Science and Creativity from Studio 360

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Science and Creativity from Studio 360: the art of innovation. A sculpture unlocks a secret of cell structure, a tornado forms in a can, and a child's toy gets sent into orbit. Exploring science as a creative act since 2005. Produced by PRI and WNYC, and supported in part by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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Science and Creativity from Studio 360

21 The Tommy Westphall Universe2015-12-21 18:04:44
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The Tommy Westphall Universe

When Tom Fontana was a producer on the show “St. Elsewhere” in the 1980s, he loved to push the boundaries of weirdness that he could get away with on network TV. For instance, he staged a crossover with “Cheers” — a sitcom — but they shot the sequence like a drama. And he pulled one of the strangest trick endings in TV history. In the series finale of “St. Elsewhere,” we learn that the entire show had been a fantasy of a boy with autism named Tommy Westphall. These shenanigans didn’t go unnoticed by fans like Keith Gow, a writer in Melbourne, Australia. He wondered if every show that Tom Fontana produced or staged a crossover with could be connected back to the finale of “St. Elsewhere.” In other words, did Tommy Westphall — the kid who dreamed up the characters on “St. Elsewhere” — dream up all these other shows as well?…read more

22 Microbial Videogames2015-11-30 22:30:34
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23 Smart Programs Read Shakespeare2015-11-16 23:20:02
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24 Library of Dust2015-11-02 21:44:14
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25 Robopainter2015-10-19 22:05:03
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26 Making Portraits Out of DNA2015-10-05 19:08:00
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27 The Art and Science of De-Extinction2015-09-21 19:43:59
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28 Hollywood Know-How Makes Good Medicine2015-08-31 21:20:43
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29 Drone Art2015-08-17 22:00:42
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30 A Neuroscientist Throws Science Overboard for Art2015-08-10 04:00:00
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31 A Quantified Artist Turns Her Data Into Sculpture2015-07-24 14:38:29
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32 Bringing Female Heroes to the LEGO Universe2015-07-13 22:18:26
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33 Synthetic Biology In Pop Culture2015-06-29 17:04:38
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34 Blood Music2015-06-22 16:03:04
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35 The Ethics of Synthetic Biology2015-06-15 16:24:13
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36 Bio Art2015-06-08 17:15:49
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37 A Crash Course in Designing Life2015-06-01 17:39:08
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38 Understanding Creative Savants2015-05-26 16:05:53
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39 Bacteria Biofuel2015-05-18 19:54:54
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40 The Day After2015-05-11 18:02:12
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