My friend Sabrina forwarded me a ridiculously awesome sneak-peek video of a dance she and the Broadway class she’s in will be performing at the Broadway in May show Ballet Austin’s putting on May 1 and 2.
The dance was performed flash-mob style at the Art City Austin festival that was happening downtown last weekend. The whole class showed up dressed casually, congregated in front of City Hall, and when the music for the number came on, they just started dancing. The effect was perfect:
Again, I don’t like to put a bunch of videos on my blog, but my last Neil deGrasse Tyson ( @neiltyson ) video got a lot of interest, so I thought I’d go ahead and post another. Besides, it’s Saturday. What else have you got to do?
On a panel back in September 2009, Neil deGrasse Tyson got the inevitable question: “Do you believe in UFOs and extraterrestrial visitors?” His response is, as you’d expect, awesome. The video’s about 10 minutes long, but stay with it. He gets on a roll talking about some really important issues like the argument from ignorance, the (poor) reliability of eyewitness testimony, and stealing ashtrays off spaceships:
I try not to post too many videos on my blog, but this one really caught my attention, and I want to share it. It’s Neil deGrasse Tyson spending 5 minutes of his February 2009 talk at Google answering a question about science and science adoption in the US. It’s incredibly insightful:
These guys have, and they make some pretty cool music with it: