With the 2012 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting wrapping up in San Diego, a musical tribute to the nuclear sciences and technologies—and now, the nuclear arts!— is in order.
In this excellent TEDx presentation, media artist Kristofer Hagbard talks about making a musical connection to the world of atoms, and demos the orchestra’s first live musical instrument powered by radioactivity. His introductory explanation of the complexity, and yes, the beauty of the hidden world of radioactivity, as seen through the lens of the artist, is quite profound. Highly recommended viewing.
Visit http://www.radioactiveorchestra.com/ for much more information, more videos, and an album of the orchestra’s works.