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Book: Why You Hear What You Hear - An Experiential Approach to Sound, Music, and Psychoacoustics

Released Dec. 2012

Why You Hear What You Hear is the first book on the physics of sound for the nonspecialist to empower readers with a hands-on, ears-open approach that includes production, analysis, and perception of sound. The book makes possible a deep intuitive understanding of many aspects of sound, as opposed to the usual approach of mere description. This goal is aided by hundreds of original illustrations and examples, many of which the reader can reproduce and adjust using the same tools used by the author (e.g., very accessible applets for PC and Mac, and interactive web-based examples, simulations, and analysis tools will be found on the book's website: whyyouhearwhatyouhear.com. Readers are positioned to build intuition by participating in discovery.

http://whyyouhearwhatyouhear.com

Your Desktop


You may download free Screen Savers, including several of Eric's images, from the National Science Foundation Website. Enjoy!

http://www.nsf.gov/news/overviews/nano/screensaver.jsp


Past Exhibitions



Music@Menlo: Chamber Music Festival and Institute

Jul 20- Aug 11, 2012

Music@Menlo was established in 2003 to create a celebration of two of the great, renewing pleasures in life—classical chamber music and the stimulating company of artists, students, and music lovers of all ages. The festival’s directors, musicians, audience-participants, and the young performers of the Chamber Music Institute share a conviction that the experience of live chamber music—of the highest quality, in intimate and acoustically superior spaces—nourishes and sustains the spiritual and emotional lives of individuals and communities. Together, the Music@Menlo community creates an annual celebration of the power of music to shape inner and outer lives.

http://www.musicatmenlo.org/artists/visual-artist

Symposium on University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE)

April 23, 2010

Where Art Meets Science SOURCE 2010 Keynote Speaker, "When Visual and Auditory Art Meet Science"

Castleton State College, VT

Oct. 19 - Nov. 24, 2009

"Intersecting Worlds", the scientist-artist presents the quantum world through digital abstract artworks. Eric Heller's smaller exhibits are available rent free to institutions and museums. Charges may apply to cover shipping and insurance. For information contact Resonance Fine Art (508) 591-7533 or slheller@comcast.net.

http://7dvt.com/eric-heller-0?filter3=&filter1[date]=2010-07-21&filter1[time]=00%3A00&filter2[date]=2010-07-27&filter2[time]=23%3A59&filter4=418&filter5=%2A%2AALL%2A%2A&filter0=%2A%2AALL%2A%2A&sdvt-event-simple-search=0&search-view=1&timeframe=past

Phi Beta Kappa Society Visting Scholar

January 2007-March 2007

Established in 1956, the Visiting Scholar Program sends distinguished scholars to colleges and universities with Phi Beta Kappa chapters for visits of two days each. The Visiting Scholar is not on a "speaking tour" with one lecture at each stop, but is expected to take full part in the academic life of the institution. The purpose of the program is to contribute to the intellectual life of the campus by making possible an exchange of ideas between the Visiting Scholar and the resident faculty and students.

http://www.pbk.org/home/NewsView.aspx?id=168

The Ultimo Science Festival, Sydney, Australia

Aug-Sept 2006

Inetersecting Worlds: The Science-art of Eric Heller
"An Australian debut for scientist and digital artist Eric J. Heller who says "Imagery is a formidable teaching tool, to teach ourselves, our colleagues, and the public"".

http://www.ics.mq.edu.au/qis/intersection/

Charleston County Public Library, Charleston, SC

Sept—Nov 2006

Eleven laminated images, The Science-Art of Eric J. Heller

University of Ottawa IEEE Student Branch

March 5-11, 2006

Exhibition of laminated artwork, Nanowire, Random Sphere, Caustic IV, Transport II, Transport XIII, Caustic Sunset

University of Arizona, Tucson

April 3, 2006

Talk: "Picture Perfect: persuasion, politics andcprejudice surrounding the scientific image, 1800 – 2006"

From Mirror Neurons to the Mona Lisa

November 5, 2005

http://www.nyas.org/ebriefreps/splash.asp?intEBriefID=500

Talk and Panel Discussion
Visual Art and the Brain: At the Interface of Art and Science at the New York Academy of Sciences


November 5, 2005

SOLD OUT

This one-day conference will explore the nature of the science–art interface, the inspiration this interface provides to scientists and artists alike, and the impact of such interactions in areas of research and other human endeavors.

http://www.nyas.org/events/eventDetail.asp?eventID=4709&date=11/5/2005%2010:00:00%20AM

SIGGRAPH 2005

July 31—August 1, 2005

The internationally recognized ACM SIGGRAPH Conference presents today's most innovative digital artwork in the SIGGRAPH 2005 Art Gallery.

http://www.siggraph.org/s2005/

American Center for Physics, College Park, MD

April 8 - October 14, 2005

"Invisible Sightings," digital art by Eric J. Heller and sculpture by Rebecca Kamen, through Oct. 14. 1 Physics Ellipse, College Park. 301-209-3125.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/04/28/AR2005042800649_5.html

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Art Gallery
Batavia, IL


August 4 - October 30, 2003

"Mode: Digital Images by Eric J. Heller.

Colloquium "Art from Science" presented September 3rd.

"Imagery is a formidable teaching tool, to teach ourselves, our collegues, and the public" (Eric Heller from the Fermilab exhibit artist statement).

http://www.fnal.gov/pub/Art_Gallery/archive/Heller/index.html

SIGGRAPH 2004

August 8 - 12, 2004

Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA

"Transport IX" exhibited in "Synaethesia"

Click on gallery then Click on "H" for "Heller"

http://www.siggraph.org/artdesign/gallery/S04/index1.html

Pinhead Town Talk Extravaganza

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Making Waves: Science, art and politics By Eric Heller

An enormous amount of our brains is devoted to understanding visual information. “If you can harness this, you can communicate more effectively,” says Eric Heller, Harvard physicist and artist.

Heller believes that visualizing science artistically can facilitate a scientist’s ability to 1) communicate the essence and beauty of a scientific discovery, 2) secure funding for research, and 3) communicate the emotional and visceral aspects of being at a new frontier of knowledge.

Centre d'exposition of the University of Montreal

May 13 - June 1 2004

"Visions from the Quantum Frontier" - an exhibit of twenty-nine selected works.

http://www.expo.umontreal.ca/expositions/expo_passees/passees47.htm

Castleton State College, VT

Oct. 19 - Nov. 24, 2009

"Intersecting Worlds", the scientist-artist presents the quantum world through digital abstract artworks. Eric Heller's smaller exhibits are available rent free to institutions and museums. Charges may apply to cover shipping and insurance. For information contact Resonance Fine Art (508) 591-7533 or slheller@comcast.net. http://7dvt.com/eric-heller-0?filter3=&filter1[date]=2010-07-21&filter1[time]=00%3A00&filter2[date]=2010-07-27&filter2[time]=23%3A59&filter4=418&filter5=%2A%2AALL%2A%2A&filter0=%2A%2AALL%2A%2A&sdvt-event-simple-search=0&search-view=1&timeframe=past Eric Heller's smaller exhibits are available rent free to institutions and museums. Charges may apply to cover shipping and insurance.

For information contact Resonance Fine Art (508) 591-7533 or slheller@comcast.net.

http://7dvt.com/eric-heller-0?filter3=&filter1[date]=2010-07-21&filter1[time]=00%3A00&filter2[date]=2010-07-27&filter2[time]=23%3A59&filter4=418&filter5=%2A%2AALL%2A%2A&filter0=%2A%2AALL%2A%2A&sdvt-event-simple-search=0&search-view=1&timeframe=past

Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley

March 6, 2004—May, 2004.

Approaching Chaos: Visions from the Quantum Frontier

Very exciting new project! LHS is in the process of producing a new exhibit, "Then & Now" stories. They have used Eric's "life map" as a prototype for the series. You can view the "Then & Now" stories by clicking on the URL below.

http://sv3.berkeley.edu/WOR/research/

Conference
Public Understanding of Research, Cape Town, South Africa


December 2002

Plenary speaker,“Communicating Science Through Visual Art.”

From the opening statement of Dr. Ben Ngubane, Minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology, South Africa

"Science is integral to sustainable development and inextricably linked to financial empowerment and realisation of a better life for all. . . It is the public understanding of science, techology and related disciplines that forms the critical interface between science, wealth creation, and sustainable development. It is here that we unlock the potential of our sciences, cultivate an interest in future sceintists, demystify and even destigmatize our endeavors to understand the universe around us, to interpret the past, to plan for the future, to harness the opportunities of the present."

http://www.saasta.ac.za/scicom/pcst7_papers.shtml

National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.

July 2002

Invited Talk
“Approaching Chaos, The Science Behind the Art.”

National Academy of Sciences

March — August 2003

The Beauty of Phenomena

Rotunda Gallery
2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

"It's not that these images -- abstract to my eyes, but representational, in a way, of mathematical concepts -- aren't beautiful. They are, though Heller's rainbow-colored designs, based on computer algorithms, reek a little too much of a bongwater-soaked college dorm room."

Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, April 11, 2003

http://www7.nationalacademies.org/arts/Beauty_of_Phenomen.html

University of Chicago Conference
Images and Ideas: Exhibiting Science in Museums


June 17-18, 2002

Images and Ideas: Exhibiting Science in Museums
Plenary speaker: “Reaching Another Audience: Contemporary Art Inspired by Science”

http://mrsec.uchicago.edu/meetings/museums/

Approaching Chaos: Visions from the Quantum Frontier

February 18, 2003 - June 1, 2003

Arizona Science Center, Phoenix AZ

Images From Science
The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at the Rochester (New York) Institute of Technology


Fall 2002

Caustic I and Nanowire

"It is true that art and science have diverged and now seem to lead separate lives. But as the links between them grow ever stronger, the once-empty middle ground is filling with people who recognize that science has much to contribute to the world of the artist and that aesthetic sensibilities are vital in creating and comprehending images from science." 

Dr. David Malin Anglo-Australian Observatory RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)

http://www.rit.edu/~photo/iis.html

National Science Foundation
Arlington, Virginia


July 1 — August 31, 2002

Approaching Chaos: Visions from the Quantum Frontier

Twenty-one large images: Exponential, Transport II, Transport III, Rosetta Stone, Rotating Rotator I, Rotating Rotator II, Quasi Crystal III, Analyzed Collision, Chladni, Caustic I, Random Sphere.

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Arlington, VA


September-November 2002

Selected images.

http://search.nsf.gov/search?ie=&site=nsf&output=xml_no_dtd&proxyreload=1&client=nsf&lr=&proxystylesheet=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nsf.gov%2Fsearch%2Fnsf_new.xslt&oe=&btnG.x=0&btnG.y=0&q=eric+heller

University Museum, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK

October 2002 - December 2002

"Approaching Chaos: Visions from the Quantum Frontier"


Approaching Chaos is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation and by MIT Museum and the Center for Theoretical Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


SIGGRAPH 2002
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX


July 23-July 25, 2002

Caustic I

SIGGRAPH 2002 The world's annual gathering of the international computer graphics community, where the digital future is defined and revealed



http://old.sydney.siggraph.org.au/conference/2002/html/extras.html

WBUR National Public Radio
The Connection with Dick Gordon


May 7, 2002

"Approaching Chaos"
View images from Approaching Chaos, Dr. Eric Heller's exhibit, currently on display at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.

You need Real One Player to listen to the broadcast. Download the software at.http://www.real.com/realoneplayer.html

http://www.theconnection.org/shows/2002/05/20020506_b_main.asp

Variant Gallery
135 North Plaza
Taos, New Mexico 87571



Exhibition of New Works


http://www.variantgallery.com/heller/gal.html

*The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum of the Chicago Academy of Arts and Sciences
2430 N. Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL 60614


May 31 - September 16, 2002

"Approaching Chaos: Visions from the Quantum Frontier"
Approaching Chaos is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation and by MIT Museum and the Center for Theoretical Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Arts in the Academy


National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20418
202.334.2436


February 4, 2002 - May 12, 2002

Approaching Chaos is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation and by MIT Museum and the Center for Theoretical Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


"Approaching Chaos: Visions from the Quantum Frontier"

http://www4.nationalacademies.org/nas/arts.nsf/(ByDocIDView/63720BB9111F977385256ABF004E97F2?OpenDocument

Silicon Gallery Fine Art Prints Ltd.

December 7, 2001 – January 25, 2002

"Exponential" and "Caustic I"
Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) DIGITAL "01"
Online exhibition: http://www.asci.org/digital2001/artist.htm

139 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Local Tel#: 215.238.6062
Fax#: 215.238.6067

http://www.asci.org/digital2001/heller/heller.htm

Center for Art and Media

May 4 - August 4, 2002

A review of how my images inspire and inform scientific discovery.

"Iconoclash: Beyond the image wars"

Lorenzstrasse 19, D - 76135 Karlsruhe
Germany

http://hosting.zkm.de/icon/stories/storyReader$50

New York Hall of Science

September 29 – November 25, 2001

2nd Venue
The Silicon Gallery Manhattan Gallery Philadelphia, PA
December 7, 2001 – January 25, 2002
Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) DIGITAL "01"
Online Exhibition

Hall of Science's Technology Gallery.
47-01 111th Street,
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
NY 11368 Phone#: 718.699.0005

http://www.asci.org/digital2001/artist.htm

SIGGRAPH World Tour Exhibition 2001

November 2001-November 2003

The ACM SIGGRAPH Traveling Art Show helps expose people around the world to the art collected at the SIGGRAPH annual conference's art shows. Each year's show travels for two years after the completion of the conference, stopping at universities, festivals, and musuems among other locations.

Venues
Tampa Bay ACM Chapter Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa, Florida,
Canal Walk, Century City, Cape Town, South Africa,
Rocky Mountain AMC
Bowling Green, Ohio
Milano ACM Siggraph Centro Candiani, Venice, Italy
NYC AMC SIGGRAPH. William Peterson University Power Art Center, Rochester, NY
Span Galleries Melbourne, Australia

http://www.siggraph.org/tas/#TAS01

Edgerton Explorit Center

June 2001 - December 31, 2001

Aurora, Nebraska

Approaching Chaos: Visions from the Quantum Frontier

A free exhibit of digital abstract art inspired the quantum realm of electrons, atoms and molecules. The strange, often chaotic quantum world yields forms which physicist Eric J. Heller uses to create images conveying the mystery and excitement of quantum physics and its unity with the rest of the natural world. Sponsored by MIT and National Science Foundation.

SIGGRAPH
Los Angeles Convention Center


August 17 - 21, 2001

Overview of SIGGRAPH N-Space Art Gallery by Dena Eber, SIGGRAPH 2001 Art Gallery Chair

"We envisioned works of art created with old and new graphics technologies that embody original ideas, works that intrigue viewers and make them a part of the artwork. This could have included digital images with multiple dimensions of aesthetic quality and critical interpretation or digital sculptures that combine graphics and traditional art forms to provoke new thoughts about our future."

http://www.siggraph.org/artdesign/gallery/S01/30.html

MIT Compton Gallery and MIT Museum (both venues)

February 13-May 6, 2001

776 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts

"My brush is the computer; the paints I use are algorithms based on the flow of electrons, the collisions of molecules and the properties of random waves. I'm trying to convey the mystery and beauty of discovery, and the pleasure and delight of the quantum world." Eric Heller

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2001/artschaos-0308.html

Boston Cyberarts Festival

April 21-May 6, 2001

Venue: Compton Gallery at MIT (Select URL below, click on photos 2001, go to page 2 of photos)

The 2001 Boston Cyberarts Festival, held April 21 - May 6, was an international biennial festival of art and technology and the nation's original and largest all-media cyberarts celebration. It explored how artists throughout the world are using computers to advance traditional artistic disciplines and create new interactive worlds.

http://www.bostoncyberarts.org/archives/fest2001/2001frameset.html

American Center for Physics
Georgia-Pacific Center
Atlanta, Georgia


March 22-24, 1999

"The Art of Chaos"

http://web.gc.cuny.edu/sciart/festival/mar23.html

Center for Theoretical Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts


1999-2000

 

Ordered Motion and Crystals || Quantum Random Waves || Classical Electron Flow || Quantum Modes and Classical Analogs || Quasi Classical Correspondence, Quantum Scars || Quantum Resonances || Classical Collisions || Quantum Quasi Crystal || Maps || Caustics || Rogue Waves || Screen Savers || Sound



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