Hip-Hop Coding: Exploring the Connections Between Computational Thinking and Hip-Hop Culture

Since its 1970s Bronx origins , hip-hop culture has been driven by youth and the appropriation of technologies and cultural materials for creative expression. Leveraging media technologies, minority youth living in post-industrial New York City developed a range of innovations in fashion, music, dance, and writing. From the creation of new rhythms by playing vinyl […]

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A Nation in Spite of Itself: Uncertainty and Hope in Colombia After the Referendum

Last week was full of emotions for Colombia. From hope to uncertainty, from sadness to happiness, from indignation to joy, Colombians have been experiencing a chain of contradictory emotions in the midst of a fragmented and polarized country. In the past 10 days, the country lost a historical opportunity to ratify a peace deal to […]

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Mobilizing the Civic Imagination: New Media in the Context of Colombia’s Peace Agreement and Referendum

Imagination is a powerful tool for social and cultural transformation. People need to be able to imagine and speak about change first in order to transform the world later. Our capacity to imagine creative alternatives to current society and politics, as Henry Jenkins and colleagues have explained in By Any Media Necessary, can be understood […]

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