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Exploratorium at the Piers:  Water Taxi Dock Construction at Pier 15 (Clip)
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00:00:40
A little over five years after initial construction on the Exploratorium's new home at Piers 15-17 began, the installation of a 24' x 60' floating dock off the south Apron of Pier 15 took place in early November. The dock will provide Pier access for water taxis in the San Francisco Bay. Timelapse video captures the last of the Exploratorium's original project construction.

Project: Exploratorium at the Piers | Browse All

Date: November 24, 2015
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
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Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table:  Oxygen: Ron Hipschman (Clip)
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00:27:47
Recorded live at the Exploratorium 2015. Earth, water, air, fire: our world is ruled by oxygen, the third most abundant element in the universe. Originating inside of stars, oxygen is scarce on planets outside our own. It comprises roughly half the mass of Earth’s crust and a fifth of its atmosphere. Nonmetallic and highly reactive, oxygen is key to combustion and corrosion, and forms stable bonds with almost every element, notably hydrogen (H2O) and itself.

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

Date: November 19, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry

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Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table:  Oxygen: Jennifer Frazier (Clip)
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00:14:27
Recorded live at the Exploratorium in 2015. Earth’s oxygen is produced in equal measure by terrestrial vegetation and microscopic life in the sea. Explore the profound influence of phytoplankton on the atmosphere with Exploratorium scientist Jennifer Frazier, and learn how their populations are changing along with our climate. Investigate oxygen’s physical properties and follow the history of its discovery, as well as its more breathtaking applications.

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

Date: November 19, 2015
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Chemistry, Life Science/Biology

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Miscellaneous:  Visible Spectres | Cinema Arts Installation by Kerry Laitala | 2015 (Clip)
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00:02:23
Science, history, and art converge in this whimsical tribute to San Francisco’s 1915 World’s Fair, which is celebrating its centennial this year. Lost landscapes from the Fair (including the Exploratorium’s former home, the Palace of Fine Arts) become the backdrop for spectral encounters. Are the spirits of fairgoers getting restless? Museum visitors who dared to enter the Black Box interacted with ethereal forces and became part of a world of ghostly apparitions that sprung to life. Just in time for Halloween, Visible Spectres took as its cue the illusion technique known as Pepper’s ghost, used in theaters, haunted houses, sideshows, and magic tricks. Do YOU see ghosts? Kerry Laitala is an award-winning moving-image artist who uses analog, digital, and hybrid forms to investigate the ways in which media influences culture. She considers this approach to making art as a type of media archeology. Laitala’s work resides at the crossroads of science, history, and technology. Her uncanny approach to evolving systems of belief manifests through an array of media including films, videos, installations, photographic works, performances, and kinetic sculpture. She studied photography and film at the Massachusetts College of Art and received her Master in Film from the San Francisco Art Institute. Laitala’s 2015 City Luminous series encompasses seven separate works (and counting), spanning the realms of installation, multi-projector performance, photography, and single-channel film, shown thus far at the Palace of Fine Arts, the San Francisco Art Institute, the California Historical Society, and in solo shows at Oddball Films and Shapeshifters Cinema. Elements of The City Luminous series have been funded by a Special Projects Grant from the Princess Grace Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission Grant, Yerba Buena Benefit District grant, California Historical Society, and Maurice Kanbar.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: November 12, 2015
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Resonance:   Resonance - Unheard Sounds & Undiscovered Music (Clip)
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00:00:34
Tune in to Resonance, a series of live performances and conversations amplifying unique frequencies of musical possibility. Season 3 begins December 10 with music from the Arab world presented by composer and performer A.J. Racy. For more information - http://www.exploratorium.edu/arts/resonance

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: November 6, 2015
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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After Dark:  After Dark: Illusions: Alexa Meade (Clip)
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00:02:00
Watch celebrated artist Alexa Meade transform a live model into a seemingly two-dimensional tableau. Reversing the tradition of trompe l’oeil, the Renaissance painting technique in which objects appear real, Alexa Meade painstakingly applies acrylic paint onto actual people and objects, creating illusions of seamless, two-dimensional portraits. Unified by bold brushwork reminiscent of mid-20th-century painting styles, her subjects appear flattened, as if painted on canvas, even when viewed from different angles. Meade’s work invites a deep exploration into the nature of perception, the role of photography in viewing ephemeral artworks, and the sudden intimacy of portraiture.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: October 21, 2015
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: alexa meade, exploratorium, after dark, illusions, art, painting


Science in the City:  Restoring Sight (Clip)
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00:06:25
Millions of people around the world struggle to live with corneal blindness—the loss of sight caused by damage to the surface of the eye. It's a treatable condition with a clear solution: a corneal transplant. This Science in the City episode will highlight the work SightLife is doing to help end corneal blindness by making transplants possible. The video will cover the whole process from corneal recovery from a donor to corneal transplant surgery.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: October 13, 2015
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Resonance:  Kronos Quartet: Performance (Clip)
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00:09:25
Watch selects from the Kronos Quartet's April 9, 2015 performance at the Exploratorium as part of the Resonance series. Works excerpted are: "Good Medicine" from Salome Dances for Peace, written for Kronos by Terry Riley, "Death to Kosmische," written for Kronos by Nicole Lizée, and "Târ o Pood (Warp and Weft)" I. Tarh II. Bâft III. Pardâkht written for Kronos by Sahba Aminikia, with a video by Vafa Khatami.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: October 9, 2015
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

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Resonance:  Kronos Quartet: Interview (Clip)
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00:28:00
Join Resonance host, Sarah Cahill, for an interview with the members of Kronos Quartet, as well as composer, Sahba Aminikia.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: October 6, 2015
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

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Solar Eclipse:   Lunar Eclipse September 27, 2015 (Clip)
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00:01:45
Whether you want to call it a “Blood Moon”, “Harvest Moon” or a “Supermoon” ...the rare total Lunar Eclipse happening on September 27th hasn't happened in 32 years, and won't happen again for another 18 years. If you are on the west coast the eclipse will begin at 7:11 p.m. PDT Sunday evening and will last one hour and 12 minutes.

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

Date: September 25, 2015
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: eclipse, blood moon, harvest moon, space, moon, solar system


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