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Films Exploring Two Processes: The Art and Science of Glass

For Immediate Release:
November 01, 2005

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Films Exploring Two Processes: The Art and Science of Glass

Saturday, November 19th
McBean Theater, 2pm

The Exploratorium Film Program presents Exploring Two Processes: The Art and Science of Glass on Saturday, November 19, at 2pm in the Exploratorium’s McBean Theater. The program is free with museum admission. It includes:

Glass (1959,7 min.), by Bert Haanstra, is an Academy-Award-winning documentary on the art of glass blowing, contrasting scenes of ancient methods of blowing to a modern mechanical process. The movements are concisely edited and beautifully synchronized with a jazz score.

The Poetic Element (2004, 8 min.) by Matthew Radcliff, a chemist-turned-filmmaker, examines the similarities between artists and scientists in action, showing the specialized techniques, the tools of the trade, and the flashes of inspiration. Radcliff shows the creative process shared by both scientists and artists and reveals how a sense of fun and play is an important ingredient in creative thinking.

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The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

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