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Height confers advantages in many sports—to a point. But what if you’re too tall to even safely fit on a bicycle? Bike builder David Folch shares both the engineering challenges and the joy of creating supersized bikes for supersized riders.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: July 8, 2015
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics, Geometry
Running Time:
00:35:00
Join us for a moderated discussion with Alonzo King and Bernie Krause. Krause previously collaborated with Richard Blackford to compose a symphony for orchestra and wild soundscapes, which premiered in July 2014. Alonzo King’s groundbreaking choreography manipulates the laws of energy and matter that govern movement in the natural world. Together, these artists are exploring how human music and dance have evolved from the sounds and movements of other living things.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: March 26, 2015
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
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:
00:10:06
Looming over San Francisco since 1973, Sutro Tower's antennae transmit and receive radio and television signals to the nine-county SF Bay Area. Perched above Twin Peaks, the tower has become a local icon, now revered as much as it was abhorred when first built. Visit the tower with us to find out what’s on it, what’s underneath it, and its history, including its transformation from eyesore to icon.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: August 13, 2014
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Running Time:
00:15:00
Laura Welcher, Director of the Rosetta Project, introduces us to the Rosetta Disk, a three-inch puck of microscopically etched nickel and titanium documenting 1,500 human languages.

Project: Rosetta Mission | Browse All

Date: January 18, 2014
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): astronomy/Space Science, General Science
Running Time:
00:31:00
Join host Sarah Cahill as she interviews innovator, musician, and composer Roscoe Mitchell. Program 2 of the Resonance series at the Exploratorium.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: December 16, 2013
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:24:00
Cheryl E. Leonard is a composer, performer, and instrument builder who creates instruments from unusual raw materials—everything from glass shards and pinecones to glaciers and box springs. This interview took place at the Exploratorium on October 10, 2013, just prior to her performance of Selections from Antarctica: Music from the Ice with Phillip Greelief.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: October 11, 2013
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art
Running Time:
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:
00:05:05
British artist and tinkerer Tim Hunkin takes a break from installing his latest creation for the Exploratorium — a massive, whimsical, kinetically sculptural clock featuring legions of tiny tinkerers at work — to discuss the clock’s inspiration and evolution over a proper English cup of tea.

Project: Arts at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: August 4, 2013
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:06:46
With a roll of thin plastic diffraction grating and some "stolen" sunlight, artist and exhibit developer Pete Stephens transformed the interior of the Palace of Fine Arts into a dazzling riot of spectral color. As he works to recreate the effect at the new Exploratorium at Pier 15, Stephens recounts the challenges—and the inspiration—of this expansive experiment in light.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: June 12, 2013
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics