Music and Data Visualization, part 3

With our Voyager: Interstellar Music and Science event coming up on April 26, we’re celebrating music and science all month long! And what better way to do so than with another music and data visualization/sonification post? Below are four fascinating science-based visualizations and sonifications that utilize classical music in incredible ways. So cool! 1. NeuroKnitting… Continue reading Music and Data Visualization, part 3

Marches Madness 2014!

March is here! In Salon97land that means it’s time for … Marches Madness! Throughout the month we are sharing an eclectic selection of marches across our social media channels. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or Tumblr to be a part of the fun! We’re also compiling a Marches Madness playlist on Rdio as we… Continue reading Marches Madness 2014!

Music and Data Visualization, part 2

We’re back by popular demand with more music and data visualization! From an aural portrayal of climate change to classical masterpieces depicted with bar graphs, this latest selection of music and data is full of creativity and beauty. 1. Classical Masterworks as Bar Graphs We shared one of these with you last year as part… Continue reading Music and Data Visualization, part 2

Music and Data Visualization, part 1

From musical discovery (classical and beyond!) to consuming various other forms of arts and culture, to reading articles and books on virtually any topic under the sun, we’ll devour just about anything you send our way. So, it’s little surprise that we love infographics. It’s even less surprising that we love, LOVE seeing data visualized… Continue reading Music and Data Visualization, part 1

A Bear Sits at a Piano.
How Would You Caption This?

We posted this curious photo on our Facebook Page awhile back and asked the Salon97 community what their captions would be: Gosh, you guys are creative. And funny! Here are our bear/piano photo captions: Lauren: “He preferred to play Bearoque music, but he was stuck thumping out Disney tunes for the tourists.” and “Fuzzy wuzzy… Continue reading A Bear Sits at a Piano.
How Would You Caption This?

The Conductor by Jacqueline Berger

Writers almanac recently featured a poem about an elderly conductor. A brief snapshot of many things we don’t typically think about when attending a concert. The Conductor by Jacqueline Berger There’s no mention, of course, in the program that the conductor has Parkinson’s. He enters the stage, stands for a moment facing the audience, his… Continue reading The Conductor by Jacqueline Berger

Music to Read By: A Playlist to Accompany Mary Roach’s PACKING FOR MARS

The article below was originally published as a Salon97 guest post for BookRiot.The fabulous folks at BookRiot run a wonderful website that brings out the “cool” in all things books and reading. Check them out! And now for the playlist… Occasionally I come across a book that simply begs to be enjoyed along with a… Continue reading Music to Read By: A Playlist to Accompany Mary Roach’s PACKING FOR MARS