04/25/2014

The Science Club Talks Art Machines

17:03 minutes

We asked you to build a machine that could make art, and you delivered, with dozens of projects that somehow direct or convert energy into something artistic. (See our gallery of #MachineArt projects here.) Karen Wilkinson and Mike Petrich of the Exploratorium’s Tinkering Studio, who helped design this project, join Science Club founding member Ariel Zych to talk about the creative process and the art of tinkering, and to recap this month’s Science Club project.

Segment Guests

Ariel Zych

Ariel Zych is Science Friday’s education manager. She is a former teacher and scientist who spends her free time making food, watching arthropods, and being outside.

Karen Wilkinson

Karen Wilkinson is director of The Tinkering Studio at the The Exploratorium in San Francisco, California.

Mike Petrich

Mike Petrich is director of Making Programs at The Exploratorium in San Francisco, California.

Meet the Producers

About Charles Bergquist

As Science Friday’s director, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.

About Ariel Zych

Ariel Zych is Science Friday’s education manager. She is a former teacher and scientist who spends her free time making food, watching arthropods, and being outside.

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