05/04/2017: The video game soundtrack for a video game that doesn’t exist
May 4, 2017

05/04/2017: The video game soundtrack for a video game that doesn’t exist

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Despite its popularity, the Netflix drama "13 Reasons Why" has received criticism for its very graphic depiction of suicide. Dan Romer, a research director at the University of Pennsylvania, joined us to discuss the effect of media depictions of the act on audience members. Next, we'll look at Facebook's decision to hire 3,000 people over the next year to help address violence on its site, and then check out the soundtrack "Bird World" from composer Leon Chang, which he created by imagining a video game that doesn't actually exist.

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The video game soundtrack for a video game that doesn't exist

May 4, 2017
Leon Chang created a 12-track album for "Bird World."
A representation of Leon Chang's "Bird World."
Courtesy Leon Chang

Despite its popularity, the Netflix drama “13 Reasons Why” has received criticism for its very graphic depiction of suicide. Dan Romer, a research director at the University of Pennsylvania, joined us to discuss the effect of media depictions of the act on audience members. Next, we’ll look at Facebook’s decision to hire 3,000 people over the next year to help address violence on its site, and then check out the soundtrack “Bird World” from composer Leon Chang, which he created by imagining a video game that doesn’t actually exist.

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