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00:02:48
Amy Williams, chair of Fashion at San Francisco's California College of Arts encourages the creative spirit of her students through creation of opulent gowns, made in a day with just pattern makers tissue and tape. The result is not only an education for students, but also a playful and performative experience in the process of fashion creation.

Project: Geometry Playground | Browse All

Date: August 10, 2010
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Art, general science,
Running Time:
04:16
Chef Mourad Lahlou of Aziza restaurant is known for elegance and sophistication in his modern Moroccan dishes but often finds inspiration in simple things and unlikely places. In this journey behind the kitchen door, we shadow his entire process as he follows his heart from farm to table. The process is a solid team effort, from Lahlou's special relationships with the people who grow the food to the collaborative kitchen environment that he cultivates. We witness Chef Lahlou blend art and science, and precision and innovation, in his quest to create a plate that is elegant, surprising, and true to its ingredients.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: August 10, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
00:02:43
This After Dark event explored the diverse nomadic communities that thrive in the Bay Area including a mobile diner, food carts, an annual arts event in the desert, urban foragers, and Bay creatures that arrived by ballast water.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: August 8, 2010
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:27:04
In this program, we connect live with marine scientists at the Okeanos' Exploration Command Center in Seattle, learn about the mission's latest discoveries and see new video of some of the amazing animals they've encountered on their mission.

Look over the shoulders of ocean explorers as they map and send their ROV into the little-known and unknown regions of the deep sea. "Voyages of Discovery" connects the Exploratorium with NOAA's newest ship, the Okeanos Explorer, currently in the Pacific Ocean near Indonesia, as it carries out its first exploration voyage.



Project: Voyages of Discovery: NOAA's Okeanos Explorer | Browse All

Date: August 5, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:34:56
Learn about exploring the deep sea with ROVs. The Okeanos' ROV Operations Coordinator Dave Lovalvo shares the expedition's latest discoveries, including video of what is believed to be several completely new species.

Look over the shoulders of ocean explorers as they map and send their ROV into the little-known and unknown regions of the deep sea. "Voyages of Discovery" connects the Exploratorium with NOAA's newest ship, the Okeanos Explorer, currently in the Pacific Ocean near Indonesia, as it carries out its first exploration voyage.



Project: Voyages of Discovery: NOAA's Okeanos Explorer | Browse All

Date: August 3, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:04:40
Astronomer Dr. Isabel Hawkins's journey to the stars began with two chance moments of enchantment with celestial bodies in her native Argentina. Inspired by the mystery of the sky, she went on to study physics and astronomy in California and then to work for 20 years as a research astronomer at UC Berkeley. Now retired from research and devoted to inciting a love of the stars and sky in young people, Dr. Hawkins reflects on her own initial moments of inspiration, on sharing her love of stars with others, and on how astronomy can, and should, remind us of our connection to one another, under a canopy of mystery.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: July 30, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, Astronomy/Space Science
Running Time:
00:16:52
Learn about underwater volcanoes and hydrothermal vents and see how scientists explore underwater geology with mapping and ROV technology.

Look over the shoulders of ocean explorers as they map and send their ROV into the little-known and unknown regions of the deep sea. "Voyages of Discovery" connects the Exploratorium with NOAA's newest ship, the Okeanos Explorer, currently in the Pacific Ocean near Indonesia, as it carries out its first exploration voyage.



Project: Voyages of Discovery: NOAA's Okeanos Explorer | Browse All

Date: July 28, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:55:52
This week's secret ingredient was triangles! Cheer on the competitors in this zany science cook-off. Teachers compete before a live audience at the Exploratorium for the revered title, "Iron Science Teacher."

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 16, 2010
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Physics, General Science, Chemistry, Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:05:08

The Wave Organ is a wave-activated sound sculpture located at the end of a jetty in the San Francisco Bay. It was created by artist Peter Richards and master stonemason George Gonzalez in 1986.

The installation is an unlikely sight: a collection of curbstones and cemetery stones that appear in the Bay like an ancient ruin or a strange dream. In this unusual place of discovery and contemplation, the musical phenomenon is only part of the point.

In this audio slideshow, Peter Richards, now a senior artist at the Exploratorium, shares his inspiration for creating this piece and explores its function as a theater in which many different kinds of human experiences unfold.



Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: July 16, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
02:04:30
An inspiring conversation with Annea Lockwood, New Zealand-born experimental sound artist and musician known for her boundary-burning explorations of the world of natural acoustic sounds and environments.

Project: Speaking of Music Rewind | Browse All

Date: July 16, 2010
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): art