Category Archives: songwriter

NIMBioS Inspires Science Rap on New EP

A new branch of the hip-hop family tree has emerged with the release of Baba Brinkman’s new Infomatic EP, which takes its inspiration from Brinkman’s 2012 songwriting residency at NIMBioS. The Canadian rap artist, who spent April and May as … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Represents at Evolution 2012

Current and former NIMBioS researchers gathered in Ottawa last week for the Evolution 2012 conference. It was the first joint congress on evolutionary biology bringing together five professional societies: American Society of Naturalists, Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, European … Continue reading

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‘Better Science Communication Through Hip-Hop’

Canadian rap artist Baba Brinkman riffed on mathematical biology this spring as NIMBioS Songwriter-in-Residence. In this interview, Baba talks about what it’s like to be the bard of modern biology as resident songwriter at NIMBioS. The video also includes clips … Continue reading

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Literary Rap: NIMBioS Songwriter Raps for English Majors

NIMBioS Songwriter-in-Residence Baba Brinkman performed an excerpt from his Rap Guide to the Canterbury Tales for UT English majors during his April residency at NIMBioS. The performance took place in Associate Professor Mary Dzon’s Medieval Literature class. About 30 mostly … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Announces New Songwriter-in-Residence: Baba Brinkman

NIMBioS is pleased to announce that educational hip-hop artist Baba Brinkman will be joining NIMBioS as its new Songwriter-in-Residence in April and May. Brinkman is a Canadian rap artist, writer, actor and tree planter. He is best known for his … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Songwriters Croon About Their Residency

The “Sing About Science and Math” blog hosted by Wendy Silk at UC Davis and Greg Crowther at Univ. of Washington now features Q&A interviews with all four of NIMBioS’ songwriters in residence. The goal of “Sing About Science and … Continue reading

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The Day the Last Hemlock Died

NIMBioS Songwriter-in-Residence Jay Clark debuts his song, “The Day the Last Hemlock Died,” which tells the story of the blight of the Eastern Hemlocks in Southern Appalachia. The song ends with a short refrain, a note of optimism perhaps, from … Continue reading

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Studio Sessions: NIMBioS Songwriter on Studio 865

Although only arriving here last week, NIMBioS Songwriter-in-Residence Kay Stanton has wasted no time. Stanton has already created one song, ‘Patterns,’ and was recently interviewed by Todd Steed for his show Studio 865. The date for when the show will … Continue reading

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NIMBioS Welcomes Songwriter Who Aspires to be ‘Jane Goodall of Music’

NIMBioS welcomes singer-songwriter Kay Stanton as NIMBioS songwriter-in-residence for the month of May. Stanton, who lives in Athens, Ga., has been writing and performing since 1995 and started her main band, a pop and experimental rock and roll band called … Continue reading

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Coffee and Pi Anyone?

NIMBioS Songwriter-in-Residence Timothy Sellers performs his song Coffee and Pi at WDVX Blue Plate Special. “It’s a song about what a mathematician might be thinking as he or she is sitting down with a cup of coffee,” says Sellers. Does … Continue reading

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