"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."
"Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music."
"Music is natural law as related to the sense of hearing."
Anton Webern - Composer
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
Alan Kay - Computer Scientist
"Music is the shorthand of emotion."
"You know a design is good when you want to lick it"
"Design is first and foremost an attitude."
"Music is the universal language."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something."
"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."
Starting in 2002 we began featuring a "genius of the month" section, this ran strong for a few years. Our genius writer took an extended sabbatical to focus on raising kids. We hope to begin adding fresh entries to this section again beginning 2014.
Raymond Kurzweil is an inventor whose innovations have touched the lives of many. He may be best known for his work on the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, but his influence goes far beyond. He has been a pioneer in optical character recognition (OCR), the development of the first CCD flatbed scanner, text-to-speech synthesis, music synthesis, speech recognition,