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STEAM-Y Stories @ After Dark

steamExpand your perspective with an evening of innovative storytelling that illuminates the fluid relationship between art and science. Hear from scientists working directly with artists to share their research in new ways and artists using science as inspiration - then immerse yourself in a spectacular multimedia artwork highlighting ice studies.

Can Art Make Science Communication Accurate and Compelling?
With Sarah ElShafie

7:30 p.m.  |  Bechtel Gallery 3, Webcast Studio

How can representations of science be both factual and meaningful? Global change biologist and science story consultant Sara ElShafie has embedded herself in creative communities to uncover the potential of storytelling and entertainment to engage broad audiences with complex research. ElShafie will share what she’s learned from working in both academia and Hollywood, and highlight why projects translating research into artworks are critical for improving public understanding of science.

Ice Stories
With Nathan Clevenger, Kristina Dutton, Kim Miscowicz, and Camille Seaman

8:30 p.m.  |  Osher Gallery 1, Kanbar Forum

Crafted from over a decade of video footage, Ice Hours is a multimedia performance anchored by stunning views of Antarctic landscapes and the surrounding ocean. Coupling live music performance with dynamic imagery, the work is a collaboration between photographer Camille Seaman, film artist Kim Miskowicz, and composer/musicians Kristina Dutton and Nathan Clevenger. Illustrating the inextricable connection and interdependence of humans and the natural environment, Ice Hours documents inspiring and endangered features of our changing planet. After the performance, join us for Q&A between Global Change Scientist and Science Story Consultant Sara ElShafie and the Ice Hours team.

Stories Your Brain Tells
With Dr. Sarah Hillenbrand
8:30 p.m.  |  Bechtel Gallery 3, Webcast Studio

Your life story: How would you tell it?  Every second of every day, our brains are putting together information from the moments of our lives to form a coherent narrative. But what happens when your brain needs to fill in the gaps? Join neuroscientist Sarah Hillenbrand as she looks at how the brain creates meaning from raw data, and how stories help.


STEAM-y Cinema
With Cinema Arts

6:00-10:00 p.m.  |  Osher Gallery 1, Mind Cinema

Indulge in the unique ways filmmakers approach scientific stories. Highlighting the power of an interdisciplinary approach, each of these short works conveys complex science stories and systems through unique and innovative artistic approaches.

The Bureau of Suspended Objects
With Jenny Odell

6:30-9:30 p.m.  |  Osher Gallery 1

The Bureau of Suspended Objects is a one-person organization and archive that originally operated during Jenny Odell's artist residency at the Recology dump in San Francisco. From June to September 2015, Odell researched the manufacturing, corporate, and material histories of 200 objects. The B.S.O. works from the assumption that we are estranged even from those objects closest to us, whose inner workings and past lives feel opaque or inaccessible. As such, research at the B.S.O. involves learning to "read" and understand an object to understand why and how it came into being.

Breaking Boundaries in Science
With Filament Games

6:30-9:30 p.m.  |  Bechtel Gallery 3

Immerse yourself in the research environment of three of history's most influential women scientists. Breaking Boundaries is an interactive virtual reality experience that shares the legacies, passions, and groundbreaking discoveries of trailblazers Jane Goodall, Marie Curie, and Grace Hopper. Explore recreations of each scientist’s work environment, which are rife with detail and in-depth narrative vignettes offering insights into each woman’s research and influence.

With Explorables
7:00-10:00 p.m.  |  Gallery 2

Create your own tiny story in this hands-on activity. An art form developed in the 19th century, crankies employ simple mechanisms to hand-crank paper scrolls that result in moving images. Grab a milk carton and a scroll and join our expert Explorables volunteers to craft your own moving panorama.

Thursday, 03/07/19


Phone: (415) 528-4444
Website: Click to Visit


$19.95, $0.00 A.D. members. $14.95 explO members

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Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone: (415) 528-4444
Website: Click to Visit