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Immerse yourself in visual storytelling that extends beyond theater walls to expand the possibilities of cinema. Look for film installations flickering under glass, follow your nose to a "smell-o-vision" presentation by the Lost & Found Film Club, and get a feel for films projected onto fog by the Oddball Film Archives. Experiment with shadow puppets and early experiments in moving images, as well as wearable camera obscuras. With live performances by Kerry Laitala and the Overdub Club. http://www.exploratorium.edu

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: April 8, 2014
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
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00:12:21
Musician and comedian Reggie Watts improvises in the Sound Column at the Exploratorium's former home using only his voice and a looping machine.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: September 10, 2013
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): General Science, Art, Physics
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00:05:05
British artist and tinkerer Tim Hunkin takes a break from installing his latest creation for the Exploratorium — a massive, whimsical, kinetically sculptural clock featuring legions of tiny tinkerers at work — to discuss the clock’s inspiration and evolution over a proper English cup of tea.

Project: Arts at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: August 4, 2013
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art
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00:06:46
With a roll of thin plastic diffraction grating and some "stolen" sunlight, artist and exhibit developer Pete Stephens transformed the interior of the Palace of Fine Arts into a dazzling riot of spectral color. As he works to recreate the effect at the new Exploratorium at Pier 15, Stephens recounts the challenges—and the inspiration—of this expansive experiment in light.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: June 12, 2013
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics
Running Time:
00:12:40
For our first episode in a new season of "Science in the City," we explore the creation of a bell for the Exploratorium’s new home at Pier 15. Artist Nick Diphillipo has been designing and casting bells and other objects for over thirty years. He teaches bell making at The Crucible in Oakland, California, as well as other foundry-related subjects.

Project: Science in the City | Browse All

Date: April 10, 2013
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, General Science
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00:28:00
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:
00:04:56
Weaving our present location with our future location.

Project: Exploratorium at the Piers | Browse All

Date: August 10, 2011
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
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00:02:54
In November 2009, Exploratorium After Dark welcomed particle physicist Dr. Austin Richards—aka Dr. MegaVolt. Under the Palace of Fine Arts rotunda, he jousted with a high-voltage Tesla coil, which generated 200,000 volts of electricity and shot 14-foot-long arcs of lightning through the air.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: November 18, 2009
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Physics, Art