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00:26:22
Exploratorium film by Lynn Rosen and Steve Giordano for KVOS-TV, Bellingham, Washington, 1974

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: August 16, 2013
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): History
Running Time:
00:28:00
In this historical video from 1996, which was originally made for a museum floor installation, we learn about both the Palace of Fine Arts and the roots of the Exploratorium. This piece mixes footage from films in the Exploratorium's collection and interviews with historians, architects, and museum staff.

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: November 6, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics, Art, History
Running Time:
00:04:58
Obsidian points, Spanish terra-cotta tiles, Prohibition-era liquor bottles—history lies buried underfoot in the Presidio, one of the earliest settlements in San Francisco, occupied in turn by the Ohlone Indians, Spanish, Mexicans, and the U.S. Army. Archaeologist Kari Jones shares tales of recent digs and discoveries in this national park, and explains why most artifacts are dug up only to be reburied.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: July 28, 2011
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): archeology, history, general science
Running Time:
04:10
Megan and Rick Prelinger opened their personal library in San Francisco in 2004, seeking to share their collection of books and resources with a larger community. In this show, Megan shares her story of making this "hopeful gesture" towards a world where knowledge is accessible to all. As she puts it, "in utopia, there are no closed stacks."

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: October 22, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art, history
Running Time:
00:01:42
Sea life can sometimes serve as a marker to help navigators stay on track. Shorty Bertelmann describes how one such living marker, a pod of dolphins, helped him see what navigation is really about.

Project: Never Lost: Polynesian Navigation | Browse All

Date: March 23, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, HIstory
Running Time:
00:05:07
What motivates modern navigators? That depends on who you ask. But many explain their passion for voyaging in terms of kuleana--responsibility.

Project: Never Lost: Polynesian Navigation | Browse All

Date: March 23, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, History
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
Running Time:
01:36:04
Join A, K. C. Cole, author of Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens: Frank Oppenheimer and the World He Made Up, in conversation with Exploratorium Director Dr. Dennis Bartels, eminent San Francisco Chronicle science writer David Perlman, Cinema Arts Director Liz Keim, and Exploratorium physicist Thomas Humphrey. A question-and-answer session followed the panel discussion.

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: December 1, 2009
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Art, Cognitive Science/Psychology, General Science, History, Physics
Running Time:
00:08:00
Produced by Thorne Films, this very early 1972 film details some of the history and thought that went into the creation of the Exploratorium as told by its founding director, Frank Oppenheimer.

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: November 30, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art, General Science, History
Running Time:
00:08:43
A short visit with the inspiring Jane Wolff. She is an artist, landscape architect, educator, and author of 'Delta Primer: a field guide to the California Delta.'

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: February 18, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art, History, Life Science/Biology