Scott Rickard: The beautiful math behind the ugliest music
September 13, 2011
Scott Rickard set out to engineer the ugliest possible piece of music, devoid of repetition, using a mathematical concept known as the Costas Array. In this talk, he shares the math behind musical beauty (and its opposite).
(Filmed at TEDxMIA.)
Charles Hazlewood + British Paraorchestra: The debut of the British Paraorchestra
November 22, 2011
There are millions of prodigiously gifted musicians of disability around the world, and Charles Hazlewood is determined to give them a platform. Watch the debut performance of the British Paraorchestra.
(Filmed at TEDxBrussels.)
Like all of us, economist Tyler Cowen loves a good story. But in this intriguing talk, he asks us to step away from thinking of our lives -- and our messy, complicated irrational world -- in terms of a simple narrative.
(Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)
How do you measure a nebula? With a brain scan. In this talk, TED Fellow Michelle Borkin shows why collaboration between doctors and astronomers can lead to surprising discoveries.
(Filmed at TEDxBoston.)
We don’t just need better laws -- we need better culture. In this talk, Nate Garvis asks what we can do to create an environment in which powerful institutions are used for the common good.
(Filmed at TEDxTC.)