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Mister Rogers 'Garden of Your Mind' video

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe  June 8, 2012 10:08 AM

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Even though Mister Rogers wasn't around for the launch of YouTube, his lessons are behind the latest viral hit.

PBS Digital Studios teamed up with John D. Boswell of Symphony of Science , who creates pop-friendly mash-up videos typically spliced together from Auto-Tuned vocals from lectures and speeches on scientific topics, for a remix featuring Rogers, who died in 2003.

For the "Garden of Your Mind" video, Boswell and PBS fused together clips from "Mister Rogers Neighborhood," the classic children's TV show in which Mister Rogers dispensed life lessons and advice to youngsters, over a melodic, electronic beat.

The includes the digitally manipulated voice of Rogers saying, "Did you ever grow anything in the garden of your mind/ You can grow ideas in the garden of your mind." The video also includes a brief, syncopated take on Mr. Rogers playing a slide whistle.


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