Greetings one and all! After much anticipation, we are excited to announce an intriguing new initiative that continues to blend the worlds of art and science: the Happigenetics Science Extravaganza!
Happigenetics Science Extravaganza is a Science/Arts trans-genre outreach project – an experiment in the public communication of science through art – merging science outreach and modern theater. This event will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, on July 13th, 2013 at Erarta. We’ll fuse real-time scientific experimentation within a theatrical setting, and physical theater, accompanied by experimental live audio and video sequences. The goal of this project is to increase the public awareness of experimental biology and research culture – and to celebrate the mystical aesthetics of the natural experimentation process. Much scientific research is sponsored with public funds because it is generally beneficial for society, but how do we increase awareness of the range of research-related activities ongoing and their significance to society? Our goal is the spread the word in a way that stimulates and entertains!
Be sure to check out the initiative here, and please share with your friends, colleagues, partners-in-crime, etc.: Happigenetics Science Extravaganza
Happy Spring from the SoS farm! We are thrilled to announce that the Sounds of Science project has been getting some great media attention recently. The first is on the magazine of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, ASBMB Today.
The second article is a feature in Chemical & Engineering News. Take a look!
We have some exciting projects lined up and we look forward to sharing them with you very soon!
Until then, keep the sounds of science alive!
Hey everyone… this is the NASA Curiosity rover updating live from the Gale Crater on Mars. One thing I wanted to draw your attention to is this great new song by Bernie Langs called, fittingly, The Sounds of Science! Bernie made great use of the sounds in our database as well as his keen musical talent to concoct this fun new tune. Without further ado, take a listen! It’s my soundtrack up here while roaming the dusty expanses on this red planet!
The Sounds of Science
More new samples added. Contact me by email through this site for an upload account, if you have sounds you want to contribute — all materials are available and free for download — contact if you have any problems with the database site: www.sosdb.net
Some of the .wav files can be previewed but the full file won’t play in our online player — however, these files download and play just fine once you have them on your system.
The database is getting populated bit by bit… I’ve got some sounds already uploaded and I am adding the metadata bit by bit (a very time consuming process). Each weekend I will be adding new material, until all the samples we’ve recorded are up and available. I am now able to offer user accounts to people who want to upload the sounds of their favorite scientific sounds!! We’ll host music you produce using these sounds too! Just email us and we’ll set you up.
Exciting things happening with Sounds of Science! We are working hard on creating a new database for users to upload sounds, clips, music and more. You will be able to collaborate, share, and play with all the media in the database here on the Sounds of Science website and forum. Once we ‘go live’ later this week, take a moment to look around the revamped website. Feedback is always welcome, so let us know what you think, and if you have any ideas that could make the site better! Stay tuned for more details and get ready to start sharing some fantastic sounds!
Captain Funkmaster, Ph.D.