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Saturday, March 24 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Minneapolis Royalty: Prince

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Matt Thomas, “From Counterculture 2 Cyberculture and Back Again”
Zaheer Ali, “MPLS (Minneapolis): As Site and Sound”

Moderator: Adam Sexton


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Zaheer Ali

Zaheer Ali is a Ph.D. candidate in history at Columbia University where he focuses on 20th century African American history, with a focus on religion, politics, and culture. He is interested in the intersections of geography and history, in particular the role of space and place in shaping the past. Abstract: | | "MPLS (Minneapolis): As Site and Sound" By his 1982 release 1999, Prince had consolidated all the sonic elements that would come... Read More →
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Adam Sexton

Adam Sexton is Associate Director of Arts, Humanities, and Writing at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. His books include Rap on Rap and Desperately Seeking Madonna, and he has written on music for the New York Times, Village Voice, and Boston Phoenix.
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Matt Thomas

Born and raised in Seattle, Matt Thomas received a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Southern California in 2003. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at the University of Iowa working on a dissertation about life hacking. Abstract: | | "From Counterculture 2 Cyberculture and Back Again" For much of his career, Prince openly fantasied about panracial and pansexual utopia. The 1980 song "Uptown," for instance... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

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