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In this historical video from 1996, which was originally made for a museum floor installation, we learn about both the Palace of Fine Arts and the roots of the Exploratorium. This piece mixes footage from films in the Exploratorium's collection and interviews with historians, architects, and museum staff.

Project: History of the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: November 6, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Physics, Art, History
Running Time:
00:04:50
Thomas Dolby performs his famous hit "She Blinded Me With Science" in the Exploratorium's webcasting studio.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: October 24, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
00:07:53
Watch as comedian/musician Reggie Watts improvises an ending to the Mars webcast on August 9th, 2012.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: August 10, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art, astronomy, general science
Running Time:
00:05:14
As part of the weekend of celebrations in honor of the Golden Gate Bridge's 75th Anniversary, Mickey Hart and the Mickey Hart Band closed the festivities with a free concert. The show opened with Mickey playing a dynamic model of the Golden Gate Bridge created by the Exploratorium and sonified by Exploratorium exhibit developers in collaboration with Mickey Hart.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: June 28, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
16:54:00
Exploratorium composer Wayne Grim used the video of the transit to create a sound composition in real time. As the video signal was received by Wayne's computer, a program he wrote converted the signal into a unique aural experience. http://www.waynegrim.com

Project: The Rarest Eclipse: Transit of Venus | Browse All

Date: June 12, 2012
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art Astronomy
Running Time:
00:02:13
In May of 2012, Tibetan monks and nuns visited the Exploratorium with their exhibition "The World of Your Senses." Master Painter Jampa Choedak created a painting using thangka techniques while in residence.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: May 23, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
00:03:51
Virtual worlds have physics. In this exhibit a visitor knocks over a small domino which knocks over a larger domino and so on down an exponentially growing line of dominoes which all the while obey the laws of physics.

Project: Fabricated Realities: Virtual Worlds, Mixed and Augmented Reality | Browse All

Date: May 14, 2012
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Physics, Art
Running Time:
00:04:47
The end of an era is near: In movie theaters across the country, film projectors are rapidly being replaced by digital projectors. Paul Clipson, projectionist at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, gives us what may be a last-chance look at the tools and techniques—including lightning reflexes—at work in 35 mm film projection.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: March 15, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art, general science, physics
Running Time:
05:15
PAWS (Performing Animal Welfare Society) is an animal sanctuary founded by former Hollywood animal trainer Pat Derby and her partner, Ed Stewart, in 1984. What started as a small space intended only to care for Pat's own retired animals has become one of the largest animal sanctuaries in the world, and a very unique way of life for Pat and Ed. In this show, we focus on the unique relationship they maintain with the 8 elephants in residence.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: February 16, 2012
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
01:09:58
Open Make is a monthly program at the Exploratorium, in collaboration with Make Magazine and Pixar Animation Studios, to highlight the tools, techniques, and ingenuity of local makers. As part of this program, makers from the Bay Area will be highlighted to share their work with the public, and Dale Dougherty, founder and editor of Make Magazine will interview Featured Makers in the McBean theater. Join us for live webcasts of the interviews to see what these makers are up to!

Project: MAKE at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: January 21, 2012
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Art, General Science