In 1960, the laser was known as “a solution looking for a problem.” Now we can hardly imagine life without them. Learn what’s special about laser light, how it’s made, and how it’s used in everything from DVD players to eye surgery to fusion energy research.
Enjoy this showcase for acclaimed international musicians working with analog synthesizers, home-brewed electronics, laptop-generated sound, processed live acoustic instruments, amplified found objects, projected video, improvisation, and performance art.
Saturday, September 12, 2015 • 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
Saturday Cinema is a core weekly program that captures the ideas which animate the Exploratorium. We highlight works that blend observation, poetry, and surrealism, and celebrate films that utilize unique, handcrafted processes.
Discover the neuroscience and social science exploring the idea that we can shape who we are in The Science of Character (2014, 8 min.), a “cloud film” made collaboratively with people all over the world.