I tried my hand at live-tweeting the opening remarks and presentation by Susan Somers Willet. Not sure how success I was, but experimentation is part of the application of technology--I do see some connection with the fragments I tweeted and the appropriation that is discussed with regard to the aesthetics and practices of hip hop.
@AcademiadeCruzLive tweets from The Poetics & Politics of Hip Hop Cultures: "Hip Hop is...cultural representation, technology, intertextuality, discourse..
From the opening of the Symposium:
"Q. How would a Frenchman become the head of minor in Hip Hop Studies? A: Community."
The Dean of the Humanities spoke:
"Hip Hop is...a force to be reckoned with & to be taken seriously" #Hip Hop Symposium at UA live tweets
"acting as citizens of Hip Hop nation & United States of poetry."
"Chuck D said poetry makes the beat come to it & rap more subservient to beat."(Somers-Willet)
A discussion followed about the question of authenticity in Hip Hop, and Somes-Willet made a poignant argument about the theoretical self who argues there is no authentic self in opposition to the non-theoretical self who reads the authenticity of others based on speech, body language, and characteristics related to performance of identity.