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3D printing, the process of making three-dimensional solid objects of virtually any shape from a digital model, has become a tool that some artists are incorporating into their process of making art. Ash Martin of 3D Systems, sculptor Bruce Beasley, Autodesk artist-in-residence Scott Kildall, and the founders of the Smith|Allen Studio show us not only how this technology works, but how it can be used in creative and innovative ways.
Catch one of the After Dark: Sexplorations highlights from February 6, 2014! Watch as Exploratorium Biologists, Karli Woodward and Caitlin Johnson demonstrate a live sea urchin fertilization. Science of Cocktails at the Exploratorium celebrates the artistry of master mixology shaken with the science behind the craft. Take an in-depth, hands-on look at the physics, chemistry, and biology of cocktails, and engage in an exploration of your favorite libations in ways you've never experienced before. Not all shadows are black. Red, green, and blue lights shine on this wall, combining to make white. As you move in front of the wall, your body can block one, two, or all three of the lights, resulting in shadows of various colors. This short documentary chronicles the people, places, things, and ideas at the core of The Windows, a four-day trek from the back deck of the Exploratorium to the top of Mount Diablo. Led by artist Harrell Fletcher and the Exploratorium's Center for Art & Inquiry in the summer of 2013, the walk involved a dozen hikers and dozens more participants and learning experiences en route to the summit.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/arts/the-windows Join Exploratorium scientists Paul Doherty and Isabel Hawkins for a live webcast as they share information about the Rosetta Mission, which is due to be "woken up" on January 20th, 2014. Rosetta is a spacecraft en route to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where it will make the most detailed study of a comet ever attempted. 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. How can a bugle make so many notes even though it has no valves? We’ll find out about how waves can fit into pipes, strings and rods in this webcast.
Join Ron Hipschman at a live webcast where he’ll investigate sound waves, interference, beats, and harmonics. What is sound? How high a pitch can you hear? Can two sounds add up to no sound? Explore these questions and more in this resonant presentation. First Thursdays of the Month • 6:00 P.M.--10:00 P.M.
Experience life After Dark, an evening series exclusively for adults that mixes cocktails, conversation, and playful, innovative science and art events.