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Exploratorium Audio Salon:  Computational Complexity and P vs. NP: Paul Stepahin (Podcast)
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Paul Stepahin is an Exploratorium exhibit developer who has a background in physics. He's worked on exhibits such as Elephant Turntable and Additor. Paul's knowledge and love of computer science and complex math has made him a resource for Exploratorium staff. In this program, Paul discusses the theoretical math P versus NP problem.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: March 18, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
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Keywords: math, computer science, complexity theory, audio salon


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Pi Day:  Pi Day Celebration (Webcast)
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00:38:06
Celebrate Pi Day— an international holiday born at San Francisco’s Exploratorium. Join us for a live webcast where we examine the nature of everyone's favorite mathmatical constant, 3.1415926535…ad infinitum!

Project: Pi Day | Browse All

Date: March 14, 2009
Format: Event
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): General Science, Math

Keywords: pi, math, einstein, circle, radius


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Exploratorium Audio Salon:  The Sound of Ice: Terje Isungset (Podcast)
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Terje Isungset is one of Europe's most accomplished and innovative percussionists. With over two decades experience in jazz and Scandinavian music his work travels far beyond traditional boundaries. He's become more like a cross between a sound artist and a shaman. Isungset crafts his own instruments from natural elements found in Norway such as arctic birch, granite, slate, and even ice.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: March 11, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: sound art, music, instrument building, terje isungset, ice, audio salon

Links: Terje Isungset's Website

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Exploratorium Audio Salon:  Around The Table--A Talk With Michael Swaine and Amy Franceschini (Podcast)
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A casual chat with ultra-inspirational artists and 'Future Farmers' Michael Swaine and Amy Franceschini.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: March 5, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: urine, pee, future farmers, michael swaine, amy franceschini, audio salon

Links: Future Farmers Website

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Ice Stories:  The Train from Pole to Troll (Clip)
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At the South Pole, the Ice Stories crew met up with correspondent Zoe Courville just before she and her team embarked on their 3,000 km traverse across the desolate and frigid East Antarctic Ice Sheet. In this video, Zoe gives us a tour of the vehicles they are taking on their cross-continent journey, including their living module, sleeping quarters, and science sled.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: February 25, 2009
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: south pole, ice, traverse, expedition, east antarctic ice sheet, norwegian-u.s. scientific traverse of east antarctica, glaciology, troll station

Links: Dispatch: The Train from Pole to Troll

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Exploratorium Audio Salon:  Nature and Culture--A Conversation with Jane Wolff (Podcast)
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A short visit with the inspiring Jane Wolff. She is an artist, landscape architect, educator, and author of 'Delta Primer: a field guide to the California Delta.'

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: February 18, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art, History, Life Science/Biology

Keywords: delta, jane wolff, water, invisible dynamics, audio salon


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Darwin:  Who's the Fittest? A Predator-Prey Competition (Webcast)
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What makes one individual "fitter" than another? Staff scientist Karen Kalumuck introduces natural selection, then four teams of "predators" compete with each other for prey.Who will thrive and who will face extinction?

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Date: February 11, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, General Science

Keywords: darwin, adaptation, natural selection, evolution, game


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Fabricated Realities:  Douglas Gayeton Talks About His Film Made in Second Life (Clip)
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Filmmaker Douglas Gayeton talks about the making of his film, "Molotov Alva and His Search for the Creator: A Second Life Odyssey" following a "mixed-reality" screening at the Exploratorium and on Exploratorium Island in the virtual world, Second Life, part of Cinema Arts event Fabricated Realities.

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

Date: February 7, 2009
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: douglas gayeton, machinima, second life, virtual worlds, mixed-reality

Links: Douglas Gayeton's Website

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Exploratorium Audio Salon:  A Walk With Walter Kitundu (Podcast)
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Walter Kitundu, 2008 MacArthur Fellow and longtime Exploratorium friend, is an accomplished instrument builder, musician and artist. He is also a dedicated bird watcher and photographer. In this program we accompany Walter on a birdwalk, then have a chat about birds, art, and the perils and rewards of being an urban naturalist.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: February 6, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: kitundu, walter kitundu, birdwatching, naturalist, crissy field, macarthur award, audio salon

Links: Walter Kitundu's Website
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Exploratorium Audio Salon:  Dr. Christine Carter--The Science of Happiness (Podcast)
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Dr. Christine Carter is a sociologist who studies the childhood roots of happiness. She is the executive director of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, an interdisciplinary research center that promotes the study of happiness, compassion, and altruism. In this program, Dr. Carter speaks about happiness, altruism, and the inspiring intersection of her personal and professional worlds.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: January 28, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology

Keywords: greater good science center, christine carter, happiness, altruism, kids, kindness, audio salon

Links: Greater Good Science Center website

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