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Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking in Symphony of Science

CJW, November 11, 2010 7:25 AM


Celebrating Science:

Carl Sagan & Stephen Hawking In Viral Videos Too Good To Resist

Hope schools and parents take advantage of the surreal Symphony of Science website which has the most amazing videos.

Check out two of our favorites below, the first with Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking  and the second with a host of other scientists who are presented like rock stars, and rightly so.



Background from the site:

"Hey - I'm John Boswell, the head musician and producer behind the Symphony of Science. The goal of the project is to bring scientific knowledge and philosophy to the public, in a novel way, through the medium of music. Science and music are two passions of mine that I aim to combine in a way that is intended to bring a meaningful message to listeners, while simultaneously providing an enjoyable musical experience.

The project owes its existence in large measure to the wonderful work of Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Steve Soter, of Druyan-Sagan Associates, and their production of the classic PBS Series Cosmos, as well as all the other featured figures and visuals.

I began to experiment with production and composition in high school, taking a strong interest in music theory and electronic music. This hobby grew throughout college, where I quickly developed a love for science and philosophy, while gradually gathering better musical equipment and experience. After recently graduating with a degree in economics, I started a formal electronica project called Colorpulse and also began to focus more and more on recording and production, co-producing a comedic RnB album using auto-tune software."

Published by The Daily Riff April 2010

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