At the End of Black Music: Infotech, Biotech, Afrotech
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This lecture will be written after the turn of the next century. In it, Louis Chude-Sokei, author and director of the African American Studies Program at Boston University, will have reflected on some technological revolutions around the year 2022, particularly on neural links, biometric sensors and bio-technological interfaces that are now able to effectively link the human brain with computers. Chude-Sokei will have charted the evolution of these technologies along infotech, biotech and Afrotech frontiers retrospectively: Looking back at the coming one hundred years, he will have explored their cultural and political implications, particularly in terms of music and race.