05 Jan '13, 3pm

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When I stumbled on the grainy video clip above in my laptop this morning, I found myself reflecting on the wonderful work of Douglas Martin, a designer of ocean-going rowing shells whose forays into violin design and construction exemplify the kind of out-of-the-box thinking that I would love to see flourish in other arenas in the next few decades. Herb Swanson for The New York Times Doug Martin working on one of the violins that he made from balsa wood in the kitchen of his apartment in Eliott, Maine. I wrote about him for Science Times in 2006 in “String Theory: New Approaches to Instrument Design .” I’ve posted two other clips of him playing his fiddles on YouTube — here and here . Many of Martin’s prototypes — built of balsa wood — are literally out of the box, in that he puts the structural ribs on the outside of the fiddle body to ease his ability to make adjustments...

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