Browsing 80 - 90 results of 102 programs for category - Popular Culture


Faultline: Seismic Science:  San Francisco in Jell-O (Clip)
Running Time:
00:00:40
This wobbly luminescent sculpture by Liz Hickok is both art work and a simulation of how a San Francisco neighborhood might jiggle when the Big One strikes.

Project: Faultline: Seismic Science at the Epicenter | Browse All

Date: January 1, 2005
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: jello, art, earthquake, san francisco, liz hickok


QuickTime: 482K  
Return to Mars:  Pop Culture Mars (Webcast)
Running Time:
0:50:00
From science fiction and toys to invasion of Mars movies, we'll take a look at how martians have inspired our imaginations.

Project: Return to Mars | Browse All

Date: January 18, 2004
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: mars, mer, robots, science, images, horizon, craters, surfaces, dry lakes, rocks, wheels, cameras, nasa, jpl, rat, solar power, target.


Real: 225K  
Light and Landscape:  James Turrell (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:14:57
James Turrell studied optics and perceptual psychology in college, but gravitated towards art as his curiosity led him to investigate light itself. In this Webcast of a lecture, James Turrell discusses his experiences manipulating pure light and how it became his artistic medium. He reveals how this early work led him to discover Roden Crater in Arizona and to create his subsequent lifelong project of transforming the crater into an astronomical observatory.

Project: Light and Landscape | Browse All

Date: September 16, 2003
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts, General Science

Keywords: perception, art in nature, rosen crater, perceptual psychology, optical illusions, seeing from within, forms in light, installation artist, effect of light, luminous light works,


Real: 225K  
Seeing:  Visual Literacy: A Talk With James Elkins (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:24:22
What is visual literacy--and who is literate? Join guest lecturer James Elkins in an evening of commentary on the many ways we "read" the visual world and assign meaning to what we see.

Project: Seeing Exhibition | Browse All

Date: August 21, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts

Keywords: visual studies, visual culture, interpretation of images, art history, visual analysis, visual coomunication


Real: 256K  
Mathematica:  An Evening with Eames Demetrios (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:23:34
Eames Demetrios, grandson of Charles Eames, has been director of the Eames office since 1993. Author, lecturer, multimedia designer, and filmmaker, his most recent book, An Eames Primer, is an intimate and informative look at the philosophy and spirit behind the work of Charles and Ray Eames.

Project: Mathematica | Browse All

Date: April 27, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts

Keywords: eames design process, film of 901 washington blvd, design q&a film, design q & a film, toccata for toy trains film, eames house, honest use of materials, eames lounge chair film, powers of ten film excerpt, phil and phylis morrison, order in the world, extending exp


Real: 80K  
Mathematica:  David Meckel: An Inside Look at the Eames Office (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:14:27
Founding Dean of the Architecture Program at California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC), David Meckel began his career in the Eames Office in the 1970's. Focusing on the day to day experiences of working with Charles and Ray Eames, David will portray a day in the life of the office with the images, people, and idiosyncratic pleasures that made up the rich and dynamic environment that served as the laboratory for these two great designers.

Project: Mathematica | Browse All

Date: March 27, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts

Keywords: architecture, industrial design, modern architecture, origin of the eames lounge chair design, working with ray eames, perfect color memory, working prototypes,


Real: 256K  
Mathematica:  Steve Cabella and Joseph Rosa: Reflections on Eames Design (Webcast)
Running Time:
1:12:03
In a broad-ranging look at the impact of Eames design on contemporary culture, Steve Cabella hosts a discussion with Joseph Rosa, Curator of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Project: Mathematica | Browse All

Date: February 27, 2002
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts

Keywords: the modern eye shop, architecture, industrial design, contemporary design, nostalgia in design, revolving speaker demonstration, molded-plywood dcw, dining chair wood demonstration, film of the do-nothing machine, solrar do-nothing toy, aluminum experiments,


Real: 256K  
Origins: Antarctica:  Science Fiction Writer Kim Stanley Robinson (author of Antarctica) (Webcast)
Running Time:
0:37:50
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 29, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Arts, General Science

Keywords: ecological sustainability, nsf antarctic artists and writers program, life in extreme invironments, life in isolated environments, effects of extreme environments, effects of extreme isolation, hostile environmnets,


Real: 80K  
Origins: Antarctica:  Live Christmas Greetings (Webcast)
Running Time:
0:18:45
Join the Origins team as they travel to Antarctica. We sent Mary, Noel, Paul, and Julie to explore scientific wonders from McMurdo to the Pole. Learn all about the extreme science being conducted at the South Pole in a daily dispatch from Terra Australis Incognita!

Project: Origins: Antarctica - Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole | Browse All

Date: December 23, 2001
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: christmas cookies in antartica, holidiys, christmas at the south pole, christmas around mcmurdo station, antarctic christmas


Real: 80K  
Explainer Perspectives:  The Gamer's Club (Webcast)
Running Time:
0:29:49
Learn all about video games: genres, history, and current news. This live Webcast was conceived, written, directed, and produced entirely by High School Explainers at the Exploratorium.

Project: Explainer Perspectives | Browse All

Date: August 18, 2001
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: history of video games, video game history,


Real: 80K  
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