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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Art and Electronic Media -- Conversation, Booksigning and Reception with Author Edward Shanken
Interviewed by Dorka Keehn
US Book Launch
June 7, 2009, 3pm

Interdisciplinary arts scholar Edward Shanken, the author of Art and Electronic Media
(Phaidon, 2009), will be interviewed by arts commentator Dorka Keehn at the Exploratorium,
followed by a signing and reception. This event is included in the price of admission to the

This highly anticipated book demonstrates the formidable history of artistic uses of electronic
media, a history that parallels the growing pervasiveness of technology in all facets of life.
Over 200 artists and institutions from more than 30 countries are represented. Among the artists featured, based in the Bay Area are Lynn Hershman Leeson, Paul DeMarinis, Ken Goldberg, Jim Campbell. Survival Research Labs, and Alan Rath. With the possible exception of Rath, each of these artists has had a relationship with the Exploratorium and its artists-in-residence or exhibition programs.

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Iron Science Teacher
An Offbeat Science Competition for Teachers
Originated at the Exploratorium
Fridays, June 26, July 3, 10 and 17, Noon-1pm
Available on the Web at

Cheer on the competitors in this zany, science cook-off, where teachers compete before a
live audience at the Exploratorium for the revered title, "Iron Science Teacher." In a
fast-paced atmosphere where showmanship and creativity reign, science teachers are
given ten minutes and a secret ingredient to concoct a science activity that can be used in
the classroom. The event is included in the price of admission to the Exploratorium.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Animations Series – Found Footage (June 13) and Stop-Motion (June 20)
Cinema Arts at the Exploratorium
Noon and 2pm

View films created by artists who take apart old films, and re-assemble the pieces into
their own creations. Also, watch stop-motion animation: the essence of film. Included
in the price of admission to the Exploratorium.

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June 19-September 20, 2009

What’s new this summer? You — at the Exploratorium. Reflections lets you look at your
own image as you've never seen it before. Reflections is an exhibition combining new art
installations by New York-based artist Daniel Rozin -- interactive works that highlight
Rozin’s provocative take on self-examination -- as well as re-imagined exhibits and
Exploratorium classics. See your reflection with imagery of your skeleton, blood flow,
and beating heart superimposed. Multiply your visage into hundreds of kaleidoscopic
views, use computers and curved mirrors to distort your appearance, experiment with
your own face under different wavelengths of light — and play with perspective to
capture aspects of yourself you’ve rarely witnessed. While you’re at it, explore the
scientific and cultural history of mirrors — one of humankind’s most influential and
intimate technologies — through activities and special events in conjunction with the
exhibition. Reflections is included in the price of admission to the Exploratorium.

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