MUS114 – Winter 2021 – Week 9

Housekeeping Cameras, if you can! Quiz: due this Friday at 11:59PM California time. P2: Questions, Comments, Concerns? Check in: How are you doing? Content Rose, Tricia (1996) Pages 425-7. What is Rose’s definition of hip hop at the beginning of her analysis? What are the “primary properties” of hip hop culture? What are the central… Continue reading MUS114 – Winter 2021 – Week 9

MUS114 – Winter 2021 – Week 4

Housekeeping Reading response #2 is due Friday @ 11:59 California time. You should have already received a grade for reading response #1, if you haven’t please let me know in an email and we can work it out!  Complete the interview(s) for P1. Listen to the recording afterwards—or read over your notes—and assemble a P1 statement… Continue reading MUS114 – Winter 2021 – Week 4

MUS114 – Winter 2021 – Week 1

Housekeeping Quiz this Friday, you will have until 11:59PM California time to complete it. Questions about the syllabus? Gauchospace? Drop something you’ve been listening to in the chat! Content Shuker Page 9. What does Shuker mean by “media literacy” and “critical distance”?What does Shuker mean by “media literacy” and “critical distance”? Page 13-14. Everyone has… Continue reading MUS114 – Winter 2021 – Week 1

Doing Race — Getting Race Done to You

Despite being widely acknowledged as a social construction, race continues to wield its power as a deterministic and structural force around material conditions. While it is true, then, that race should not hold power, in actuality, contours of racism still express itself in the everyday experiences of BIPOC. One of the central tenants of this… Continue reading Doing Race — Getting Race Done to You

Tracing Vocal Trajectories

Tracing Vocal Trajectories Object oriented ontology, as a field or movement, has offered a compelling case to the discourse around the distinction between things, objects, and subjects. Inspired by Heidegger, Graham Harman articulates a sort of metaphysics which affords objects, such as bananas, Coco-Cola, and asteroids, a certain level of agency in relationship to human… Continue reading Tracing Vocal Trajectories