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In this special lecture given at After Dark, Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas relates scientific studies of contemplative practices. Dr. Simon-Thomas is Science Director for the Greater Goods Science Center at UC Berkeley. Her current research examines the conceptual nature, experiential properties, and biological underpinnings of positive states like compassion, as well as the potential for cultivating these states and related acts of altruism.

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Date: May 8, 2012
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology
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00:03:06
What happened to your stacks of wax? From handmade record players to DJs scratching new sounds, explore unique uses of an old-school material.

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Date: March 8, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
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00:00:40
This After Dark, we celebrated the allure of real rocks, paper, and scissors, and explored some surprising theories surrounding the game. Using the official rules of the World RPS Society, we hosted our own Rock Paper Scissors tournament.

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Date: January 16, 2012
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
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00:02:22
This After Dark, the Exploratorium hit repeat on favorite memories. Guests explored the fascinating worlds of reminiscence and repetition—and then backwards skated through their own nostalgia on our temporary roller rink.

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Date: October 10, 2011
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
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On August 4, 2011 After Dark Blue delved into the color of cool with explorations of indigo, underwater vision, color photography, and blues performances by Lady Bianca, Bobbie Webb, and Fillmore Slim.

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Date: August 22, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
00:02:00
An homage to the color of passion and pageantry, Red featured special presentations, classic exhibits, and fiery performances by San Francisco’s Theatre Flamenco.

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Date: July 14, 2011
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art
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This magical piece integrates live performance and projected animation. As artist Miwa Matreyek moves behind the screen, her shadow becomes the protagonist in a fantastical world of her own creation.

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Date: May 19, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
00:02:25
Join us for an exploration of new frontiers in film—where cinematic artworks range beyond the screen to encompass unique combinations of animation, objects, and live performance.

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Date: May 17, 2011
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
00:03:06
On April 7, 2011 we turned the Exploratorium into a skatepark. Watch as DLX riders, Dennis Busenitz, Elissa Steamer, Major Jones, Frank Gerwer, and Peter Ramondetta demo the ramps inside the museum.

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Date: April 20, 2011
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:01:10
This After Dark event was devoted to the ever-mysterious and otherworldly dimensions of sleep, darkness, and night.

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Date: March 15, 2011
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science