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Arts at the Exploratorium:  Buckyball - Leo Villareal, 2016 (Clip)
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00:02:38
Experience Buckyball, a towering 25-foot illuminated sculpture that features two nested, geodesic spheres. Inspired by the shape explored by futurist and inventor Buckminster Fuller, Buckyball is the creation of New Yorkbased artist Leo Villareal, celebrated in San Francisco for his monumental public sculpture The Bay Lights. On view at the Exploratorium from March 2016- February 2017 Comprised of 4,500 LED nodes arranged along a series of pentagons and hexagons, Buckyball is animated by custom software programmed by Villareal to display over 16 million distinct colors. The lights dynamically shift and fade in both sequenced patterns and random order, generating vibrant hues that will enliven the Exploratoriums public space in both daylight and moonlight. With a background in both sculpture and media art, Villareal's light sculpture and site-specific architectural works have been inspired by the immersive light explorations of artists such as James Turrell, Robert Irwin, and Dan Flavin. His work also builds on the computation-based, moving image experiments of artists exploring pattern and "visual music," such as John and James Whitney. The spherical, soccer balllike form of Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes, which informs Villareal's work, was discovered in a carbon molecule by scientists in 1985. It was coined the "Buckminsterfullerene" or "Buckyball" in homage to him, and has since been avidly researched by scientists and material engineers On view at the Exploratorium from March 2016- February 2017.

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Date: August 26, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Live Deep-Sea Exploration with the E/V Nautilus:  August 23, 2016: USS Independence (Clip)
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00:20:00
Join us on the web or in person for a live chat with scientists and educators on board the Exploration Vessel Nautilus as it uses an ROV (remotely-operated vehicle) to explore the ocean floor just offshore from the Bay Area.

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Date: August 24, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: ocean, biology, nautilus, bob ballard


Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen:  Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen (Clip)
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00:03:40
Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen is a special exhibition at the Exploratorium which features enormous kinetic sculptures called strandbeestsbeach animals in Dutchthat mesmerize with their eerily lifelike motion. These amazing beests walk a wandering, wind-blown line between art and engineering, mechanics and biology. On tour for the first time in North America, the exhibition will be at the Exploratorium from Friday, May 27, through September 5, 2016. Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA. Audemars Piguet provided generous support as the tour's National Sponsor. This exhibition is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. ABC7 is the exhibitions local media sponsor with additional support from SFGATE and the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Date: July 25, 2016
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen:   A Conversation with Lena Herzog (Clip)
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01:13:00
There is nothing conceited about strandbeests, even though they are sophisticated and multilayered. And that combination of sophistication and simplicity extends even to their construction, because if you look at them they seem complex but actually they are built up from repetitions of just a handful of core principles. Lena Herzog, in conversation with Lawrence Weschler

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Date: June 14, 2016
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: talk, strandbeest, photography


Resonance:  Eric Glick Rieman: Performance (Clip)
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00:45:00
Bay Area composer and improviser Eric Glick Rieman collaborates with snails, cats, and musicians to embrace a variety of perspectives in his wide-ranging pieces. Glick Rieman is known for his improvisations on the prepared and extended Rhodes electric piano, which he plays with coral, wire brush, bow, and marbles while muting its interior with rubber washers, cloth, and paper.

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Date: June 13, 2016
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: art, music, resonance


Resonance:  Eric Glick Rieman: Interview (Clip)
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00:30:00
Meditation, repetition, and breath are three of my favorite things. Eric Glick Rieman

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Date: June 13, 2016
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: music


Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen:  The Blind Watchmaker With Paul Stepahin (Clip)
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00:25:00
Theo Jansens strandbeests are made up of many interesting organs. They have legs that take elegant strides. They have stomachs to store energy, allowing them to walk even when theres no wind. They can even detect water and count their steps. Explore strandbeest anatomy and what it reveals about living creatures and the process of natural selection.

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Date: June 6, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen:  Ways of Knowing: Theo Jansen in Conversation with Marina McDougall (Clip)
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01:02:09
How did Jansen first envision creatures capable of walking on sand? Of surviving waves and storms? Explore the iterative and creative processes behind strandbeest evolution during an intimate conversation with renowned artist Theo Jansen and Marina McDougall, director of the Exploratoriums Center for Art & Inquiry. Learn how Jansens singular visionand the haphazard lessons of sheer trial and errorhas shaped his new forms of life, as well as their emerging independence.

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Date: May 31, 2016
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: theo jansen, marina mcdougall, strandbeest, pvc, pvc pipe, ways of knowing


Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table:  Silicon: Ron Hipschman (Clip)
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00:35:00
Thrown from supernovae, silicon is the eighth most abundant element in the universe and second only to oxygen in the Earths crust, which is primarily comprised of silicate compounds, including silica (SiO2), or quartz, commonly found in sand. Silica is absorbed by plants and transformed into intricate glass shells by radiolarians and other microscopic marine creatures. Humans, for their part, have worked silica into glass, ceramics, and devices such as phonograph pickups and crystal oscillators for clocks.

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Date: May 26, 2016
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science, Chemistry, General Science

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Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table:  Silicon: Denise King (Clip)
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00:24:00
Thrown from supernovae, silicon is the eighth most abundant element in the universe and second only to oxygen in the Earths crust, which is primarily comprised of silicate compounds, including silica (SiO2), or quartz, commonly found in sand. Silica is absorbed by plants and transformed into intricate glass shells by radiolarians and other microscopic marine creatures. Humans, for their part, have worked silica into glass, ceramics, and devices such as phonograph pickups and crystal oscillators for clocks. Join Exploratorium exhibit developer, Denise King, as she explores the magic of biogenic silica.

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Date: May 26, 2016
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science, Chemistry, General Science

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