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As part of the festivities in honor of the Exploratorium's opening at Pier 15, Obscura Digital, internationally recognized creative technology innovators, transformed the historic façade of Pier 15 into a spectacular, interactive odyssey through micro and macro phenomena on multiple time scales.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: May 22, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:04:58
Throughout history, tattoos have represented conquests, coming of age, religion, spirituality, art, and even punishment. Today, tattoos are alive and thriving as a form of personal expression. How have modern techniques changed this art form? What are best practices in tattoo creation and care? Why are tattoos permanent—and when are they not? Join us as we "talk tat" with artitsts Suzanne "Fishy" Shifflett and Tanya Wischerath of Modern Electric Tattoo in San Francisco.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: September 28, 2011
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
00:03:13
The intertwining of astronomy, Hawaiian ancestry, and traditional navigation are the subject of this video featuring astrophysicist Paul Coleman, cultural historian Koa Rice, and captain Billy Richards.

Project: Never Lost: Polynesian Navigation | Browse All

Date: March 23, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, History
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00:00:47
Primatologist Christophe Boesch explains that declining chimpanzee populations threatens the study of chimpanzee culture.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: August 21, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science
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00:03:02
Do chimps cooperate even when they’re not related? The traditional answer is no, but primatologist Linda Vigilant explains how genetics is revising this belief.

Project: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? | Browse All

Date: August 21, 2008
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science
Running Time:
00:04:19
A video portrait of Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost settlement in the United States.

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

Date: September 1, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
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00:02:52
Craig George and Glenn Sheehan explain how scientists have learned from Iñupiaq hunters to make more accurate counts of bowhead whales.

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

Date: September 1, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
0:40:48
On the occasion of Hubble's 15th birthday we unveil two spectacular mosaic images from the telescope, discuss the amazing accomplishments of Hubble during the past 15 years, and look at some of the images from space.

Project: Origins: Hubble | Browse All

Date: April 26, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:26:34
Paul Doherty and Eric Wegryn explore the latest photos of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, taken from only 750 miles away by the Huygens probe.

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: November 5, 2004
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
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1:24:22
What is visual literacy--and who is literate? Join guest lecturer James Elkins in an evening of commentary on the many ways we "read" the visual world and assign meaning to what we see.

Project: Seeing Exhibition | Browse All

Date: August 21, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts