Researchers Express Dissertations Through Interpretive Dance
Moonbattery took art from Leonardo da Vinci to Jackson Pollock. It took literature from William Shakespeare to Maya Angelou. It took politics from James Madison to Barack Obama. Here’s where it’s taking science:
Who says scientists are awkward and ungraceful?
Thirty-six different videos on YouTube prove that wrong, as researchers translate their doctoral dissertations into interpretive dances, both solo and ensemble.
Four women in black cavort to ’80s new-wave dance tunes to explain the evolution of smell in mammals.
Three MIT grad students boogie to Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up” to represent nitrous oxide contribution to global warming.
Two lobsters gyrate with hula hoops to the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” as a passing seal senses their movements with his whiskers.
Unsurprisingly, the imaginary global warming phenomenon was the subject of more than one dissertation.
At society’s current rate of decay, the scientists of the 22nd century will be struggling with the physics of starting a fire by rubbing sticks together.
On a tip from Matt L. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.