Sound In Space - The B-Sides - Cosmos, A Choral Suite
It’s time for another Episode Extra! (which is where you special blog readers get to check out really cool stuff to go along with my YouTube videos, like special features on a DVD, only way more special-er)
In this latest episode of It’s Okay To Be Smart, we got to explore some musical and sonic art projects that were not only inspired by space, but created from space. Actual astronomical data, from planetary orbits to solar wind, converted into music! Unfortunately, I couldn’t feature all of the great space sound projects out there, so I’m going to put up the extras this week. Lucky you!
We’ll start with perhaps my favorite piece choral music ever: Kenley Kristofferson’s three movement tribute to Carl Sagan and his poetic opus: Cosmos. I get honest-to-goodness chills (all the way from my nebula to my black hole, I tell ya) when I hear them sing this line:
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Perhaps it’s not sound created from space, per se, but it’s inspired by the wonder of cosmic discovery. That is truly something to marvel, with our ears and our eyes.
More Space Sounds B-sides coming your way this week! Share this beautiful mix of science and art with a friend, and be sure to stay curious.
Um yes please
This Stardust styled shoot is nothing short of magical! The details capture the enchantment of the book perfectly but my favorite part by far is the wonderful camera trick that turned the bride into a luminous star herself!
- via Fab You Bliss
I do want!
made rebloggable because people wanted it, this is a very very simple thing that i used to talk about why birds are dinosaurs and what that means and where they fit into the family tree, why “reptile” is a weird arbitrary term that excludes birds only because it was made up before we knew birds were dinosaurs and we’re stubborn, why “sauropsid” is a better term that isn’t as weird and arbitrary, and where lizards and other modern reptile descendants fit into the family
there’s a lot of very interesting detail to go into that i did not go into, this is very very simplistic, as evidenced by the fact that i used a good amount of land before time nomenclature. i grouped some different animal groups together for the sake of clarity that are not usually represented as a single group (sauropods & ornithischians are usually distinct, but the thing i wanted to get across was “non-theropod dinosaurs”, turtles belong to a slightly more distant-past fork than lizards and snakes, there are many more non-dinosaur archosaurs than pterosaurs and plesiosaurs and crocodilians, etc)
if youre interested in any of that stuff and you have a little while to spend on wikipedia, pretty much any term is a goldmine of information and also specifically articles like “bird evolution” or “evolution of reptiles”
Makes me happy.