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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
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00:03:11
This video includes interviews with Exploratorium Executive Director Dr. Dennis Bartels and Exploratorium Chairman of the Board George Cogan about Piers 15 and 17, as well as a fly-through animation of the future home of the Exploratorium.

Project: Exploratorium at the Piers | Browse All

Date: October 18, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
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01:00:00
Join us for another podcast in our series, Speaking of Music Rewind. This program features Grammy and Pulitzer-winning composer Steve Reich, a pioneer of minimalist, jazz, and Western Classical music.

Project: Speaking of Music Rewind | Browse All

Date: October 15, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
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Join us for another podcast in our series, Speaking of Music Rewind. This program features Grammy and Pulitzer-winning composer Steve Reich, a pioneer of minimalist, jazz, and Western Classical music.

Project: Speaking of Music Rewind | Browse All

Date: October 15, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
04:00
Biologist Kristina Yu and exhibit developer Denise King share their love for the mighty (and mightily underappreciated) microorganism.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: October 8, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:53:03
Najma Akhtar is a singer, composer, and actress who has been in heavy rotation in the World Music orbit for over 20 years. She was born and raised in England but sings in the traditional style of India, her ancestral homeland. In this presentation from 1991, she performs many songs with her band, and openly discusses her unique cultural and musical fusions.

Project: Speaking of Music Rewind | Browse All

Date: September 17, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
55:58:00
Najma Akhtar is a singer, composer, and actress who has been in heavy rotation in the World Music orbit for over 20 years. She was born and raised in England but sings in the traditional style of India, her ancestral homeland. In this presentation from 1991, she performs many songs with her band, and openly discusses her unique cultural and musical fusions.

Project: Speaking of Music Rewind | Browse All

Date: September 17, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
04:52
Some moments are so perfectly arresting that they can change the course of our lives. Here, widely influential psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi meditates on those inciting moments of inspiration, and how we might find them anywhere.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: September 10, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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00:04:22
For John Edmark, geometry is a foundation for creating beauty. Here he explains his interest in unexpected natural phenemona, and how visitors to his kaleidoscopic piece, The Geometron, can turn simple shapes into surprisingly intricate patterns of reflection.

Project: Geometry Playground | Browse All

Date: September 3, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:04:34
Tauba Auerbach talks about randomness, the unity of art and science, and the way her Geometry Playground piece uses the beauty of geometry to draw visitors into a zone of comfort with math and their own artistic capabilities.

Project: Geometry Playground | Browse All

Date: September 3, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s):