruction

Friday, March 6, 2015 / 7:00 PM, Doors 6:30 PM
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Legendary audio engineer, educator and DJ, Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton is one of the men behind the iconic sound of world-renowned artist Jay-Z. Guru will speak about how there is a growing gap between the intentions, final execution of innovation and the ultimate execution as design, as and tech continues to create and recreate new realities. Young Guru will shed light on how design and innovation changed music and how that impact is now spreading to other aspects of design, innovation and tech as it relates to humanity.

Introduction: Christopher Nolte, MIT graduate student and CEO & Co-Founder of TapTape

Moderator: Ian Condry, MIT professor from the department of Comparative Media Studies and head of Foreign Languages and Literatures

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Image: Young Guru. Credit: Jared Fullerton.