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Playing with fire: Q&A with sound visualist Jared Ficklin

Playing with fire: Q&A with sound visualist Jared Ficklin

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Imagine flames that dance to the sounds jazz guitar. Or downloading a song simply because you like the way it looks. Or seeing Stephen Hawking’s Cambridge lectures in the stars. In a mind-expanding talk given at TED2012, design technologist Jared Ficklin demonstrated all three of these ways to literally see sound, as well as several []

Everything goes better with fire: Jared Ficklin at TED2012

Everything goes better with fire: Jared Ficklin at TED2012

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Photo: Ryan Lash Jared Ficklin‘s passions are music, technology, and making things. And he brings them together to visualize sound — with fire. Real fire on stage. He’s built a Ruben Tube, a long copper pipe with a hundred holes on it, attached to a tank of propane. He turns on a tune at 550 Hertz, []