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Crowdsourced physics of music project officially launched

The citizen science project that was previously posted here has now become an officially launched Zooniverse project! Last February, the Steelpan Vibrations project was in pre-beta testing, but over the summer a student worked really hard to streamline the process for volunteers. Our project is attempting to better understand the complex vibrations of a Caribbean steelpan which give the instrument such a unique sound. In addition to the improved classification process we now have a regularly updated blog, an education page, and a quick video tutorial to show how you can help us out. We know there are many science and music fans here on metafilter - we would love to have you come and help us do some science with us!
posted by achmorrison on Aug 30, 2017 - 0 comments

Crowd-sourcing image classifications for the physics of the Caribbean steelpan

I have used a TV holography system equipped with a high-speed camera to capture the motion of waves on a Caribbean steelpan (also called a steel drum) at over 10,000 frames per second. The movies that come out of the measurements are really interesting to watch, because they show the build up of energy in the different notes of the steelpan. What we need is help in classifying the images, because this is something that cannot easily be done algorithmically right now. We would love to have people who are interested in science, music, or especially the science of music come help us out!
posted by achmorrison on Feb 14, 2017 - 0 comments

Is the Future Already Set?

We think the past is immutable and the future is yet to be written. But is that an illusion? Einstein's special relativity suggests that it is, as I explain in this short animated video produced in collaboration with BBC Earth.
Also featuring: space invaders! 🚀🚀🚀
First in a new series. [more inside]
posted by freelanceastro on Feb 6, 2017 - 0 comments

MacAvoy and Me

Tea with the Black Dragon Author R.A.Macavoy asked me to work with her on a book... (I KNOW, right?!?!) We've now finished. [more inside]
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer on Feb 22, 2016 - 3 comments

Explaining Einstein's General Relativity on its 100th Anniversary, with the BBC

It's the 100th anniversary of Einstein's theory of General Relativity! The BBC recorded a conversation with me about Einstein's ideas, and they turned that recording into a short animated video. If you want to know more about general relativity, then (in my extremely biased opinion), this is a simple and fast explanation of the basic idea. (Also, I do not own the shirt that my animated avatar is wearing, but I wish I did.) [more inside]
posted by freelanceastro on Nov 18, 2015 - 2 comments

Unification of Physics and Economics under Information Theory

Uses abstract game theory and an application of EM theory to demonstrate a time-space-thought continuum. Originally posted two years ago. [more inside]
posted by jlind0 on Jul 10, 2015 - 2 comments

Discussing Dimensions - animations for Sixty Symbols and Numberphile

I have been working with video journalist Brady Haran on a series of hand made animations for science videos. Other videos include:Numbers Confuse Americans, Maths Jokes Explained and Lagrange Points. I'm currently auctioning the drawings used to make the dimensions video here.
posted by pmcp on Aug 28, 2013 - 5 comments

Trolley Problem

A runaway trolley will run over five people. You have a chance to stop the trolley by shoving a fat man in its path. If your first question is not, "is it morally right to do so?" but "how fat does a man need to be to stop a trolley?" this short animation will examine these concerns. [more inside]
posted by RobotHero on Mar 6, 2013 - 6 comments

Everyday Geekery

How physics connects to personal happiness...
posted by Debbianne on Nov 8, 2012 - 0 comments

Boom Boat game for iOS devices

To celebrate the release of the new patch Boom Boat is free all day today! Free Friday! Grab it now! This physics puzzler is probably different than many of the physics games you've played before. [more inside]
posted by Kronur on Apr 8, 2011 - 1 comment

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