For the third year, the Dance Your PhD competition has gathered videos of graduate students interpreting their doctoral dissertations in dance form. All 53 entries for 2011 are posted at ScienceNOW. The video shown here, by Anderson Mills, is called "Human-Based Percussion and Self-Similarity Detection in Electroacoustic Music." The dissertation is about teaching a computer (representated here by a "robot") to recognize rhythm in human music. Link -via Boing Boing
Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt - Win a Tokyoflash Watch of Your Choice!
Going on right now: Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #26. Win a Tokyoflash watch and neat stuff from the NeatoShop. It's fun and easy to play: Link