tags: radiolab

Chinese government wanted to abandon Chinese written language because it seemed fundamentally incompatible with computers — there was no way to fit 70k+ characters on a QWERTY keyboard and the character set was bigger than available memory

“At some point, Anne became obsessed with Maurice Ravel’s famous composition and decided to put an elaborate visual rendition of the song to canvas. […] Arbie Orenstein tells us what happened to Ravel after he wrote Bolero, and neurologist Bruce Miller helps us understand how, for both Anne and Ravel, Bolero might have been the first symptom of a deadly disease.”

“Co-hosted by NPR’s Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, who helped create Radiolab and This American Life, Invisibilia delves into a wide array of human behavior, interweaving narrative storytelling with fascinating new psychological and brain science.”

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