► The Cosmic Vibrations Of Sun Ra: Audio Documentary Features Hank Shocklee

shockleewebpic_sunracosmicvibrationsFrom Stylus, a series about sound, music, and listening on 90.9 WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station comes this short audio documentary on Sun Ra which our own Hank Shocklee was asked to be a part of.

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PayPal Goes Galactic: Sets Up To Handle Your Upcoming Space Payments

shockleewebpic_paypalgalacticWith Virgin Galactic selling $250,000 flights to space that are taking place later this year and all the activity that has been taking place with the development of the International Space Station, it was only a matter of time that we’d hear about the first ‘mainstream’ technology solution for those early explorers planning to travel there soon.

Cue, PayPal Galactic who just revealed their plans to be the first interstellar commerce solution to help you with your transactional banking needs in space…

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The Sound & Music Of Oblivion

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This one’s for the audio and cinema nerds.

Get a great behind the scenes tour of the making of the sound and vision for the new film Oblivion. SoundWorks talks with director Joe Kosinski who was also the director behind 2010′s TRON: Legacy and if you see Oblivion, you’ll see the stylistic similarities. Also featured in the video are composer Joseph Trapanese, M83′s Anthony Gonzalez, re-recording mixer Gary Rizzo and re-recording mixer Juan Peralta.

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#FutureFrequency News Highlights From Around The Web

shockleewebpic_FF20Around the world, around the universe, the future is now! Tune in to some of the most recent headlines and developments that are coming soon near you.

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The Universe Is Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, Really, Big

How big is the universe compared to a grain of sand? It may be difficult for the human brain to understand just how vast the universe is but let’s try to put things in perspective a bit.

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#FutureFrequency News Highlights From Around The Web

The world we live in is getting more and more interesting by the second, pretty soon we’ll all be rocking wearable tech, body mods and riding in driverless cars. Check out some of the latest things that are happening. Are you ready?…

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Step Into The Sound Of Prometheus

The SoundWorks Collection talks with the sound team of Director Ridley Scott’s latest science fiction film “Prometheus” including Supervising Sound Editors Mark Stoeckinger and Victor Ennis, Sound Re-recording Mixers Ron Bartlett and Doug Hemphill, Sound Designers Ann Scibelli and Alan Rankin, and Sound Effects Researcher Charlie Campagna.

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Kepler-22b: The Newly Discovered Earth-Like Planet 600 Millions Light Years Away

NASA has identified a new planet very similar to earth but approximately twice the size outside our solar system that might be able to support life. It’s been named Kepler-22b, after the orbiting telescope aircraft that discovered it, is about two and a half times the size of earth and is 600 light-years away, orbiting a sun-like star.

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Finding Life Beyond Earth: Take A Spectacular Trip

Guess what? We are on the verge of answering one of the greatest questions in history: Are we alone?

From NOVA and PBS come this must see episode Finding Life Beyond Earth. Turn the sound up, chill out and go on this 2+ hour animated space journey where NOVA asks the questions about how planet earth came to be and what’s going on with other nearby planets and whether any signs of life will soon be found.

Hearing all about the mysteries of space reminds us that that planet earth is just a tiny speck in relation to the rest of the universe. For example, did you know that 1,300 Earth’s could fit inside Jupiter? We’re also incredibly vulnerable to a major cosmic event happening that could drastically change the course or destroy the planet as we know it. Two awe-inspiring and slightly terrifying thoughts that can put things in perspective rather quickly.

How’s that for reality TV?

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