Philip Ball
Reviews // 3 Articles

Insects, Sparkly Rocks, You Name It: 'Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything'
4 Jun 2013 // 5:05 PM

Yesterday’s luminary minds weren’t always scientific, but they were almost always curious.

'The Music Instinct': Uncovering the Properties of 'Organized Sound'
10 Oct 2010 // 4:00 PM

Ball is more concerned with discerning general scientific laws of music than with providing a sense of how people consume music, or why we are even compelled to make music.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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