Radio, comics, and abstraction

It’s been on my “to watch” list for quite a while, and today I finally got around to watching Jad Abumrad’s presentation at MaxFunCon 2010.

In it, Jad uses many examples from Radiolab¬†(and borrows heavily from Walter Murch) to create a model that explains the relationship between words, music, various types of sound effects, and their relative levels of abstraction. Needless to say, if you’re interested in radio (or sound at all, for that matter), find an hour, and watch this in its entirety: