Press Video/Audio Preview Collection
This is a subset of clips within the explo.tv archive which are recommended for the Press. We've organized preview clips of exhibits, events, and b-roll, along with related press releases and website links for easy reference. Please visit the Exploratorium Press Center for the latest press releases, press kits, and image sets, and to sign up for our press information list.

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Second Skin:  2nd Skin: Imaginative Designs in Digital & Analog Clothing (Clip)
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Science, technology, art, and fashion converge at a runway fashion show at the Exploratorium on Friday, April 25, 2008, 7-11pm. The 2nd Skin Clothesline Exhibit debuts that evening; the event also features two artists at work on their creations. If you miss the opening, artists' works will to be highlighted around the museum for five months,from April 26-September 7, 2008.

Project: Second Skin | Browse All

Date: March 31, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: art, fashion, clothing

Links: Press Release
Press Images

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Mind:  Mind: A Major Exhibit Collection with 40 New Exhibits (Clip)
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Preview the Exploratorium's Mind exhibit, an exhibit collection four years in the making.

In Mind, you are the exhibit. Experience your own thoughts, feelings and actions in provocative and unexpected ways in this major new 5000-square-foot collection. Discover insights into how you make decisions, the kinds of things you do (or dont) pay attention to, and the changing landscapes and intriguing effects of your own emotions. Mind is made possible with the support of the National Science Foundation.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: March 1, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology

Keywords: mind, thought, feeling, emotion, interactive, exhibit, decision-making

Links: Mind Press Kit

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Pi Day:  Celebrating the Anniversary of Pi Day at the Exploratorium (Clip)
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3/14 at 1:59 pm It's also Einstein's Birthday From San Francisco to New York, in museums, universities, classrooms and in the privacy of ones own home - and of course on Second Life - people are celebrating Pi. In 2008, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pi Day, an international holiday born at San Franciscos Exploratorium.

Project: Pi Day | Browse All

Date: February 20, 2008
Format: Event
Category: History of Science
Subject(s):

Keywords: pi day

Links: Press Release: 20th Anniversary of PI Day March 14, 2008

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Seeing Gallery:  Virtual Unreality: Scalable Cities (Clip)
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Artist Sheldon Brown creates an urban/suburban/rural environment in which the visitor literally "paints" the flying landscape with highways, buildings, and automobiles. This exhibit was part of the Virtual Unreality exhibition.

Project: Seeing Gallery | Browse All

Date: January 1, 2008
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art, General Science

Keywords: exhibit, virtual, virtual environment, interactive, virtual unrealtity

Links: Press Release: Virtual Unreality Interactive Digital Artworks

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Miscellaneous:  Aeolian Landscape (Clip)
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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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Microscope Imaging Station:  Zebra Fish Development (Clip)
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00:00:51
Witness the amazing development of live embryos at the microscope imaging station, part of the Traits of Life Collection.

Project: Microscope Imaging Station | Browse All

Date: January 10, 2006
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: zebrafish, microscope, embryo, imaging


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Exploratorium Miscellaneous Press Video and Audio:  Exploratorium B-Roll Sample (Clip)
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This short preview clip of the larger B-Roll video has footage of the Exploratorium, inside and out, including scenes of children interacting with museum exhibits.

Project: Exploratorium Miscellaneous Press Video and Audio | Browse All

Date: January 10, 2005
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: exploratorium, museum, children, exhibits


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Faultline: Seismic Science:  San Francisco in Jell-O (Clip)
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This wobbly luminescent sculpture by Liz Hickok is both art work and a simulation of how a San Francisco neighborhood might jiggle when the Big One strikes.

Project: Faultline: Seismic Science at the Epicenter | Browse All

Date: January 1, 2005
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: jello, art, earthquake, san francisco, liz hickok


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Exploratorium History:  Palace of Delights (Clip)
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Originally produced for NOVA in 1982, Jon Else's film takes a look behind the scenes at the Exploratorium. The film follows the development of three exhibits from prototype to museum floor. Palace of Delights won a Cine Golden Eagle Award and was shown at the International Film and Television Festival of New York.

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: November 14, 2004
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): History, Physics, Art

Keywords: frank oppenheimer, jon else, exploratorium


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Exploratorium History:  Exploratorium Beginnings (Clip)
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In this short film Frank Oppenheimer gives us some of his visions for what he is creating in the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts. This film dates back to 1969, the year that the Exploratorium was founded.

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: November 14, 2004
Format: Interview
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): History, Physics, Art

Keywords: frank oppenheimer, exploratorium, art


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