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June 23, 2007

YLEM Forum: Inventing at the Exploratorium

Filed under: Forums — Torrey Nommesen @ 4:37 pm

Exploratorium

Thursday, July 12, 8 pm
The audience is encouraged to arrive at 7:30 pm to buy refreshments and meet each other.

RX Gallery and Art Bar
132 Eddy St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Two blocks from Powell St. BART Station
(No one under 21 allowed)

Suggested donation sliding scale $5-10

Learn about ingenious Exploratorium exhibits that are still being developed by Charles Sowers, Ed Tannenbaum and Shawn Lani. The Exploratorium is unusual in that visitors can look over into the exhibit development area, which gives them the real feeling that great ideas don’t just drop from heaven, but are products of a lot of exploration and lab work. Three Two of the builders will share their process with us.

Speakers:

Charles Sowers and Shawn Lani are artists and senior exhibit developers at the Exploratorium. Their work focuses on the immediate and direct presentation of real physical phenomena of striking visual beauty or emotional impact. Phenomena explored by Charles and Shawn includes water freezing, turbulence in fluids, fluidized beds of sand, dry ice comets, intriguing patterns in ferromagnetic fluid, and much more.

Ed Tannenbaum is creating a new exhibit for the museum as well. His “Recollections” exhibit, an interactive display lets visitors move in front of a screen and watch their body movements transform into animated rainbow trails, has been at the museum for more than 20 years. His work has travelled, and Tannenbaum estimates that 30 million people worldwide have seen his work.

(Ed Tannenbaum could not make it to this event)

Public parking is available on the next street up, Ellis St., between Taylor and Mason Street for $10.

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