Learning to scratch from DJ Rob Swift (2020)

During [January 2020] Independent Activities Period, DJ Rob Swift taught an intensive two-week course centered on the performances of hip-hop “battle” DJs. The course explored the history of the art form and offered a hands-on introduction to DJing. Swift, a professional DJ and a visiting artist at the MIT Center for Art, Science and Technology, led battle DJ instruction, whereby students created custom works, with an emphasis on mastery of highly syncopated styles and techniques.

MIT Daily, 5 February 2020

Timeline: 2020s
Department: HumanitiesMedia Arts and Sciences
Career: Arts & HumanitiesCommunityTechnology
Object: Video
Collection: Music, Pop Culture, Rising Voices 1995-Present