Meet the coders who are hacking hip hop

In New York City, music meets technology at “The Monthly Music Hackathon,” where engineers and musicians join forces to confront a different theme or music genre. We go inside their first event exploring the intersection of hip hop, technology and education.

SciTech Now Episode 239

In this episode of SciTech Now, a hackathon exploring the intersection of hip hop, technology and education; battery powered pills that deliver medication in the body when and where it’s needed; the fascinating manipulation techniques of the orchid flower; and an innovative new wheelchair for people with mobility loss.

SciTech Now Episode 238

In this episode of SciTech Now, a New York-Historical Society exhibit on advancements in tech; the many connections between STEM and hip hop; the importance of charting and naming exoplanets; and the complicated physics behind removing dams.

In the classroom, STEM meets hip hop

What do STEM and hip hop have in common? For Christopher Emdin, a science educator at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College, the answer is: a lot. Emdin has teamed up with rappers to co-design a hip hop inspired science curriculum.

The best alliance in hip-hop

Hip-hop has fought hard to carve out a space for itself in the classroom. Today, some savvy teachers are “dropping everything” to teach rapper Kendrick Lamar’s new album, the Hamilton soundtrack is worming its way into American history classrooms and a handful of colleges are offering a minor in hip-hop studies. Hip-hop has become an […]