Theory in a Digital Age: A Project of English 483 Students, Coastal Carolina UniversityMain MenuTheory in a Digital AgeRemediationThis chapter will showcase how the remaking of art can leave its impact.Cornel West and Black Lives MatterMacKenzie McKeithan-PrickettDetermination in GamingThe Mind Set and ExperienceThe Hope for a Monstrous World Without GenderIntroduction to "A Cyborg Manifesto" and ThesisFreud's Uncanny Double: A Theoretical Study of the Portrayal of Doubles in FilmThis chapter of the book will look at the history of the theme of the "double" using Freud's Uncanny as the theoretical insight of the self perception of the double in film/cinema.From Literacy to Electracy: Resistant Rhetorical Bodies in Digital SpacesAshley Canter"Eddy and Edith": Online Identities vs. Offline IdentitiesA fictional story about online identities and offline identities. (Also a mash-up video between Eddy and Edith and Break Free.)“Pieces of Herself”: Key Signifiers and Their ConnotationsIs the Sonographic Fetus a Cyborg?How sonographic technology initiates gendered socializationPost-Capitalism: Rise of the Digital LaborerParadox of RaceDr. Cornel West, W.E.B Du Bois, and Natasha TretheweySleep Dealer - Digital LaborBy Melissa HarbyThe Kevin Spacey Effect: Video Games as an Art Form, the Virtual Uncanny, and the SimulacrumThe Twilight Zone in the Uncanny ValleyIntroductionThe Virtual Economy and The Dark WebHow Our Economy is Changing Behind the ScenesTransgender Representation and Acceptance in the MainstreamHow the trans* movement has caused and exemplifies the spectralization of genderA Voice for the Humanities in A Divided AmericaDr. Cornel West on the indifference in our society and how he thinks the humanities can help heal itReading Between the Lines: Diversity and Empowerment in ComicsJen Boyle54753b17178fb39025a916cc07e3cb6dd7dbaa99
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West's talk at Coastal Carolina University was an inauguration for the Charles Joyner Institute of Gullah and African Diaspora Studies. After West's speech there was a brief question and answer session where this idea was brought up. The third and final questioner at the speech posed the idea that the young people now-a-days are not learning their ancestry and larger ideas. He stated that unlike the blues and older music - music that is not from this century- of people like "Nina Simone" and "Aretha" there is no meaning in the music to propel the young people. He stated that "rap today really is crap"
West addresses this man's ideas stating that we cannot group people into such specific categories. We cannot group every rapper in the category of rappers who produce "crap" as this stereotypes these rappers when there are actually, according to West "politically conscious rap artists" in this century. West gives the example of Kendrick Lamar and as an outlier.
West states that when we generalize and group people in such a way that the questioner grouped all rap artists together we "deny" the contributions of the outliers such as Lamar, who drew on one of the most controversial and one of the most talked about topics of 2016 - the idea that African-Americans, males specifically, are being targeted by police while other African-Americans are being treated cruelly because of their color (some of the key ideas behind the Black Lives Matter Movement). We cannot group people like this because there are so many outliers in each stereotype and grouping like this takes away from their contribution and is unfair to them.