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Hip Hop Can Hack Everything!

TECH INDUSTRY INSPIRATION FROM A CULTURE OF INNOVATION

KEYNOTE / PRESENTATION
 

Hip Hop has revolutionized music, popular culture, fashion, business, and advertising, reshaping entire industries. This talk delves into Hip Hop's immense innovative potential across various fields, including science and technology, education, health and wellness, politics and activism, journalism, and fine arts.

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The Dominance of Hip Hop

In 2017, Hip Hop/R&B overtook rock as the most popular music genre in the United States, solidifying its place in the cultural fabric of America and the world. Beyond music, Hip Hop's cultural influence has woven into many societal aspects, often in unprecedented and inventive ways.

Insights and Innovations

Drawing from years of experience in Hip Hop journalism, this talk offers an inspiring narrative on how Hip Hop culture can help drive innovation across many industries, particularly within the tech sector. We explore:

  • Technological, economic, and social issues: How Hip Hop is uniquely positioned to addresses, ease, and in some cases, eliminate contemporary societal challenges and disparities.

  • Obstacles and opportunities: Examining barriers hindering Hip Hop's full potential to educate and uplift.

  • Leading innovation: Highlighting how Hip Hop enthusiasts are particularly well equipped to inspire previously untapped creativity and ingenuity in science, technology, engineering, programming, and hacking fields.

Key Focus Areas

  • Hip Hop music and culture

  • Hacking and engineering

  • Programming and coding

  • STEM and STEAM

  • Diversity, equality, and inclusiveness

  • Creativity and the arts

Previously Delivered At

  • Google

  • Microsoft
  • Carnegie Mellon University

  • Hackers on Planet Earth Conference

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