MLK Scholar Presentation: "Optimal Novelty" with Wasalu “Lupe Fiasco” Jaco

MLK Scholar Presentation: "Optimal Novelty" with Wasalu “Lupe Fiasco” Jaco

Wednesday, 16 November 2022 | 12-1pm | Hybrid

Institute Community and Equity Office

Lupe Fiasco

Grammy-award winning rapper, community advocate, and entrepeneur Wasalu "Lupe Fiasco" Jaco [2022-23 MLK Visiting Scholar] presents his work at the intersection of technology and art.

Combining his interests in cognitive science, linguistics, semiotics, and computing with the expertise at MIT, he takes lyrical analysis to the next level. He dives into the recording industry, digital landscapes, and the mediated experience of rap. 

Join the ICEO to learn more about his research projects that use computing to explore novel questions around hip hop.

Wasalu Jaco's MLK Visiting Professors and Scholars residency is hosted by Nick Montfort and Mary Fuller through the Comparative Media Studies/Writing Department.


This event is hybrid. Please register and choose your ticket accordingly here.

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