Exploratorium home Exploratorium home Explo.tv
Browse media archive by:
Search 
Running Time:
04:52
Some moments are so perfectly arresting that they can change the course of our lives. Here, widely influential psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi meditates on those inciting moments of inspiration, and how we might find them anywhere.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: September 10, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s):
Running Time:
00:03:20
We went and talked with the folks who ran the Microzoo camp at Burning Man 2010, and learned about critters in extreme environments.

Project: Science at Burning Man | Browse All

Date: September 10, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:00:59
Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty explains a double rainbow sighting at Burning Man 2010!

Project: Science at Burning Man | Browse All

Date: September 10, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
00:04:22
For John Edmark, geometry is a foundation for creating beauty. Here he explains his interest in unexpected natural phenemona, and how visitors to his kaleidoscopic piece, The Geometron, can turn simple shapes into surprisingly intricate patterns of reflection.

Project: Geometry Playground | Browse All

Date: September 3, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:04:22
Master weaver Stacy Speyer explains how her relationship to math morphed from casual curiosity into an intensive study of the multifaceted shapes known as polyhedra. After re-creating these fundamental geometric forms in different materials, she developed her own variations and juxtapositions.

Project: Geometry Playground | Browse All

Date: September 3, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:04:34
Tauba Auerbach talks about randomness, the unity of art and science, and the way her Geometry Playground piece uses the beauty of geometry to draw visitors into a zone of comfort with math and their own artistic capabilities.

Project: Geometry Playground | Browse All

Date: September 3, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s):
Running Time:
01:23
In this short interview with Dan Goods, designer, artist, and visual strategist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Goods discusses his art piece, "Jupiter Fog Pool." The piece, inspired by the Juno mission to Jupiter, was part of "Cosmological Constructs," our After Dark event of September 2010.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: September 3, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Art, Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
04:45
Hayes Valley Farm is a community-run farm on a former freeway in the middle of San Francisco. The land was slated for condo development but the plan was put off when the economy slumped. Out of the ashes of that dream arose a utopia of a different sort; a suspended reality where fruit trees are grown on what was once a freeway on-ramp choked with cars. Now there are flowers growing out of the double yellow lines, and constant opportunities for children and adults to learn how to grow food and to get dirty doing it. Although the farm has only an "interim use" permit, meaning that it can't last forever, farmers Zoey Kroll and Jay Rosenberg know that the enduring harvest of this project--the truth that even the most outlandish-sounding things are possible if we make them so--will far outlive the farm itself.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: August 27, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
01:07:18
Meredith Monk has been on the vanguard of interdisciplinary performance for 45 years. In this conversation from 1984, she discusses her works of that era, reflects on her process and aspirations for her work, takes questions, and performs excerpts from Education of the Girlchild.

Project: Speaking of Music Rewind | Browse All

Date: August 20, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
00:53:35
Meredith Monk has been on the vanguard of interdisciplinary performance for 45 years. In this conversation from 1984, she discusses her works of that era, reflects on her process and aspirations for her work, takes questions, and performs excerpts from Education of the Girlchild.

Project: Speaking of Music Rewind | Browse All

Date: August 20, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): art