Improvising the 12th Dimension

Interview

Friday, January 14, 2011

Reggie Watts and Janna Levin at The Greene Space, Main (Credit: Stephanie Black)

Wrapping your brain around the nature of time and the existence of multiple dimensions is a challenge, but comedian-musician Reggie Watts doesn't blink: he takes on mind-wrenching questions of theoretical physics in a fully-improvised song. Reggie joins Kurt and astrophysicist Janna Levin onstage to puzzle out how the universe works. Recorded live at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC.

VIDEO: Reggie Watts' improvised ode to the universe

    Music Playlist
  1. Improvised Ode to the Universe
    Artist: Reggie Watts
    Label: Recorded Live in WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space
  2. Cosmic Ballad
    Artist: Reggie Watts
    Label: Recorded Live in WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space
  3. Tom Sawyer
    Artist: Emerson Nogueira
    Album: Acustica 2
    Label: Sony BMG Europe
    Purchase: Amazon

Guests:

Janna Levin and Reggie Watts

Comments [1]

Peter von zur Muehlen from Saint Louis

i am just now listening to the program about Physics on NPR (KWMU) saint louis, MO. Janna Levin's comment about moving backward through time gave me a sudden flash of an idea. As one can move through space in any direction, except where one is impeded by physical obstacles. perhaps the reason we can not move backward though time is because the time that just was is always there in the way like a physical object. as if every step down a narrow hallway left someone standing right behind you, such that you can not turn around and go back the other way because they are standing there. I don't know if this really makes any sense.

Jan. 15 2011 02:54 PM

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