About how Beethoven created Ode to Joy and heard it in his head even when he was deaf (he had mapped hearing so well in his brain):

“[Beethoven] heard it in a way that demonstrates our hunger for human adaptability. … The brain yearning to find a path to the outside world.”

~ John Hockenberry, journalist
At the human2.0 conference at the MIT Media Lab, ten minutes ago.


2 Comments

  1. Posted Wednesday May 9, 2007 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    Hi, Senia. I thought you might enjoy this Beethoven story:

    http://westallen.typepad.com/idealawg/2007/04/music_of_the_he.html

  2. Posted Wednesday May 9, 2007 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    I do! Thank you, Stephanie.