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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Making Your Own Kind of Music (Webcast)
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00:23:54
Ezra Daly explains how he makes musical instruments out of car and motorcycle parts, then plays his Frankenbass, created from a Moto Guzzi motorcycle gas tank, a chrome tailpipe, and scrap mahogany. Next, Doc Popular (aka Brian Roberts) shows how he creates instruments by circuit-bending toys. Doc--not just an inventor and a video editor but a yo-yo champion as well--will also demonstrate some yo-yo tricks.

Project: MAKE at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: August 4, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art

Keywords: make magazine, makers, inventors, demos, crafts, musical instruments, motorcycles, frankenbass, hacking, wires

Links: Learn more about Ezra Daly

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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Like Making Candy: A 3D Sugar Printer with Windell Oskay and Lenore Edman (Webcast)
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00:24:53
Inventors Windell Oskay and Lenore Edman demonstrate the CandyFab 4000, a printer that creates 3D sculpture by stacking 2D images made of sugar. Drawing from disciplines as varied as circuit hacking and sewing, the sugar printer is only one of Oskay and Edman's many projects, which include an interactive dining table and hard-drive wind chimes.

Project: MAKE at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: July 28, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art

Keywords: make magazine, makers, inventors, demos, crafts, sugar, candy, 3d, printer,

Links: Learn more about Windell and Lenore

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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Making Hyperbolic Crochet with Margaret Wertheim (Webcast)
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00:27:55
It's geometry! It's knitting! It's—hyperbolic crochet! Artist and science writer Margaret Wertheim shows you how to represent a hyperbolic plane using crochet hooks and yarn. Beginning with a simple crochet chain, learn how to create a geometric shape with a constant negative curvature just by adding stitches.

Project: MAKE at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: July 14, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art

Keywords: make magazine, makers, inventors, demos, crafts, crochet, coral reefs, math, hyperbolic, iff

Links: Learn more about Margaret Wertheim and The Institute for Figuring

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Science of Music:  An Afternoon With Peter Whitehead (Clip)
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00:03:20
PETER WHITEHEAD is an instrument builder, performer, and composer. His singular instruments, often based on folk instruments from around the world, feature unusual found materials. Among his many instruments are the Heart Banjo, made from a baking tin; the Lawn Lyre, made from an old lawnmower and a metal oil pan; and the Spoonharp, made from a five-gallon metal drum, a eucalyptus branch, and kitchen spoons. Originally from England, Whitehead is now based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founding member of the Mobius Operandi performance group, he also performs regularly with Closer To Carbon, an improvisational trio.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Music | Browse All

Date: February 15, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art, Physics, General Science

Keywords: music, banjo, instrument


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Miscellaneous:  Aeolian Landscape (Clip)
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00:00:11
An clip of the Aeolian Landscape exhibit by artist Ned Kahn. Blowing air sculpts sand into an ever-changing landscape.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: January 10, 2006
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: art, aeolian, exhibit, ned kahn, wind, sand, dune, simulation


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Doctor Atomic:  Science, Music, & Morals Part I (Podcast)
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00:53:00
A discussion about the artistic, scientific, and moral interpretations of J. Robert Oppenheimer and his legacy as the father of the atomic bomb. Composer John Adams and librettist Peter Sellars of the Doctor Atomic opera are joined by Richard Rhodes, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb. Kip Cranna, musical administrator at the San Francisco Opera, moderates.

Project: Doctor Atomic | Browse All

Date: September 13, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Art, History, Physics

Keywords: j. robert oppenheimer, atomic bomb, manhattan project, san francisco opera, nagasaki, los alamos, opera commentary, nuclear reaction, plutonium, implosion, nuclear fission, leslie groves, edward teller, composing, cold war


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Doctor Atomic:  Science, Music, & Morals Part II (Podcast)
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00:60:00
A discussion about the artistic, scientific, and moral interpretations of J. Robert Oppenheimer and his legacy as the father of the atomic bomb. Composer John Adams and librettist Peter Sellars of the Doctor Atomic opera are joined by Richard Rhodes, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb. Kip Cranna, musical administrator at the San Francisco Opera, moderates.

Project: Doctor Atomic | Browse All

Date: September 13, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Art, History, Physics

Keywords: j. robert oppenheimer, atomic bomb, manhattan project, san francisco opera, nagasaki, los alomos, opera commentary, nuclear reaction, plutonium, implosion, nuclear fission, leslie groves, edward teller, composing, cold war


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Space Weather:  Coronal Mass Ejection: Artist's View (Clip)
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00:00:38
Mike Wiltberger, magnetospheric physicist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, narrates this artist’s rendering of a coronal mass ejecting from the sun and then impacting the earth’s magnetic field. Animation produced by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Project: Space Weather Research Explorer | Browse All

Date: April 29, 2005
Format: Exhibit
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Geology/Earth Science, Art

Keywords: cme, coronal mass ejection, simulation


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Science of Music:  Tuning (Clip)
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00:03:07
If you’ve ever gone to hear an orchestra play, you know that the performance begins only after a session of tuning. An oft-repeated story tells of a visiting foreigner attending a concert in Paris. Afterwards, when asked which part of the performance he liked best, he replied, “The beginning, just before the man with the stick came in.” Tuning means adjusting the pitch of an instrument. The pitch of a sound depends on its frequency, the number of vibrations per second that produce the sound. For example, plucking a cello string might cause it to vibrate back and forth 200 times each second. You hear that sound as a low pitch of 200 cycles per second, or 200 hertz. An orchestra tunes itself to a very particular frequency, usually 440 hertz, a note known as A 440. The note is played by the oboist, and the rest of the orchestra tunes their instruments to match it. The oboe leads the tuning because of all the instruments, it is least affected by humidity or other weather conditions.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Music | Browse All

Date: February 12, 2005
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art, Physics, General Science

Keywords: tuning, music


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Science of Music:  A Space For The Blues (Clip)
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00:02:29
Music is more than meets the ears directly. Just as no sound exists in a vacuum, every space sculpts the sound within it. Like a site-specific equalizer, reflections, absorption, and resonances combine to give each venue a unique acoustic stamp. A subway tunnel is “live” space, rich with reverberations that trap and reflect sound in a well of hard tile. True to their name, “dead” spaces do nothing: The only sound heard is what travels directly from instrument to ear. An open field is the ultimate dead space. As you follow this wandering riff, listen to the changes wrought by environment. Distance is also a factor here—the sound you hear is recorded from the camera’s vantage. Which spaces sound live? Which sound dead? Do the acoustic changes affect the feeling of the music? Saxophonist Michael Pearce plays with the Highwater Blues Band in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Music | Browse All

Date: February 12, 2005
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art, Physics, General Science

Keywords: music, blues


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