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The amazing Vi Hart (daughter of our Math Monday columnist George Hart) strikes again with this over 12 minute video explaining the math, science, and art behind sound. In many of Vi’s videos, she talks really fast, and it’s a style that works for her, but for something this info-dense, with lots of visual aids, it’s worth going through a few times to absorb everything. She’s always entertaining enough to make it worth your while; her illustrations are wonderful and her seemingly effortless creativity is truly inspiring.

As a bonus track, here’s Vi singin’ those “Low-Frequency Blues.” Sing it, sister!

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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