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Creating database of hip hop and jazz song sections, lyrics and audio samples


Term:

Summer

Department:

MAS: Media Arts and Sciences

Faculty Supervisor:

Ekene Ijeoma

Faculty email:

ekene@media.mit.edu

Apply by:

ASAP

Contact:

Please apply here: https://forms.gle/UBczk4L3pbucZBrg7

Project Description

Poetic Justice is a group of critical thinkers and makers developing new ways of seeing and understanding social issues through multiple fields of research and translating them into multimedia using computational design and conceptual art strategies. We’ve been developing a series of artworks that use automated voice response systems to record voice responses from the public and remix them into generative sound and video works. The first is A Counting a participatory voice portrait of the US, which will be released online and on-the-phone in May. One of the next will feature hip hop and jazz audio samples. As a UROP you’d work with our team to develop tools for searching for specific song lyrics across various websites (either through apis or scraping) such as Genius and creating audio samples with the lyrics.

Pre-requisites

Preferred interests: social justice, social sciences, and arts – writing and poetry – breaking down the complexities of social issues and building visibility, accountability, and solidarity around them We are looking for students with Python or Nodejs experience.