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Staple Crops http://staplecrops.com The Answers To Your Most Pressing Questions™ Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:08:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 The Rap Research Lab’s First Cohort http://staplecrops.com/the-rap-research-labs-first-cohort/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-rap-research-labs-first-cohort http://staplecrops.com/the-rap-research-labs-first-cohort/#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:08:28 +0000 http://staplecrops.com/?p=2030 Rap Research Lab

Congratulations To The Rap Research Lab’s First Cohort For The Excellent Presentations! Thank You To Every Guest For Offering My Students Your Critique And Encouragement. Thank You DJ Kool Herc For Baring Witness & Adding To Yesterday’s Cypher.

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This Friday 3-5pm. The Rap Research Lab’s Student Research Project Presentations. South Bronx, NY. Come Through. #WuTangIsForTheChildren

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2Pac: Maximum Distance. Minimum Displacement. http://staplecrops.com/2pac-maximum-distance-minimum-displacement/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=2pac-maximum-distance-minimum-displacement http://staplecrops.com/2pac-maximum-distance-minimum-displacement/#comments Sun, 11 May 2014 16:49:30 +0000 http://staplecrops.com/?p=2002 Click here to view the embedded video.

Mother’s Day Edition.

Inspired by Pablo Picasso’s light pen drawings Maximum Distance. Minimum Displacement. uses abstracted semantic rap data to create sculptural forms with light. The forms represent the distance travelled by the lyrics in each song.

(Brief) Methodology: I used the Hip Hop Word Count’s new semantic analysis results to extract all geographic mentions from the complete bodies of work of 12 rappers. These locations were translated into geo coordinates which were then made into points that plotted the robot arm’s movements. The robot arm drew each path while holding a light pen.

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Nas: Maximum Distance. Minimum Displacement. http://staplecrops.com/nas-maximum-distance-minimum-displacement/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nas-maximum-distance-minimum-displacement http://staplecrops.com/nas-maximum-distance-minimum-displacement/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:17:38 +0000 http://staplecrops.com/?p=1991 Nas Illmatic XX

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Nas is commonly characterized as the consummate storyteller. In order to tell a story you need a location. Which would explain why Nas has some of the most geo-location points contained in the raps of the 12 artists analyzed.

Inspired by Pablo Picasso’s light pen drawings Maximum Distance. Minimum Displacement. uses abstracted semantic rap data to create sculptural forms with light. The forms represent the distance travelled by the lyrics in each song.

(Brief) Methodology: I used the Hip Hop Word Count’s new semantic analysis results to extract all geographic mentions from the complete bodies of work of 12 rappers. These locations were translated into geo coordinates which were then made into points that plotted the robot arm’s movements. The robot arm drew each path while holding a light pen.

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The Rap Research Lab Is Open For Business http://staplecrops.com/the-rap-research-lab-is-open-for-business/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-rap-research-lab-is-open-for-business http://staplecrops.com/the-rap-research-lab-is-open-for-business/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:51:23 +0000 http://staplecrops.com/?p=1975

The Rap Research Lab is a creative studio for ongoing projects and a lab to impart the knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math to students via the Hip Hop Word Count. We are located on the Grand Concourse, in the Andrew Freedman Complex, in the South Bronx.

We are currently taking applications for both studio assistants and Bronx based H.S. students to fill our first cohort.

#WuTangIsForTheChildren

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Trina: Maximum Distance. Minimum Displacement. http://staplecrops.com/trina-maximum-distance-minimum-displacement/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=trina-maximum-distance-minimum-displacement http://staplecrops.com/trina-maximum-distance-minimum-displacement/#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:37:49 +0000 http://staplecrops.com/?p=1972

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Inspired by Pablo Picasso’s light pen drawings Maximum Distance. Minimum Displacement. uses abstracted semantic rap data to create sculptural forms with light. The forms represent the distance travelled by the lyrics in each song.

(Brief) Methodology: I used the Hip Hop Word Count’s new semantic analysis results to extract all geographic mentions from the complete bodies of work of 12 rappers. These locations were translated into geo coordinates which were then made into points that plotted the robot arm’s movements. The robot arm drew each path while holding a light pen.

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New Home Of The Rap Research Lab™ http://staplecrops.com/new-home-of-the-rap-research-lab/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-home-of-the-rap-research-lab http://staplecrops.com/new-home-of-the-rap-research-lab/#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:30:59 +0000 http://staplecrops.com/?p=1968 Rap Research Lab

#GrandConcourse #TheBronx #WuTangIsForTheChildren

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Jean-Michel Basquiat Auction at Christie’s http://staplecrops.com/jean-michel-basquiat-auction-at-christies/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=jean-michel-basquiat-auction-at-christies http://staplecrops.com/jean-michel-basquiat-auction-at-christies/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:06:27 +0000 http://staplecrops.com/?p=1951 Jean-Michel Basquiat: Works from the Collection of Alexis Adler

Many never before seen (& contested) art from JMB.

I’m especially drawn to the music notation, notes and journaling contained in the Mead Notebook.

“I was broke. I had breakfast and a few phonecalls in my pocket. I had some kind of cold & my mouth looked like it. I wondered if it smelled like it.”

Download the catalog here.

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Cam’ron: Maximum Distance. Minimum Displacement. http://staplecrops.com/camron-maximum-distance-minimum-displacement/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=camron-maximum-distance-minimum-displacement http://staplecrops.com/camron-maximum-distance-minimum-displacement/#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:47:11 +0000 http://staplecrops.com/?p=1948

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Inspired by Pablo Picasso’s light pen drawings Maximum Distance. Minimum Displacement. uses abstracted semantic rap data to create sculptural forms with light. The forms represent the distance travelled by the lyrics in each song.

(Brief) Methodology: I used the Hip Hop Word Count’s new semantic analysis results to extract all geographic mentions from the complete bodies of work of 12 rappers. These locations were translated into geo coordinates which were then made into points that plotted the robot arm’s movements. The robot arm drew each path while holding a light pen.

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Biggie: Maximum Distance. Minimum Displacement. http://staplecrops.com/biggie-maximum-distance-minimum-displacement/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=biggie-maximum-distance-minimum-displacement http://staplecrops.com/biggie-maximum-distance-minimum-displacement/#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:45:23 +0000 http://staplecrops.com/?p=1943 Click here to view the embedded video.

Inspired by Pablo Picasso’s light pen drawings Maximum Distance. Minimum Displacement. uses abstracted semantic rap data to create sculptural forms with light. The forms represent the distance travelled by the lyrics in each song.

(Brief) Methodology: I used the Hip Hop Word Count’s new semantic analysis results to extract all geographic mentions from the complete bodies of work of 12 rappers. These locations were translated into geo coordinates which were then made into points that plotted the robot arm’s movements. The robot arm drew each path while holding a light pen.

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