Lupe Fiasco spoke with Okayplayer about his new album Drill Music in Zion, his forthcoming MIT course, rappers catching RICO cases, his friendship with Virgil Abloh, and more.
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The city has been a hub of discovery and scientific breakthroughs for four centuries. A walking tour seeks to tell that story.
MLK Visiting Scholar for 2022-2023 at MIT Lupe Fiasco releases new album.
Supported by a $100 million founding gift, the Morningside Academy for Design is expected to open in the fall.
The artist and MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative Arts curator makes work that explores why the seemingly impossible is possible.
Master’s student Chelsi Cocking combines her love for computer science and design in her research and outreach efforts at the Media Lab.
Departing from games that glorify European conquest, “Promesa” helps players understand Puerto Rico as a modern-day colony.
A new board game from Mikael Jakobsson and Rosa Colón Guerra that highlights the colonized experience in Puerto Rico.
Irmandy Wicaksono, a PhD Candidate in Media Arts and Sciences from Indonesia is featured by Art & Market.
Since 2015, director and publisher of the MIT Press Amy Brand has presided over one of the largest university presses in the world, which marks its 60th anniversary this month.
A new course explores the impacts of race, sexuality, and gender on the systems of everyday life For Danielle Wood, understanding identity–how experiences of race, gender, sexuality, and ability affect one’s experience of the world–is critical for designing better systems, … Continued
Departing from games that glorify European conquest, Promesa helps players understand Puerto Rico as a modern-day colony In the popular board game Puerto Rico, players are placed in the role of colonial governors. Their task, while growing crops on … Continued
Spaces for learning, living, discovering, and making were created and renewed during the MIT Campaign for a Better World.
The Detroit-based artist positions organized labor and workers’ rights as entombed relics, victims of post-industrial economy — and leaves little room for discussion.
Creative technologist preps trio of film and virtual reality documentaries on Barbuda.
When the heat is on, some of us go to the beach, others retreat to air-conditioned movie theatres, and a few smart souls seek out the cool quiet of a museum.
Construction activities are scheduled to begin for the redevelopment of the Metropolitan (Met) Warehouse (Building W41) in June.
“He had to overcome so many obstacles in his life, and yet that didn’t deter him from doing what he wanted to do,” Michael Gruenbaum said of composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, MIT Wind Ensemble, MIT Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and some special guests came together to perform It Must Be Now! (IMBN!), a two-year endeavor combining music, spoken word, and interpretive dance.
Rapper and 12-time Grammy nominee Lupe Fiasco has been appointed to the 2022-23 MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars Program at MIT.
Lupe Fiasco is graduating from Chicago rhyme-slinger to MIT professor, announcing Friday that he’ll be teaching at the prestigious school.
Lupe Fiasco is trading backpack rap for, well, just backpacks. The Food & Liquor MC has been announced as part of MIT’s MLK Visiting Professor Program for the 2022-23 academic year.
Azra Akšamija explores the complex role of culture in war and other crises.
Earlier this week, Lupe Fiasco announced via social media that he is going to be teaching rap at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.