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Music of the Spheres

Saturday, June 29, 2002

Allison Dean explores how the ancient Greeks' model of the structure of the universe still shapes our music.

(Originally aired: January 10, 2002)

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Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design

Saturday, June 08, 2002

The current exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum examines all kinds of synthetic and organic skins, edges, and membranes. 

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10,000-Year Clock

Saturday, May 18, 2002

The Long Now Foundation is designing a clock to tell time over 10,000 years. It will tick once every minute, chime once a year, and play music once a millennium.

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Physicist Alan Lightman on Time

Saturday, May 18, 2002

Kurt Andersen and novelist and Alan Lightman talk about how art plays with time. Lightman is a novelist and physicist. He is an adjunct Professor of Humanities at MIT and the author of several books including Einstein's Dreams and, most recently, The Diagnosis.

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Street Math

Saturday, April 13, 2002

Every Wednesday at noon in Times Square, New York City, educator George Nobl sets up a table. He lays out different math problems that need to be tackled and a row of Snickers bars for anybody who gets them right. 

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Math and the Movies

Saturday, April 13, 2002

When people in Hollywood talk about movie math, they generally mean the elaborate and often fraudulent accounting. It's what turns a $100 million dollar box office take into a loss. But there's a lot of math in the movies, well beyond A Beautiful Mind

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Measuring Genius

Saturday, April 13, 2002

David Galenson is an economist who studies labor markets. These days, he's aiming his quantitative skills at one question: why do some artists produce their best work when they're young and others when they're old?  

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Eve Beglarian: The Composer's Brain

Saturday, April 13, 2002

Contemporary composer Eve Beglarian obsesses over numbers, and plays her right brain against her left. 

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Danica McKellar on Art and Math

Saturday, April 13, 2002

Kurt Andersen and Danica McKellar look at math’s attraction for artists — its precision, complexity and purity. McKellar is an actor and writer, and graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a degree in mathematics. She's best known for her role as Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years, and she recently ...

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Art and the Brain

Saturday, April 06, 2002

When you eat soup, does it taste pointy or round? When you listen to music, do you see colors? If so, then you might have synesthesia, a neurological condition where something stimulates one sense, but two senses respond. 

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Composer Tod Machover on Digital Art

Saturday, March 23, 2002

Kurt Andersen and composer and MIT Media Lab scientist Tod Machover talk about the convergence between art and digital technology.

Machover is a composer and Professor of Music & Media at MIT's Media Laboratory. His music uses highly eclectic combinations of electronic and acoustic sound, and his compositions have been performed around the ...

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Analog or Digital?

Saturday, March 23, 2002

WNYC's Sara Fishko spotlights a writer, a film editor, and a graphic designer who admit their ambivalent relationships to technology.

(Originally aired: June 9, 2001)

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Merce Cunningham's Digital Dance

Saturday, March 23, 2002

The 82-year-old modern dance master Merce Cunningham describes what happened when he began choreographing on a PC.

(Originally aired: June 9, 2001)

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Glitch Music

Saturday, March 23, 2002

Producer Steve Nelson looks at electronic music taken to the extreme: it uses only computer-generated beeps and hums.

(Originally aired: June 9, 2001)

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Commentary: Tech/Entertainment/Design

Saturday, March 02, 2002

Kurt reflects on a conference he really enjoys - the TED talks in California. 

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Repetition, Art, and the Brain

Saturday, February 16, 2002

What exactly is going on in our brains when we feed it the same thing over and over?

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Listening Post

Saturday, January 26, 2002

The internet is perpetually throbbing with new data and images and ideas in endless new permutations. Artists Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin are trying to see and hear what all that adds up to.

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Ann Druyan on Art and Outer Space

Saturday, January 12, 2002

Kurt Andersen talks with science philosopher Ann Druyan about art and outer space. 

Druyan has written and produced TV programs about space, and conceived the film Contact in collaboration with her husband, the late astronomer Carl Sagan. She is a former philosopher and former secretary of the Federation of American ...

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Joe Davis's Universe

Saturday, January 12, 2002

Lu Olkowski looks at an artist and amateur scientist who believes we're sending the wrong messages to extraterrestrials.

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Music of the Spheres

Saturday, January 12, 2002

Allison Dean explores how the ancient Greeks' model of the structure of the universe still shapes our music.

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