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“New Ways to See Music (with Color! and Fire!)” TED2012. Feb. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Source: "New Ways to See Music (with Color! and Fire!)" TED2012. Feb. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from visualizer Jared Ficklin's 2012 TED Talk in which he presents visualizations of different sounds. In the beginning of the Talk, Ficklin demonstrates a Rubens' tube, a device that shows the different amplitude of sounds as represented by flames of varying heights. After demonstrating how the Rubens' tube reacts to a sound, the audience begins to applaud, rather hesitantly. Ficklin then encourages the audience's applause by saying, "It's okay to applaud the laws of physics." The quote elicits laughter from the audience. Watch the full TED Talk here: Jared Ficklin: New Ways to See Music (with Color! and Fire!)