Latest Symphony of Science: “A Wave of Reason”

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When this guy gets around to touring science centers with his videos, I’ll be there.

2 thoughts on “Latest Symphony of Science: “A Wave of Reason”

  1. Michael,
    I love everything about this video except for one artistic choice the producer made–one that I have to confess that I dislike rather strongly. The sound effect applied to the speakers’ voices in many instances sounds, to my ears, [unintentionally] almost mocking in its robotic nature, it also dehumanizes the speakers and, to my ears, makes what they are saying sound cold and sterile. What is more, virtually all the speakers in the video practiced at speaking publicly and are articulate. They speak for themselves and don’t need this particular kind of stylization of their voices and words. It just doesn’t help–in my opinion, anyway. Of course, maybe this sort of treatment of their voices is just a lot more cool to “young people today” that I, as a proto-“old fart” can appreciate, and thus is, in fact, a great idea.

  2. I think a video of the same clips from documentaries/speeches would have the same effect, nor would such videos be shared around like these ones are. If the goal is to spread awareness of science, reason, and skepticism, then I think he’s done something fun and interesting.

    I like the music a lot, and somewhat agree that the “auto-tuning” sounds odd at some points.

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