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

61 Warming Oceans, Threatened Cities2014-09-22 21:52:03
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62 Aha Moment: Star Trek2014-09-15 18:32:43
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63 Method in the Madness2014-09-08 17:20:47
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64 Future Tense2014-08-25 22:58:27
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65 Magic Eye Paintings2014-08-11 19:26:00
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66 Annalee Newitz: The Future is Coming to Get You2014-07-14 22:13:06
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67 Toxic Materials2014-06-02 18:25:47
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68 Drinking and Smoking: Do They Make You More Creative?2014-04-21 18:08:21
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69 Plastics2014-04-07 21:56:45
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70 Symmetry and Sex Appeal2014-03-24 16:38:58
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71 A Dance Piece that Takes You Inside the Heart2014-03-17 18:41:52
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A Dance Piece that Takes You Inside the Heart

“4Chambers” premiered in New York in 2013, and was most recently performed in an abandoned wing of a Brooklyn hospital; the company transformed a tiled room formerly used to prepare bodies of dead patients. The work is a kind of hybrid of a dance piece and a science project, with videos about the heart — including the choreographer Ismael Houston-Jones describing his own heart attack — and a room in which audience members are hooked up to a device that measured changes in their heart rates when they were asked difficult questions.  But the company members do dance, most memorably in a visceral sequence that seems to depict a cardiac arrest. “I begin looking down at my chest and digging,” dancer Mercedes Searer describes, “pulling the skin apart at the breastbone, digging my fingers in as if trying to get past the bone, into my chest.” “There are places [in the piece] to reflect on what is a life,” Jody Obderfelder explains. “That’s where I am in my life right now. It’s not going to last forever. The heart is an apt metaphor for what keeps you alive and for all emotions. Even though the heart doesn't think, it definitely registers what you’re thinking and feeling."…read more

72 Philip Seymour Hoffman's Final Performance Will Be Digitally Created2014-03-10 16:53:31
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73 Seeing Sound: Synesthetic Art2014-03-03 18:13:59
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74 You're Living in a Science Fiction Story2014-02-10 18:11:14
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75 Kirk to Enterprise: the Piece of Star Trek in Your Pocket2014-02-03 18:38:29
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76 Chris Hadfield: How to Brush Your Teeth in Space2014-01-27 17:01:44
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77 Narrative Medicine2014-01-13 21:38:41
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78 Origin Lessons2014-01-06 18:02:34
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79 Tendues and Torque2013-12-09 18:18:00
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80 3D Printing: Dawn of a Revolution2013-11-25 19:21:45
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