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Driven:  This World Unfolding (Slideshow)
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04:00
Biologist Kristina Yu and exhibit developer Denise King share their love for the mighty (and mightily underappreciated) microorganism.

Project: Driven: True Stories of Inspiration | Browse All

Date: October 8, 2010
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: microscope, imaging station, cell, bacteria


Science at Burning Man:  Investigating Alkali (Clip)
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00:03:52
Senior Exploratorium scientist, Paul Doherty, unlocks the mystery behind the corrosive dust that coats the Black Rock Desert.

Project: Science at Burning Man | Browse All

Date: September 29, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: paul doherty, burning man, alkali, alkaline, mountains, basin, playa, desert, investigate, ph level, acidity


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Science at Burning Man:  Vortices (Clip)
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00:01:56
Exploratorium Senior Scientist Paul Doherty discusses the science of dust devils and describes how vortices are created in the Black Rock Desert.

Project: Science at Burning Man | Browse All

Date: September 20, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: vortices, dust devils, desert, tornado, paul doherty


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Science at Burning Man:  High Altitude Aviation (Clip)
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00:02:48
The Exploratorium crew got the opportunity to enjoy a bird's eye view of the Black Rock desert. Join us as we investigate the challenges of navigating density altitude in this extreme climate.

Project: Science at Burning Man | Browse All

Date: September 14, 2010
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: aviation, density, altitude, flying, burning man


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Driven:  Inspire: A Visit With Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Slideshow)
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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
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Geometry Playground:  Passionately Curious (Clip)
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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

Keywords: geometry, geometron, reflection, kaleidoscope, art, john edmark

Links: Geometry Playground

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Geometry Playground:  It Feels Wonderful (Clip)
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

Keywords: stacy speyer, math, geometry, polyhedra


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Geometry Playground:  Beauty Is A Way In (Clip)
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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
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Keywords: randomness, tauba auerbach, art, science, geometry, spirograph


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Driven:  Flowers on the Freeway (Slideshow)
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

Keywords: farm, hayes valley farm, zoey kroll, jay rosenberg

Links: Hayes Valley Farm official website

After Dark:  Nomadic Communities (Clip)
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

Keywords: burning man, after dark, dust city diner, succulents, ice cream, food carts, nomades, bay, exotic species, exploratorium


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