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00:23:00
Join Sarah Cahill for a interview with avant-garde percussionist Susie Ibarra.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: February 13, 2015
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art
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00:09:00
Buried in a cove that later became downtown San Francisco, a Gold Rush-era cargo ship lay lost and forgotten underground until it was exposed by construction in 2013. Marine archeologists and historians share stories of the discovery, excavation, and preservation of this humble yet significant 23-foot maritime artifact, unique among the oldest intact boats in the United States.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: February 11, 2015
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:30:00
Neutrinos can escape from extremely dense environments around black holes or the heart of a star, and thus carry unique information on the most violent processes in the universe—and may shed light on the nature of dark matter.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: February 6, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
50:37:00
Baltimore-based musician and composer Dan Deacon hooks listeners with strong melodic lines, immersed in a sea of competing rhythmic structures, distorted sound samples, and synthesized and acoustic textures. His Resonance performance at the Exploratorium featured the Disklavier, an electronic version of the player-piano. Deacon is influenced by the work of composer Conlon Nancarrow, who pioneered the use of player-pianos to explore music unplayable by human hands. To see more videos from our Resonance series, go to: exploratorium.edu/resonance

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: January 16, 2015
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:02:40
Inspired by the works of Bob Miller (1935–2007), natural philosopher, light artist, and Exploratorium icon, Actual Reality invites us to wade into a sea of images and sounds and, through attention, catch slippery, individual moments of reality. During this multimedia performance, a video recreating one of Miller’s “Light Walks”—outdoor explorations of sunlight resolving into images through both naturally occurring pinholes and ingenious props—flows behind musicians improvising from a simple, expansive score. Through a combination of live performance and technological interventions—including a heliostat prototype Miller originally used for tracking the sun—lucky dragons playfully resolves these visual and aural streams into unique experiences of repeating elements. Actual Reality is presented in conjunction with "Light Walk: The Work of Bob Miller," an exhibition at the San Francisco Public Library on view through February 5, 2014. lucky dragons is an ongoing collaboration between Los Angeles–based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. Active since 2000, lucky dragons is known for an open and participatory approach to making music, radically inclusive live shows, and playful, humanistic use of digital tools. luckydragons.org

Project: Arts at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: January 6, 2015
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:26:04
Join us for a interview with Dan Decon. This Baltimore-based musician and composer hooks listeners with strong melodic lines, immersed in a sea of competing rhythmic structures, distorted sound samples, and synthesized and acoustic textures. Dan was with us at the Exploratorium on December 12, 2014, for this conversation with Resonance curator Wayne Grim, and a fantastic music performance. To see more videos from our Resonance series, go to: exploratorium.edu/resonance

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: December 11, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
01:19:30
An evening of compelling discussion about the future of education moderated by Michael Krasny, host of KQED’s award-winning program Forum, featuring panelists Executive Director Dennis M. Bartels, PhD; Lucien Vattel, CEO of GameDesk; and Matt Wahl, Product Lead at Khan Academy, hosted at the Exploratorium.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: November 26, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:00:40
Science of Cocktails at the Exploratorium is back for our fifth annual celebration! Join us on Friday, January 30, 2015, for an evening that mixes the artistry of craft cocktails with the science behind the beverage. Taking an in-depth, hands-on look at the physics, chemistry, and biology of cocktails, explore your favorite libations in ways you've never experienced before. For tickets go to http://cocktails.exploratorium.edu

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: November 14, 2014
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:02:25
Join the Exploratorium's very own Ken Finn as he demonstrates fun activities, mixing up science with items found around the house.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: November 14, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science
Running Time:
00:47:00
The Ebola virus has spread from West Africa to the United States with three confirmed cases and one death. The outbreak is generating fear, airport screenings, and a storm of media coverage. But how worried should we really be? Get the facts about Ebola from UCSF physician and infectious disease researcher Charles Chiu, who studies the Ebola virus and how it spreads.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: November 7, 2014
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology