Saturday, June 12, 2010

Music: The Symphony of Science


John Boswell's passion for science and music led to the creation of "The Symphony of Science," a series of music videos featuring the likes of Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, and Richard Feynman.

Not your first choices for stellar vocal performances? Have no fear, because Boswell cobbles together clips from TV science documentaries and uses (what else?) Auto-Tune to fit the words together into a melody. Oddly enough, the robotic pitch perfection that I usually hate in mass market pop works great in the "Symphony of Science" vids - a robotic voice connotes the future, I suppose. Anyway, the effect, when combined with a good beat, is downright hypnotic:

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