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Mirrors Mirror creates the viewers' image by directing 768 small mirror tiles in a way that reflects different portions of their image. The piece is made of 24 columns of "pixels" that form a concaved curved surface that is aimed at the viewer. Brighter pixels reflect the upper body of the viewer and the wall behind him and dark ones are aimed lower. Artist Daniel Rozin will be featured in the Exploratorium's 2009 summer exhibition, Reflections.

Project: Reflections | Browse All

Date: April 29, 2009
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): General Science, Cognitive Science/Psychology, Art
Running Time:
00:06:37
Smashcast visited the Exploratorium on Saturday, April 18th, to work on the Ice Stories project and meet four Antarctic scientists.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: April 22, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,
Running Time:
00:02:45
At the South Pole, the Ice Stories crew met up with correspondent Zoe Courville just before she and her team embarked on their 3,000 km traverse across the desolate and frigid East Antarctic Ice Sheet. In this video, Zoe gives us a tour of the vehicles they are taking on their cross-continent journey, including their living module, sleeping quarters, and science sled.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: February 25, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:16:25
Filmmaker Douglas Gayeton talks about the making of his film, "Molotov Alva and His Search for the Creator: A Second Life Odyssey" following a "mixed-reality" screening at the Exploratorium and on Exploratorium Island in the virtual world, Second Life, part of Cinema Arts event Fabricated Realities.

Project: Fabricated Realities: Virtual Worlds, Mixed and Augmented Reality | Browse All

Date: February 7, 2009
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:00:45
View a selection of video clips from three exhibits that are part of the new Outdoor Exploratorium collection at Fort Mason.

Project: Outdoor Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: January 13, 2009
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:06:40
You might be surprised to know that water is one of the most scarce resources in Antarctica.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: January 12, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:00:55
Why do the hands on clocks go "clockwise?" Seems like a circular definition, but if you looked closely at sundials in the northern hemisphere, you'd notice that the shadow of the sun moves around the sundial in a "clockwise" direction. This was adopted by clock-makers and became the standard we know today. In the southern hemisphere, the sun's shadow moves around the dial in the opposite direction, so if clocks had been invented there, our watches would move the other way.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: January 12, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:02:58
A Kenn Borek Basler (Turbo DC-3) taxis, takes-off, and flies low back over the field at Williams Airfield outside McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: January 3, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,
Running Time:
00:01:21
Kenn Borek Basler(s) (more accurately called a Turbo DC-3) at the Williams Field which services McMurdo Station, Antarctica.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: January 2, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science,
Running Time:
00:04:28
In this interview from in front of the Canada Glacier in Antarctica’s Taylor Valley, Hassan Basagic from Portland State University describes the essential role of polar glaciers in supporting the bare-bones ecosystems in the Dry Valleys.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 31, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology