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

1 How Time-Travel Stories Borrow from Einstein2016-12-19 21:04:07
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2 Abou Farman on Leonor Caraballo’s “Vision”2016-12-05 17:27:33
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3 Canaries in the Coal Smoke2016-11-21 16:10:19
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4 Now We're Cooking with Math2016-11-07 20:57:44
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5 This is Your Brain on Art2016-10-11 16:17:44
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6 The Science of Singing2016-09-26 21:01:14
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7 How to Fly to Alpha Centauri2016-09-13 22:20:34
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8 Will Your Next Car Fly?2016-08-15 21:14:11
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9 Museum of God2016-08-01 18:28:22
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10 Sexy Robots2016-07-18 18:25:46
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Sexy Robots

The desirable robot has been a trope in science fiction for almost a century, from the femme fatale Maria in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis to Gigolo Joe in Steven Spielberg’s A.I.. Despina Kakoudaki is the author of Literature, Cinema, and the Cultural Work of Artificial People. She says a robot lover is an appealing fantasy because it can be perfectly beautiful, ageless, and brilliant. “It’s indestructible, it has replaceable body parts,” she says, “as if it is the alternative to the vulnerable, very fleshy, very gooey, very sometimes smelly human body.” An android can take physical and emotional abuse that a human being often can’t … or shouldn’t. And some social scientists have actually advocated for the creation of robot prostitutes or soldiers. But Kakoudaki says when we buy into that fantasy, we still don’t get it. “We treat objects with quite a lot of fascination and we treat objects really well. We treat people badly as a matter of course in culture,” she laments. …read more

11 Boldly Going Where No TV Prop Has Gone Before2016-07-05 22:01:46
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12 Music Heals2016-06-21 18:07:10
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13 Two Artists Let the Animals Speak for Themselves2016-05-25 16:01:41
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14 The Neuroscience of Creative Flow2016-05-17 18:47:48
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15 Imaginary Friends Forever2016-04-11 20:28:28
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16 How Creative Are You?2016-03-28 20:18:28
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17 For a Black Writer, Sci-Fi Offers a Reboot of Society2016-03-07 19:43:07
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18 The Real Scientists of Hollywood2016-02-23 17:06:15
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19 Artists and Scientists Collide at CERN2016-02-09 20:17:58
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20 Virtual Reality Starts Getting Real2016-01-26 17:42:52
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