Category Archives: STCR Update

Actual Fact: Visualizing Hiphop Lyrics As Cultural Indicator

For a few years I’ve been having an ongoing conversation with my art & technology colleagues concerning the need for an approach to teaching data visualization that also considers ethics and bias. As the rap data domain expert, I decided… Continue reading

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STCR Update: Summer 2015 — Rap Research Lab / Bronx Museum of Art

Happy End of Summer. Happy Eclipse. Happy First Week of School. Happy Roshashana. Happy Adis Amet. A lot has happened in the past 10 months. A lot has happened in the past 10 months. A lot has happened in the… Continue reading

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Picasso Baby.

I’ve just finished a new network graph that visualises the connections between rappers and the modern & contemporary painters they name drop in their rhymes. Spanning 1979 – 2014 the graph gives a glimpse of the historical relationship that rappers… Continue reading

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STCR Update: Winter 2013 — Maximum Distance. Minimum Displacement.

This year began with a fellowship at Harvard, closed with one at Carnegie Mellon and after 14 months on the road I’m back in NYC, living in the South Bronx. The funny thing about NYC is that a lot of… Continue reading

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