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Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen:  Artist Theo Jansen Prepares Strandbeests at the Exploratorium (Clip)
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00:00:30
Experience Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen at the Exploratorium from May 27 to September 5, 2016. Jansens strandbeestsbeach animals in Dutchare enormous, self-propelling kinetic creations. Constructed largely of PVC tubing and other hardware store materials, strandbeests are mesmerizing in their motions and eerily lifelike. Equipped with sensory organs and ever-evolving survival strategies, they walk a wandering, wind-blown line between art and engineering, mechanics and biology. Physicist-turned-artist Jansen has been creating strandbeests since 1990. Iteratively designed and intricately assembled, Jansens self-propelled creatures have evolved over the years, becoming increasingly complex and lifelike, with specialized adaptations to help them survive in their seaside environment. On tour for the first time in North America, the exhibition is illuminated by artist sketches, immersive video, live demonstrations, and the lyrical photography of Lena Herzog, who spent more than seven years documenting the strandbeests evolution. http://www.exploratorium.edu/strandbeest

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Date: May 20, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table:  Aluminum: Ron Hipschman (Clip)
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00:32:00
Versatile aluminum, once worth nearly twice its weight in gold, has since become the quintessential metal of our modern lives. While successfully isolated by Hans Christian rsted in 1825 and Friedrich Whler in 1827, metallic aluminum remained hard to obtain until the end of the nineteenth century, when a new smelting process made it inexpensive to produce. Find out more about aluminum from Exploratorium scientist, Ron Hipschman.

Project: Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table | Browse All

Date: May 3, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table:  Aluminum: Mara Holt Skov (Clip)
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00:25:00
Versatile aluminum, once worth nearly twice its weight in gold, has since become the quintessential metal of our modern lives. Find out more about aluminum from Mara Holt Skov, a design professor from California College of the the Arts.

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Date: May 3, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Miscellaneous:  Duendes Performance (Clip)
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00:14:00
Take a peak at Duendes performing at our annual Spring Gala event in the Kanbar Forum! More than 400 guests attended the April 6 event, themed Play Is Serious Business! The gala highlighted how the Exploratoriums creative and hands-on approach to education is essential to producing generations of confident individuals with critical thinking skills, bold creativity, and lifelong curiosity. Roberto Corrias Guitar Jose Blanco Guitar Vocals Percussion David McLean Guitar Marlon Aldana Hand Percussion /Cajon Clara Rodriguez Dancer Percussion Hand Claps

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Date: April 22, 2016
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: dancing, performance, flamenco, duendes


After Dark:  Extended Cinemas 2016 (Clip)
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00:1:39
The warm glow of the projected image invites us to in-between worlds. During this cinematic celebration, now an annual favorite, the passive act of watching turns to listening, peering, touching, and interacting as Exploratorium Cinema Arts takes over museum spaces to provide experiencesboth on and off the screencreated by artists and filmmakers from the Bay Area and beyond.

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Date: April 21, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
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Resonance:  Oren Ambarchi: Interview (Webcast)
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00:35:00
At Resonance, Ambarchi shares his unique sound-world of deep, visceral guitar abstraction combined with fragile, light-as-air textures made from glass harmonica, strings, bells, piano, drums, and percussion.

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Date: April 16, 2016
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art

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Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table:  Neon: Ed Kirshner (Clip)
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00:20:07
Neon is normally odorless and colorless, reacting with no one, not even itself. Abundant in the universe, uncommon on Earth, it drifts aloof from any bond. When isolated by Sir William Ramsay and Morris Travers inside a vacuum tube in 1898, the noble gas betrayed its excitement in brilliant red. That excitement, glowing within Georges Claudes ingeniously curved lamps since 1923, has captured our imaginations ever since.

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Date: April 15, 2016
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Chemistry, Art

Keywords: neon, everything matters, ron hipschman, ed kirshner, art


Resonance:  Oren Ambarchi: Performance (Clip)
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00:53:00
At Resonance, Ambarchi shares his unique sound-world of deep, visceral guitar abstraction combined with fragile, light-as-air textures made from glass harmonica, strings, bells, piano, drums, and percussion.

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Date: April 15, 2016
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: music, experimental, concert


Solar Eclipse:  2016 Sonification (Clip)
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03:00:00
For the solar eclipse of 2016, the Exploratorium was on the island of Woleai, in Micronesia, with multiple telescopes trained on the sun. These telescopes were connected to a laptop holding custom-made software that looks at the movement of the moon and the brightness of the sun. Composer Wayne Grim used this software to create a live composition based on the data. The musical composition uses rotational and orbital periods of the Earth, moon, and sun as formal elements.

Project: Solar Eclipse: Stories from the Path of Totality | Browse All

Date: March 31, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Resonance:  Guillermo Galindo: Performance (Clip)
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00:41:50
Guillermo Galindos artistic work sweeps across musical boundaries, flowing from symphonic compositions to performance art installations and beyond. For Resonance, Galindo and his ensemble will perform "Resonant Shadows/ Circular Calls" on instruments made from immigrants personal belongings found along the border between Mexico and the United States. The artists musical sculpturesmade with abandoned clothing, animal bones, bullet casings, a truck tire, and small, evocative ephemera such as a toothbrush or comband original scores form part of Border Cantos, an exhibition made in collaboration with celebrated photographer Richard Misrach, opening at the San Jose Museum of Art on February 25, 2016.

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Date: March 30, 2016
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: guillermo galindo, immigration, new music, contemporary music, experimental music, sound, resonance


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