Caught the Tail End of NOVA Musical Minds

Last night, I caught the ending of Oliver Sacks’ Musical Minds on NOVA. According to the website here, it originally aired in 2009. Luckily, you and I can watch the complete episode online and we can learn how the brain processes music and how important music is to the human brain. There are also special features available on the Musical Minds website.

I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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2 comments on “Caught the Tail End of NOVA Musical Minds
  1. katm says:

    I’ve always enjoyed reading his work. Sadly I can’t watch it online because I’m one of those silly people living overseas.

    I see you’re at KSU. I grew up right up the road in Cleveland and my mom got her B.Ed and M.Ed from KSU in the 70s. I almost went there, but went a bit east to Youngstown State. :)

  2. Jason Ellis says:

    Hi katm,

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. If you do a google search for “bypass pbs country restrictions,” you will find some helpful websites that suggest various ways to watch PBS online abroad. Using a proxy service (pay) or tor (free) should do the trick. I studied in Liverpool, England for a year before going to KSU, so I know first hand that when there is a will, there is a way to consume culture :-)

    It’s cool that you are from Cleveland. Originally, I am from Southeast Georgia, but I wanted to get my PhD at Kent State. Kent’s semi-rural setting is nice, but my wife and I will likely find work elsewhere when we complete our degrees.

    Are you studying or working abroad? Whatever you may be doing, I wish you the best of luck!


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Who is Dynamic Subspace?

Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.


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