You could make a plausible argument that '80s pop star Thomas Dolby has been blinded with science.
Since he was a teen, Dolby, now 55, has looked for ways to blend technology with sound — whether that meant writing a quirky synthpop anthem that rose to No. 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in 1982 ("She Blinded Me With Science") or inventing a cousin of the polyphonic ringtone likely playing on your cellphone today.
Next week, Dolby will be named the Johns Hopkins University's first Homewood Professor of the Arts — a position that will enable him to help create a new center that will serve as an incubator for technology in the arts.
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