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Science of Music: Take the Beat Back

Learners uncover the everyday origins of some extraordinary instruments! This interactive exploration sparks interest and engages users in learning about the African Diaspora. Interactive animations, engaging videos, text, and info-graphics demonstrate the ingenuity of ordinary people who succeeded in preserving their cultures despite having been forcibly transplanted to new lands and enslaved. The science behind the sound is also explored.


As part of the Science of Music, this learning experience won an American Alliance of Museums "MUSE" award.

LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Active learning/learning through exploration

AUDIENCE: Visitors to

EMPLOYER: Exploratorium

ROLE: I envisioned, directed, designed and programmed this MUSE award-winning online learning experience for the Exploratorium. Created original photographs and animations. Directed video production.

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