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Black Turntable Music Culture in the 1980s, Prof Adam Banks, Stanford University

January 27, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:20pm
ONLINE-ONLY EVENT LIMITED TO STANFORD STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED WITH A STANFORD EMAIL ADDRESS.
Speaker(s): 
Adam Banks

Committed teacher. Midnight Believer. A Slow Jam in a Hip Hop world. Cerebral and silly, outgoing and a homebody. Vernacular and grounded but academic and idealistic too. Convinced that Donny Hathaway is the most compelling artist of the entire soul and funk era, and that we still don't give Patrice Rushen enough love. He's a crate digger, and DJ with words and ideas, and he believes that the people, voices and communities we bring with us to Stanford are every bit as important as those with which we engage here at Stanford.

His scholarship lies at the intersections of writing, rhetoric and technology issues; my specialized interests include African American rhetoric, community literacy, digital rhetorics and digital humanities. His most recent book is titled Digital Griots: African American Rhetoric in a Multimedia Age, and his current digital/book project is titled Technologizing Funk/Funkin Technology: Critical Digital Literacies and the Trope of the Talking Book.

Event Sponsor: 
Department of Communication, Program in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences Program, Center for African Studies, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Center for South Asia, Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Bioengineering, African & African American Studies, Program in Human Biology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of, Science, Technology and Society, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), Department of Anthropology
Contact Email: 
jwreid@stanford.edu