Thursday, February 25, 2010

Singing Nerds!

The website Symphony of Science has a series of these videos (also to be found on YouTube), which are made up of snippets of speeches from famous scientists which have been auto-tuned into a rudimentary melody and laid over minimalist electronic backgrounds, all accompanied by a stream of arresting images. It's musique concrete employed to celebrate the deep profundity of hard science, and it gives a little taste for the non-scientist of the mystery and poetry that some people think is missing from the materialist worldview.

I find them surprisingly moving and infectious (much more for their message than their musical substance).

Enjoy.

2 comments:

Dzesika said...

YES! I have been loving these too.

wunelle said...

A friend sent me an earlier one, which was at least as good as this one. It's such a fun idea!