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Arts at the Exploratorium:  lucky dragons’ Actual Reality (Clip)
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00:02:40
Inspired by the works of Bob Miller (1935–2007), natural philosopher, light artist, and Exploratorium icon, Actual Reality invites us to wade into a sea of images and sounds and, through attention, catch slippery, individual moments of reality. During this multimedia performance, a video recreating one of Miller’s “Light Walks”—outdoor explorations of sunlight resolving into images through both naturally occurring pinholes and ingenious props—flows behind musicians improvising from a simple, expansive score. Through a combination of live performance and technological interventions—including a heliostat prototype Miller originally used for tracking the sun—lucky dragons playfully resolves these visual and aural streams into unique experiences of repeating elements. Actual Reality is presented in conjunction with "Light Walk: The Work of Bob Miller," an exhibition at the San Francisco Public Library on view through February 5, 2014. lucky dragons is an ongoing collaboration between Los Angeles–based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. Active since 2000, lucky dragons is known for an open and participatory approach to making music, radically inclusive live shows, and playful, humanistic use of digital tools. luckydragons.org

Project: Arts at the Exploratorium | Browse All

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

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Resonance:  Dan Deacon: Interview (Clip)
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00:26:04
Join us for a interview with Dan Decon. This Baltimore-based musician and composer hooks listeners with strong melodic lines, immersed in a sea of competing rhythmic structures, distorted sound samples, and synthesized and acoustic textures. Dan was with us at the Exploratorium on December 12, 2014, for this conversation with Resonance curator Wayne Grim, and a fantastic music performance. To see more videos from our Resonance series, go to: exploratorium.edu/resonance

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: December 11, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Miscellaneous:  Future of Education-Changing the Way the World Learns (Clip)
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01:19:30
An evening of compelling discussion about the future of education moderated by Michael Krasny, host of KQED’s award-winning program Forum, featuring panelists Executive Director Dennis M. Bartels, PhD; Lucien Vattel, CEO of GameDesk; and Matt Wahl, Product Lead at Khan Academy, hosted at the Exploratorium.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: November 26, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: exploratorium, science, education, discussion, panel, michael krasny, kqed, forum, dennis bartels, lucien vattel, game desk, matt wahl, khan academy


Miscellaneous:  Science of Cocktails 2015 (Clip)
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00:00:40
Science of Cocktails at the Exploratorium is back for our fifth annual celebration! Join us on Friday, January 30, 2015, for an evening that mixes the artistry of craft cocktails with the science behind the beverage. Taking an in-depth, hands-on look at the physics, chemistry, and biology of cocktails, explore your favorite libations in ways you've never experienced before. For tickets go to http://cocktails.exploratorium.edu

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: November 14, 2014
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Miscellaneous:  Scientific American and Exploratorium present: You Make It Happen with Ken Finn (Buzz Like A Bee) (Clip)
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00:02:25
Join the Exploratorium's very own Ken Finn as he demonstrates fun activities, mixing up science with items found around the house.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: November 14, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science

Keywords: scientific american, exploratorium, buzz, bee, cards, string, exploralab book, popsicle stick, eraser, index cards, string, rubber band, how, science, energy, ken finn


Miscellaneous:  A View from Above (Clip)
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00:00:47
Check out this amazing footage taken from a quadcopter flying over the Exploratorium at their spectacular Pier 15 location on San Francisco's Embarcadero.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: November 7, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Arts at the Exploratorium:  Bob Miller - Light Walk (1982) (Clip)
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00:02:37
Light Walk captures former Exploratorium artist and "natural philosopher" Bob Miller (1935-2007) leading a portion of his fabled walk, a blend of performance art and radical pedagogy that evolved into an Exploratorium institution. Developed over many years, Bob's walk was continually nourished by the observations, questions, and astonishment of visitors, teachers, and museum staff.

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Date: October 21, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Science in the City:  Restoring the Salt Ponds (Clip)
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00:06:30
What are salt ponds and why are they are being restored to their natural habitat? The South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project is the largest tidal wetland restoration project on the West Coast. When complete, the project will restore 15,100 acres of industrial salt ponds to a rich mosaic of tidal wetlands and other habitats. For more information go to http://www.southbayrestoration.org .

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: October 7, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Arts at the Exploratorium:  We Make the Treasure by Paul Ramirez Jonas (Clip)
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00:03:14
We Make the Treasure by Paul Ramirez Jonas June 19, 2014–January 2015 Location: Exploratorium Pier 15 Admission: Free The second installment in the Over the Water series of large-scale, commissioned artworks. Explore the value of objects lost and recovered, above and below the water line, at We Make the Treasure, the second installment in our Over the Water series of large-scale commissioned artworks. By traversing layers of present-day experience and forgotten history, we invite you to investigate the visible and invisible forces that make something a treasure. Ephemeral, pulsing lines of air bubbles break the surface of the water between Piers 15 and 17, suggesting the ghostly outline of the Beeswing, a schooner that sank on February 17, 1863, as it returned to San Francisco from Monterey. Near the bubbling wreck is a rowboat loaded with mysterious cargo. Visitors are invited to interact with the imagined treasure of the Beeswing by using a crane to find and exchange a haul comprised of coin-sized objects of indeterminate value. We Make the Treasure is curated by the Exploratorium’s Center for Art & Inquiry in collaboration with the Studio for Public Space. Nato Thompson, chief curator of Creative Time in New York, served as advising curator.

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Date: September 15, 2014
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Science in the City:  The Science of Firefighting: Cisterns (Clip)
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00:05:16
Ever notice a brick-lined circle embedded into a street intersection? Keep an eye out and you'll see them throughout San Francisco. As part of the San Francisco Fire Department's Auxiliary Water Supply System, these brick circles indicate a cistern full of water. Join SFFD's Chief Ken Lombardi and Firefighter Hashim Anderson as they discuss the history and function of these cisterns, and demonstrate the drafting procedures used to access the water.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: September 10, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): general science

Keywords: cisterns, san francisco fire department, sffd, hydrant, reservoir, ken lombardi, hashim anderson


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