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  1. Looking at the Light

    Looking at the Light

    Case Study

    by Wendy Pollock Published May 09 2007

    Looking at the Light was a traveling exhibition with a big mission: to demonstrate the power of hands-on exhibits and (as we said in the final report) "to facilitate sharing of the Exploratorium's expertise and vision." At the time the project was...

  2. Seeing the Light

    Seeing the Light


    by Tom Nielsen Published May 05 2007

    On a windy March afternoon 21 years ago, I was walking up Madison Avenue in Manhattan, looping in my mind the number 590, the way then-promising, now-obsolete "bubble memory" chips had to be constantly refreshed lest they lose their data. Odd, for...

  3. Sun Painting

    Sun Painting


    by Wendy Pollock Published November 06 2007

    No one who's seen the Sun Painting could ever forget it. Bob Miller created this luminous exhibit during the Exploratorium's early years. A heliostat on the roof, far overhead, tracks the sun's movement and reflects the sunlight off a mirror down into...

  4. Take Your Time, Olafur Eliasson

    Take Your Time, Olafur Eliasson


    by Katherine Whitney Published March 07 2008

    How do you get strangers to interact in an art museum? Create dynamic spaces filled with light, color, water (even darkness) and no labels! I recently went to see the Olafur Eliasson exhibit at SFMOMA and I felt like I was at the Exploratorium. I went...

  5. U-505


    Case Study

    by Steven Rosen Published May 06 2008

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  6. Crookes' radiometer (Radiómetro de Crookes)

    Crookes' radiometer (Radiómetro de Crookes)

    Case Study

    by Karina Ocana Published October 05 2008

    Transforming light and heat into movement! This exhibit shows how a Crookes' Radiometer works. The radiometer was invented and constructed by Sir William Crookes to measure the energy produced by light radiations. This device is a glass bulb with a...

  7. Deborah Aschheim and Lisa Mezzacappa: Earworms

    Deborah Aschheim and Lisa Mezzacappa: Earworms


    by Rachel Bernstein Published December 30 2008

    I could hear the exhibition "Deborah Aschheim and Lisa Mezzacappa: Earworms" before I could see it. Ethereal, haunting, melodic, the music wafted from the dark room into the sunlit entryway of the Pasadena Museum of California Art. The exhibition was...

  8. Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World

    Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World

    Case Study

    by Karina White Published June 22 2009

    "Beautiful Science" is a permanent, 2500sf library exhibition that aims to present highlights from the history of science in intriguing and accessible ways. Our primary goal: To make a (truly) engaging library exhibition, bringing the books &...

  9. America I AM: The African American Imprint

    America I AM: The African American Imprint


    by Kara Hershorin Published March 02 2011

    Last year I passed up a chance to visit the blockbuster exhibition, Terra Cotta Warriors. Determined not to miss another epic exhibit, I visited the award-winning touring show America I AM: The African American Imprint at the National Geographic...

  10. The Wonder of Light: Touch and Learn!

    The Wonder of Light: Touch and Learn!


    by Tara Owens Published March 02 2011

    The Smithsonian’s new interactive exhibit The Wonder of Light: Touch and Learn! (The Wonder of Light) premiered on November 9, 2010, in the Great Hall of the Smithsonian Castel, officially named the Smithsonian Institution Building. As a group...

  11. Sunbeams streaming through leaves

    Sunbeams streaming through leaves


    by Wendy Pollock on August 24, 2011

    Big pegboards are evidently used to create this moire pattern which, the makers say, "expresses symbolic beauty of natural phenomenon such as Komorebi (sunbeams streaming through leaves), Yurameki...