MSC Director’s Music Spotlight: Sci-fi and hip hop group, Copperwire

CopperWire is the Ethiopian American sci-fi Hip Hop group consisting of Senior TED Fellow, songwriter and cultural activist Meklit Hadero  Seattle underground hip hop legend Gabriel Teodros, and rapper/ producer Burntface. They provide the lyrical content and inspiration behind StarBound.

“Starbound is a project that enables listeners to interact with their music…it’s an album that changes each time you play it, and the more you play, the more it changes. The ambitious project also includes sonified light curves (the sound of actual stars), an augmented reality space flight game, and an interactive art widget that includes a comic book written by award winning sci-fi author Nnedi Okorafor, artwork by Facebook muralist Jonathan Matas and original illustrations by Tanna Tucker, and tons of unlockable content, from unreleased songs and artwork to star charts to mini-games and playable instruments.”

With special thanks to Dåko’ta Alcantara-Camacho for sharing the video link. 

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