5 votes

G.G. Tonet - Dedicated to Norbert Wiener, 1980

4 comments

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    tiredlemma Link
    This is amazing! So much fun seeing a song dedicated to one of my favorite mathematicians (and general weirdo). Thank you!

    This is amazing! So much fun seeing a song dedicated to one of my favorite mathematicians (and general weirdo). Thank you!

    3 votes
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      chas (edited ) Link Parent
      The late '70s, early '80s were great for this sort of thing. I imagine Kraftwerk started the trend of referencing STEM in pop music (eg: mentioning "Madame Curie" in their song "Radio Activity")....

      The late '70s, early '80s were great for this sort of thing. I imagine Kraftwerk started the trend of referencing STEM in pop music (eg: mentioning "Madame Curie" in their song "Radio Activity"). Granted, Norbert Wiener is more specific than most!

      Edit: also amusingly specific is this song riffing on The Manhattan Project Landscape - Manhattan Boogie Woogie, 1982

      3 votes
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        Dovey Link Parent
        Tom Lehrer had some good STEM references in the '50s/'60s, like Wernher von Braun and Lobachevsky, but I suppose he doesn't fall into the category of pop music.

        Tom Lehrer had some good STEM references in the '50s/'60s, like Wernher von Braun and Lobachevsky, but I suppose he doesn't fall into the category of pop music.

        2 votes
        1. chas Link Parent
          I should have written "a trend" instead of "the trend." I love Tom Lehrer. New Math and the Elements Song would fit in nicely, too.

          I should have written "a trend" instead of "the trend."

          I love Tom Lehrer. New Math and the Elements Song would fit in nicely, too.

          1 vote