How Music Can Shift Diversity In Tech


<binary> I changed my major after listening to the critically acclaimed “because the internet”
album by Childish Gambino. Who even does that? I do, apparently.

Never forget this feeling, never gonna reach a million
Eventually all my followers realize they don’t need a leader
Stay on your own sh**, f*** what these clones think
Just remember that you the sh** but act like it don’t stink”
– Childish Gambino, III. Life: The Biggest Troll (Andrew Auernheimer)

Music technology, and the internet were my outlets of rebellion in my childhood as an overprotected eldest child in a Christian household. My continuous curiosity to explore the boundless ends of design on Myspace, the embracing community on Facebook, and the illegal havens of hacked music galore on Limewire. Tumblr and the changing code/design of my blog became my therapy when dealing with the woes of high school. When I graduated high school and started my journey as a “not a child, but not
yet a real adult,” my curiosity for tech had dwindled. Until early 2014, my sophomore year, ‘because the internet’ brought an overwhelming sense of nostalgia in my life. It resurrected my fiend for creativity. Childish Gambino rapped and sang about how we waste our lives scrolling for anything, instead of coding for something. Because the internet the power of music is why I changed my major to computer science and study cyber security. If one album can shape the outlook of one to join the tech, imagine how many more there can be. </beauty>

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