An open call for a compilation of 20-second hand-washing music, and more great choices

COVID-19 or no, washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds is always a good idea. And music can help.

Watch Elsa Garmire’s pioneering laser show from 1972 – futuristic and expressive even now

Forget that cheesy Pink Floyd stuff from the planetarium. Scientist Elsa Garmire used optic chops to make lasers into a real instrument – and her work holds up today.

Peter Kirn - February 6, 2020

Kijimi, key planet in new Star Wars flick, is named after the synthesizer

J.J. Abrams, mega-nerd – not only is the Star Wars writer/director a scifi fan, but synth fan, too. No spoilers here, but his love of a certain synthesizer comes out in Rise of Skywalker’s script.

Peter Kirn - December 21, 2019

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