Send me your sounds Play this site on Shuffler.fm

Posts tagged with Sound.

June 06 201208·41 am1 note

As Gordon Hempton points out, silence isn’t necessarily an absence of sound but a presence all its own. And, in much the same way, physicist Janna Levin says, space isn’t necessarily quiet either. Working at her lab at Columbia University, she projects that the universe creates an aural footprint that “will be music to our ears because it will be the quiet echo of that moment of our creation of our observable universe.” If we can only pick it up…

In this presentation at TED 2011, she plays her projections of the sounds the universe makes — black holes merging and falling into one another, the “white noise of the Big Bang”. It’ll make you wonder about the biggest questions at the core of what it means to be a sentient being in this universe or the next.

The Last Quiet Places

Artist: On Being with Krista Tippet
Album: On Being Podcast

May 13 201208·27 am4 notes

Gordon Hempton says that silence is an endangered species. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth, as he knows it, is a “solar-powered jukebox.” Quiet is a “think tank of the soul.”

(Source: being.publicradio.org)

Top