For the weekend – A tweet led me to a fantastically inventive kind of music. The Radioactive Orchestra comprises 3175 radioisotopes. From the website: “Melodies are created by simulating what happens in the atomic nucleus when it decays from its excited nuclear state…Every isotope has a unique set of possible excited states and decay patterns…” The project, […]
This week’s New Yorker cover pretty well sums up my thoughts lately. It’s a bleak, semi-natural image that blends art and science, offers brightness amidst darkness, and reminds us of how little most of us know about physics, nuclear energy and radioactivity. And it’s a strange, unsettling start for the Spring. — Related Posts:Considering the […]
Pajak, a graduate student at the University of Georgia, merges art and science in a novel way: she composed a new work, the Sounds of HIV, based on the virus’s genetic sequence.