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After Dark: It's Elemental!


Aperture Lucida: a Natural History of Vision 
With Tristan Duke

7:30 p.m.  |  Osher Gallery 1, Kanbar Forum

Join artist and inventor Tristan Duke as he shares his process of creative inquiry over the past two years as Exploratorium Artist-in-Residence, culminating in his new artwork and optical device Aperture Lucida. He'll provide a glimpse into the ideas and process of invention that went into constructing this immersive virtual portal.  Touching on concepts of holographic perspective, panoptics, and the history of human perception, Duke will explore how illusions can reshape the way we see the world.

Everything Matters: Rhodium
With Ron Hipschman

8:00 p.m.  | Bechtel Gallery 3, Wattis Webcast Studio

Rare, reflective, and largely responsible for reducing air pollution caused by cars, the transition metal rhodium plays an outsized role in our modern, auto-driven culture. Join Ron Hipschman for Everything Matters: Rhodium and find out how this hard, valuable element goes from earth’s crust (or...potatoes?) to powering our catalytic converters.

Light Draws the Picture: From the Photograph to the Hologram
With Paul Dancstep

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

Photographs and holograms are both images made with light but in different ways, using its different qualities. Join Paul Dancstep to find out how particles of light make photography possible, while holograms take advantage of light’s wave-like behavior, and how you can better understand the difference using Exploratorium exhibits, vintage holograms, and works by the artist Tristan Duke. 


Thursday, 02/20/20


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$19.95, 14.95 members, $0.00 Donors & AD members

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San Francisco, CA 94111

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