For Immediate Release:
July 25, 2008
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
Looking at Thinking: A Workshop Exploring Thought and Emotion
Noon – 4pm
Thinking and feeling are daily experiences — but even with emerging knowledge from the neural and behavioral sciences, thinking and feeling are still not well understood. The Exploratorium presents Looking at Thinking, an opportunity to observe and experiment with the workings of your own mind on Saturday, March 12, noon-4pm. This special half-day workshop brings together a diverse panel whose individual work engenders self-reflection: U.C. Berkeley psychology professor Dacher Keltner studies the social functions of emotion; Ken Farber, behavioral health coordinator at Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, develops mind-body medicine and behavioral health programs; and filmmaker Chuck Workman builds intricate film montages to elicit powerful emotional reactions. Each panel member will lead visitors in an experiential activity followed by discussion. Bring your questions and curiosity about the mind. The workshop will be held in the Exploratorium’s McBean Theater, and is free with museum admission.
Looking at Thinking is offered in connection with Mind: Attention, Emotion, and Judgment, a new Exploratorium project-in-development, designed to provoke curiosity about how the human mind works, including the complex interplay between thought and emotion. It is made possible by the National Science Foundation.
Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm; every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.
$29 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions.
About the Exploratorium
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.
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367