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Stepping is rhythmic movement that uses the hands and feet as an instrument. Known best among African American fraternities and sororities, stepping draws on a long African tradition of using the body to make music. Synchronized movement and chants are coordinated by the leader, or step master. Sometimes improvising, always cultivating their own distinctive moves and rhythms, step teams reflect and reaffirm both the unity and the unique style of their group.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Music | Browse All

Date: February 11, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art, Physics, General Science
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00:00:40
This wobbly luminescent sculpture by Liz Hickok is both art work and a simulation of how a San Francisco neighborhood might jiggle when the Big One strikes.

Project: Faultline: Seismic Science at the Epicenter | Browse All

Date: January 1, 2005
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
0:50:00
From science fiction and toys to invasion of Mars movies, we'll take a look at how martians have inspired our imaginations.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 18, 2004
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
1:14:57
James Turrell studied optics and perceptual psychology in college, but gravitated towards art as his curiosity led him to investigate light itself. In this Webcast of a lecture, James Turrell discusses his experiences manipulating pure light and how it became his artistic medium. He reveals how this early work led him to discover Roden Crater in Arizona and to create his subsequent lifelong project of transforming the crater into an astronomical observatory.

Project: Light and Landscape | Browse All

Date: September 16, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts, General Science
Running Time:
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
Running Time:
1:23:34
Eames Demetrios, grandson of Charles Eames, has been director of the Eames office since 1993. Author, lecturer, multimedia designer, and filmmaker, his most recent book, An Eames Primer, is an intimate and informative look at the philosophy and spirit behind the work of Charles and Ray Eames.

Project: Mathematica | Browse All

Date: April 27, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts
Running Time:
1:14:27
Founding Dean of the Architecture Program at California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC), David Meckel began his career in the Eames Office in the 1970's. Focusing on the day to day experiences of working with Charles and Ray Eames, David will portray a day in the life of the office with the images, people, and idiosyncratic pleasures that made up the rich and dynamic environment that served as the laboratory for these two great designers.

Project: Mathematica | Browse All

Date: March 27, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts
Running Time:
1:12:03
In a broad-ranging look at the impact of Eames design on contemporary culture, Steve Cabella hosts a discussion with Joseph Rosa, Curator of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Project: Mathematica | Browse All

Date: February 27, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts
Running Time:
0:37:50
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 29, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts, General Science
Running Time:
0:18:45
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 23, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): General Science