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The Songs of Spiders


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Welcome to the amazing world of spider sounds! 🕷️ Check out our latest episode to learn how spiders make music. Engineer and materials expert Markus J. Buehler gets us stuck in the strange sounds of spider webs 🕸️


Learn more about Markus and his musical projects in our bonus interview extra on Patreon!



MEET OUR FEATURED EXPERT

MARKUS J. BUEHLER


Photo of Markus J. Buehler

Markus J. Beuhler is the McAfee professor of engineering at MIT. Markus researches material science and the interaction of chemistry and mechanics. As said in the main episode, Markus is also a musician. Click here for his SoundCloud where you can find all his amazing sonification projects.


Here's the song from the end of the episode "Spider Variations:



SPIDERS AND SOUNDS


A spider web.

Curious about the super strength of a spider web? Click here for a Science.org article all about it!


Here's the spiderweb sonification from the start of the episode:



As discussed in the bonus episode, Markus and a team of experts constructed an amazing sonification performance at MIT called "Spider's Canvas." Click here to learn more about it. Here's some footage from the show:



Here's the spider sonification virtual reality experience that Markus worked on. It's so cool!



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