Posts Tagged ‘amanda cox’

Fractions of a second: an Olympic musical

February 28, 2010

Here is a fascinating use of musical notes to tell a story. The New York Times’ Amanda Cox uses the timing of musical notes to show how close many of the Olympic race finishes have been.

I love this because it uses music to tell an otherwise non-musical story, to shed new light on an aspect of reality. My only suggestion: Cox could have used a different note for each sport or category of sport, instead of the same note for all sports. A minor quibble, to be sure.

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