Jeff Kellem

709 Flips | 11 Magazines | 4 Likes | 2 Following | 75 Followers | @composer | Dancer, musician, type designer, system architect, among many other things. Founder of @slantedhall type foundry. Focusing on next venture. @composerJK or @composer at various places. https://1403.slantedhall.com/

Raising the barre: how science is saving ballet dancers

Our facilities are now similar to those of a Premier League club<p>Ballet’s old regime didn’t cater to the type of dancers we have become<p>At the Royal Opera House in London, home of the Royal Ballet, art is fusing with science to revolutionise the way dancers prepare. In the glass-panelled healthcare …

Swan Lake

NPR Music's 40 Favorite Albums Of 2018 (So Far)

<i>Let's face it: We live in an era dominated by playlists. Whether you listen to one of the chart-defining destinations on Spotify, let YouTube's algorithm be your guide, follow a friend's listening habits or create your own mixtapes, the idea of listening to an entire album in one sitting becomes</i> …

Star attraction: Royal Observatory seeks volunteers to use new telescope

Pull on the right ropes and the dome at the Altazimuth pavilion at the Royal Observatory Greenwich swings around and opens up to reveal a thick band of London sky. The Victorian building is about to emerge from a major refurbishment and inside the dome sits the main attraction: a cutting-edge …

Bird

The brilliance of Charlie Parker.<p>Arista Records, a relatively new company that helps mind the avant-garde, has recently purchased the invaluable Savoy Records catalogue, and its first reissue is “Charles Christopher Parker, Jr.: Bird / The Savoy Recordings” (Savoy SJL 2201). The album includes the …

'People scoffed at it!' The unstoppable all-female Shakespeare uprising

I want to hear women's voices and voices we don't usually hear. I definitely have become braver Kate Pakenham<p>“Quite a senior male director, who will remain nameless, went around calling it Julius Beaver,” remembers Josie Rourke, artistic director of London’s Donmar Warehouse, where Phyllida Lloyd’s …

Film Scoring and the Studio: Three Secrets to Outstanding Strings

There is no “in” in strings — oh wait, yes there is!And composer Ariel Marx knew that already. A fast-emerging composer, the NYC-based Marx can play …

A Major Physics Experiment Just Detected A Particle That Shouldn't Exist

Scientists have produced the firmest evidence yet of so-called sterile neutrinos, mysterious particles that pass through matter without interacting …

Ted Dabney, Co-Founder Of Atari And Video Game Pioneer, Dies At 81

As Samuel Dabney told it, the whole thing began with pizza parlors.<p>Dabney, who generally went by Ted, and Nolan Bushnell had been working together at an electronics company called Ampex back in the mid-1960s, and Bushnell had an idea for a "carnival-type pizza parlor," Dabney recalled in 2012.<p>"It's …

Atari

Engineered antibody summons immune system to kill cancer cells

Scientists have engineered a new kind of antibody that attaches itself to cancer cells before summoning and activating killer T cells from the immune …

Dorico Pro 2 review: Major update surprises, exceeds expectations; lower-cost “Elements” introduced

Dorico Pro 2.0, released today, is a major update to Steinberg's music notation software, with new features across the board in many areas. Smart …

Music Production

Great White Sharks Have A Secret 'Cafe,' And They Led Scientists Right To It

Great white sharks have a "hidden life" that is becoming a lot less hidden thanks to a scientific expedition that has been years in the making.<p>Scientists used to think the apex predators moved up and down the western coast of North America, snacking in waters with lots of food close to shore. …

White Shark

The Woman Who Knows Everything About the Universe

In 1965, physicist Richard Feynman was busy. He was busy winning the Nobel Prize, and he was busy learning to draw. One day during that productive …

11 Things We Learned This Week

This week, we learned …<p>Mary McLeod Bethune says goodbye to a group of students as she resigns as president of Bethune-Cookman College (now …

The world’s oldest working planetarium

Dutch amateur astronomer Eise Eisinga might have left school at 12 years old, but he built an inch-perfect model of the solar system in his living room.<p>There was a beat of silence as the room’s atmosphere shifted from inward reflection to jittery disbelief. “How is that even possible?” said one …

David Bowie's Last Engineer On Crashing Music's Boys Club

Much like David Bowie’s life, his death was shrouded in mystery and genius.<p>In fact, his last five years have begun to emerge as the stuff of legend. In that period, Bowie secretly recorded two superb albums (<i>The Next Day</i> and <i>Blackstar)</i> and developed the Broadway musical <i>Lazarus,</i> all while suffering …

'Planet Earth: Blue Planet II' Celebrates 'Wonder And Complexity' Of Life In Our Oceans

Seventeen years after the first "Blue Planet" series, the BBC returns with "Planet Earth: Blue Planet II," which uses cutting-edge technology to film …

Episode One: Ideas of Interpretation at The Smart Museum of Art

In our first episode, <b>Bryn Pernot</b>, a second year Master’s in Public Humanities student at Brown University, speaks to <b>Michael Christiano</b>, Deputy …

Museums

Talk Nerdy to Me: Grantland’s Guide to the Advanced Analytics Revolution

Jason Oberg designed the cover using the <b>1403 Vintage Mono</b> typeface. The paperback compilation <i>Talk Nerdy to Me: Grantland’s Guide to the</i> …

Speech recognition technology used to analyze Apollo mission tapes

There was a lot more said during the Apollo 11 missions besides "the Eagle has landed" and "that's one step for man." To help preserve and make …

Johnson Space Center

Misty Copeland Choreographs Her Own Way

Prima ballerina Misty Copeland on challenging beauty norms and loving yourself as you are.

Russian dancer challenges centuries of ballet tradition

MOSCOW (AP) — It's an uphill battle trying to promote contemporary dance in a country which prides itself on keeping its trademark ballets intact for …

The Tiny, Murderous World Of Frances Glessner Lee

How do you learn to solve a crime? Police detectives spend years learning on the job, sifting through evidence in real world crime scenes. But a new show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C. explores another approach — it's called Murder Is Her Hobby, and it …

If Parents In Taiwan Are OK With Their Kids' Sex Ed Class, Why Are Others So Upset?

Two dozen third-graders wiggle in their seats. Their attention is on their teacher — up front. He has a question for them: How many know about condoms? About half of the students raise their hands. They are fixed on his talk — a lesson on sexual education and gender equality.<p>Everyone inside the …

Scientists Somehow Just Discovered a New System of Vessels in Our Brains

It is unclear what they do—but they likely play a central role in aging and disease.<p>You are now among the first people to see the brain’s lymphatic system. The vessels in the photo above transport fluid that is likely crucial to metabolic and inflammatory processes. Until now, no one knew for sure …

Immune System

Keepers of the Secrets

I was told that the most interesting man in the world works in the archives division of the New York Public Library, and so I went there, one morning …

Archives

The Story Behind Devo’s Iconic Cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction”

One afternoon in 1978, Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale—the two prime architects of the band Devo—were fidgeting in Peter Rudge’s office, near the Warwick Hotel, in Manhattan, with Mick Jagger. Rudge was the Rolling Stones’ manager, and Devo had recorded an odd cover of the band’s hit “(I Can’t …

Revolutionary guitar string rocks the guitar world

A revolutionary guitar string developed at the University of St Andrews has struck a chord with some of the greats of the music world.<p>The invention …

OSIRIS-REx gets flung by the Earth Friday!

On the morning of Friday, September 22, 2017, the Earth will experience a close encounter with a spaceborne object. But never fear! We’re perfectly …

Why Math Is the Best Way to Make Sense of the World

To tell truth from fiction, start with quantitative thinking, argues the mathematician Rebecca Goldin.<p>What motivates you to study these complex …

Mathematics

Farewell to the Greatest Space Mission of Our Time

A strange device sits on the end table, a few dozen vertical light strips around a thicker column in the center, like a tall model carousel. Light trickles down the strips, then up. On the center column, the names of spacecraft scroll by on an LED display: VOYAGER. MER-B (for Mars Exploration Rover …