Dr. Joyce's Innovative Social Justice Course at Georgia Tech Highlights OutKast
Posted January 11, 2017
External Article: Rolling Out
Joycelyn Wilson, a fellow in the Ivan Allen College's Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center (DILAC), was interviewed in “Dr. Joyce's Innovative Social Justice Course at Georgia Tech Highlights OutKast” by Rolling Out.
On Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, Dr. Joycelyn Wilson, known simply as Dr. Joyce, a Georgia Tech visiting professor is offering a hip-hop course on Atlanta’s civil rights history utilizing a unique and groundbreaking personalized learning tool, virtual reality, in addition to trap music and lyrics of OutKast.
The students will examine relationships between culture, media, race, science and technology. The course is titled: “Exploring the Lyrics of OutKast and Trap Music to Explore Politics of Social Justice.” It’s a humanities elective and a requirement of the new minor in social justice.
Here, Dr. Joyce gives insight on how artists such as OutKast play a critical role in the African American tradition of message music.
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