Digital Youth: HipHop Music and Meaning in the Digital Age

Dilan Mahendran is a fourth year PhD student at UC Berkeley’s School of Information. Dilan’s academic areas of interest are in Race Critical Theory, Postcolonial Studies, Philosophy of Technology, Philosophical Anthropology and Phenomenology. He is also interested in the methodological problems of positivism and naturalism in technology studies and issues of constructivism in the social study of science and technology.

Dilan’s research areas are centered around the impact of digital technology in hip hop music making. He is currently conducting ethnographic fieldwork at the DJ Project, a hip hop music production after school program located in the Mission district of San Francisco and in East Oakland CA. Dilan received his BA in anthropology from Northeastern University and MS from the School of Information UC Berkeley.

Here is his presentation at Stanford University:

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