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May 1, 2010

The Omnipresent Hubbub

Enlarged%20Book%20Jacket.gifNoise is hard to define, but we know it when we hear it. In The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want, writer Garret Keizer exposes the history of noise, its opponents and apologists, and recent efforts to measure and curb it. The result is a scattered mosaic that uses the conceit of human clamour to reveal the paradoxes of post-industrial life...[pdf] [text]

May 12, 2010

Sylvia Earle on Oceans

2010_oceans_001.jpgOceanographer and underwater explorer Sylvia Earle advised on Disney's recent cut of the documentary film Oceans. In anticipation of the release of the Census of Marine Life this fall, Earle explains why films are important for raising awareness of the state of our seas. [text] [pdf]

May 26, 2010

Icarus at the Edge of Time

icarus.jpegBrian Greene, author of best-selling books The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos, is a theoretical physicist at Columbia University. As an orchestral work based on his 2008 children's book, Icarus at the Edge of Time, premieres at the World Science Festival in New York City, Greene discusses black holes and how music might portray the physics of warped space-time... [text] [pdf]

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