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Resonance:  Oren Ambarchi: Interview (Webcast)
Running Time:
00:35:00
At Resonance, Ambarchi shares his unique sound-world of deep, visceral guitar abstraction combined with fragile, light-as-air textures made from glass harmonica, strings, bells, piano, drums, and percussion.

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Date: April 16, 2016
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art

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Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table:  Neon: Ed Kirshner (Clip)
Running Time:
00:20:07
Neon is normally odorless and colorless, reacting with no one, not even itself. Abundant in the universe, uncommon on Earth, it drifts aloof from any bond. When isolated by Sir William Ramsay and Morris Travers inside a vacuum tube in 1898, the noble gas betrayed its excitement in brilliant red. That excitement, glowing within Georges Claudes ingeniously curved lamps since 1923, has captured our imaginations ever since.

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

Date: April 15, 2016
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Chemistry, Art

Keywords: neon, everything matters, ron hipschman, ed kirshner, art


Resonance:  Oren Ambarchi: Performance (Clip)
Running Time:
00:53:00
At Resonance, Ambarchi shares his unique sound-world of deep, visceral guitar abstraction combined with fragile, light-as-air textures made from glass harmonica, strings, bells, piano, drums, and percussion.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: April 15, 2016
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: music, experimental, concert


Solar Eclipse:  2016 Sonification (Clip)
Running Time:
03:00:00
For the solar eclipse of 2016, the Exploratorium was on the island of Woleai, in Micronesia, with multiple telescopes trained on the sun. These telescopes were connected to a laptop holding custom-made software that looks at the movement of the moon and the brightness of the sun. Composer Wayne Grim used this software to create a live composition based on the data. The musical composition uses rotational and orbital periods of the Earth, moon, and sun as formal elements.

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

Date: March 31, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Resonance:  Guillermo Galindo: Performance (Clip)
Running Time:
00:41:50
Guillermo Galindos artistic work sweeps across musical boundaries, flowing from symphonic compositions to performance art installations and beyond. For Resonance, Galindo and his ensemble will perform "Resonant Shadows/ Circular Calls" on instruments made from immigrants personal belongings found along the border between Mexico and the United States. The artists musical sculpturesmade with abandoned clothing, animal bones, bullet casings, a truck tire, and small, evocative ephemera such as a toothbrush or comband original scores form part of Border Cantos, an exhibition made in collaboration with celebrated photographer Richard Misrach, opening at the San Jose Museum of Art on February 25, 2016.

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Date: March 30, 2016
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: guillermo galindo, immigration, new music, contemporary music, experimental music, sound, resonance


Resonance:  Guillermo Galindo: Interview (Clip)
Running Time:
00:29:34
Guillermo Galindos artistic work sweeps across musical boundaries, flowing from symphonic compositions to performance art installations and beyond. For Resonance, Galindo and his ensemble will perform "Resonant Shadows/ Circular Calls" on instruments made from immigrants personal belongings found along the border between Mexico and the United States. The artists musical sculpturesmade with abandoned clothing, animal bones, bullet casings, a truck tire, and small, evocative ephemera such as a toothbrush or comband original scores form part of Border Cantos, an exhibition made in collaboration with celebrated photographer Richard Misrach, opening at the San Jose Museum of Art on February 25, 2016.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: March 30, 2016
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: guillermo galindo, resonance, experimental, music, immigration, contemporary, new music, sound, mexican, mexico


Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table:  Magnesium: Ron Hipschman (Clip)
Running Time:
00:23:05
At the center of each chlorophyll molecule sits one magnesium ion, a linchpin for photosynthesis. Our cells require magnesium for hundreds of enzymes and metabolic processes. Spawned from supernovae and scattered through interstellar dust, this life-giving alkaline earth metal readily reacts and is abundant in seawater and a host of minerals from dolomite to olivine.

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

Date: March 22, 2016
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): chemistry

Keywords: everything matters, ron hipschman, magnesium


In the Balance: Bringing Science to Justice with David Faigman:  I'm Alright, Jack, Keep Your Hands Off My Stack: Cognitive Science and Financial Decisions As We Age (Podcast)
Running Time:
01:02:44
The United States population of older adults is projected to double by 2050. This unprecedented demographic shift has wide-ranging implications for our society as demand grows for programs and services tailored to the needs of older adults. As many quickly discover, navigating the patchwork of medical, financial, social, and legal systems needed to meet ones needs in retirement can be a burden requiring complex decision-making in an uncertain environment. This is a challenge for even the most sophisticated consumers and there is particular concern about older adults navigating these decisions, as converging neuroscientific and economic research indicates that many cognitive skills decline with ageand age is a principal risk factor for impairing conditions like Alzheimers disease and stroke. Given this body of evidence, many advocate for stronger protections for adults from fraud and exploitation. At the same time, persistent ageism and common misperceptions about the prevalence of cognitive impairment in older adults raise concerns about whether well-intentioned attempts to protect older adults risk depriving them of their rights to make autonomous decisions. Please join David Faigman in conversation with special guests Daniel Marson and Winston Chiong to discuss current and emerging scientific research about how we make decisions as we age, how physicians assess our capacity to make decisions, and the legal and ethical implications for families and society.

Project: In the Balance: Bringing Science to Justice with David Faigman | Browse All

Date: March 18, 2016
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: david faigman, daniel marson, winston chiong, in the balance, science and the law


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Solar Eclipse:  2016 Sonification Excerpt (Clip)
Running Time:
00:12:06
For the solar eclipse of 2016, the Exploratorium was on the island of Woleai, in Micronesia, with multiple telescopes trained on the sun. These telescopes were connected to a laptop holding custom-made software that looks at the movement of the moon and the brightness of the sun. Composer Wayne Grim used this software to create a live composition based on the data. The musical composition uses rotational and orbital periods of the Earth, moon, and sun as formal elements. Here is an excerpt from the 3 hour piece.

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

Date: March 17, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: sonification


Solar Eclipse:  2016 Live from Micronesia Totality Highlights (Clip)
Running Time:
00:05:06
See the highlights of totality from the total solar eclipse of March 8/9 2016! The Exploratorium and NASA went to Woleai, a tiny atoll in the Federated States of Micronesia, where we broadcast the eclipse live. Totality began at 11:38 a.m. on March 9 in Woleai, Micronesia, which was 5:38 p.m. on March 8 in San Francisco.

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

Date: March 14, 2016
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Astronomy

Keywords: eclipse 2016, total solar eclipse 2016, nasa, nsf, micronesa, totality, corona, sun, moon, earth, diamond ring, baily's beads


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