“Most rappers don’t know diamonds are minerals, that they’re crystalline, and that’s what gives a diamond its shine. They talk about gold and they don’t even know it’s an element.’’ —GZA (aka The Genius)
Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA was in Boston last week to give a lecture at the Harvard Black Men’s Forum. While there he added a three-day tour of MIT to his trip to meet with scientists, professors, and students seeking inspiration for his next album. He spent an hour talking with Norton author David Kaiser (pictured right), author of How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival. Here’s a few things they discussed:
- Quantum Theory (especially Bell’s Theorem)
- The Nature of Time (in the context of Einstein’s relativity)
- Black Holes, Wormholes, and Possibilities for Time Travel
Guys, I think the next album could be…out of this world.
(Photo by Sophia Chang)