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This edition: Science & The Arts

Episode Details

Original tape date: June 2, 2015.

First aired: June 2, 2015.

Science & U! this month explores the artistic side of science:

Andrew Falzon talks soundwaves with Acoustician Paul Scarbrough at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Tinabeth Pina gets a closer look at musical strings and the complexity that goes into creating strings that make the right sound.

Mike Gilliam visits the STREB Extreme Action Company which uses science to push the boundaries of dance and movement.

Carol Anne Riddell sits down with Playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer whose plays focus on scientific topics like the human genome.

Donna Hanover goes to the School of Visual Arts where students are using the techniques of biology labs in creating artistic works.

Barry Mitchell visits the New York Academy of Art to witness students helping police solve cold cases through sculpting.

For More Information:
Architectural Acoustics -
D'addario -
STREB Extreme Action Company -
Sloan Grant Playwright -
BioArt -
Forensic Art -

Guest List

Suzanne Anker Chair, School of Visual Arts, Fine Arts Department

Charlie Boots Student, New York Academy of Art

Sebastian Cocioba Scientist, School of Visual Arts

John D'Addario III President, D'Addario & Company, Inc.

Neil Kutner Director of Production, Brooklyn Academy of Music

Deborah Zoe Laufer Playwright, Ensemble Studio Theater

Joe Mullins Forensic Sculptor

Marco Palli Student, New York Academy of Art

Stefania Panepinto Student, New York Academy of Art

Tarah Rhoda Alum, School of Visual Arts

Paul Scarbrough Acoustician, Akustiks, LLC

Elizabeth Streb Director, STREB Extreme Action Company

Zoe Suenson-Taylor Alumna, New York Academy of Art

Fan-Chia Tao Director of Research & Development, D'Addario & Company, Inc.

John Volk Director of Continuing Education, New York Academy of Art

Web Extras

BAM: Architectural Acoustics

Brooklyn Academy of Music's Neil Kutner explains the proscenium arch and its significance.

BAM: Where Should You Sit?

Paul Scarbrough explains how choosing your seat determines how you hear a performance.
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