Jul. 20, 2011

Pretty Smart: The Fine Art of Neuroscience

by Ian Chant

This is your brain on Warhol. Well, not your brain, but someone’s. This work by Valerie van Mulukom is one of 55 featured in the Cirque du Cerveau, an art competition that challenged neuroscientists from around the world to turn … Continue reading →

Visual Art, brains, exhibitions, neurology, Visual Art
Jul. 13, 2011

Infrared Theremin Turns Beams of Light Into Music

by Ian Chant

Fans of classic sci-fi movies (we’re safe in assuming there are at least a couple of you out there, right?) will know the theremin well. Among the earliest ventures into electronic music, the notoriously difficult to master instrument converts electrical … Continue reading →

music, DIY, music, science fiction, theremin
Jun. 28, 2011

Happy Tau Day!

by Ian Chant

It may be INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY elsewhere on the Internet. Here, though, we’re celebrating Tau Day – because every number that helps us determine the circumference of things is due its fifteen minutes of fame. Mathematically speaking, tau (τ) … Continue reading →

music, math, music
Jun. 23, 2011

Building A Better Pop Star

by Ian Chant

It’s been said that stars are just like the rest of us. But Japan’s newest pop sensation, Aimi Eguchi, really isn’t like the rest of us. Check out this video of Eguchi. Notice anything strange? While the rest of us … Continue reading →

music, Video, music, robots, Video
Jun. 21, 2011

Carl Sagan Is Back On The Air With ‘The Sagan Series’

by Ian Chant

Do you know anyone who ever tires of listening to Carl Sagan talk about space? Yeah, neither do we. That’s why we’re thankful for The Sagan Series, a collection of video montages combining music, news clips, film footage, and Carl … Continue reading →

Video, Visual Art, Carl Sagan, space, Video

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