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Synesthesia: Experiencing the World through Blended Senses

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Three percent of the human population experience the world in a very different way through a blending of the senses; a condition named synesthesia. In this video from SciTech Now partner World Science Festival, neuroscientist David Eagleman explains some of the amazing forms synesthesia can take, and allows the audience to share in the experience with the help of neuroscientist, violinist, and synesthete Kaitlyn Hova.

The support materials include discussion questions, teaching tips, vocabulary words, and an activity to help students better understand synesthesia.

Steamboat Jimmy

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Learn about James Rumsey, the first man to invent the steam powered boat, and the challenges he faced when he demonstrated it for a crowd of people.

Invisible Forces: Ned Kahn

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Sculptor Ned Kahn designs and builds exhibits that explore the patterns of nature, like the beauty of wind and water in motion. His work places the spotlight on the mundane, allowing people to experience and reconnect with the natural world, the parts where nobody looks in their day-to-day life. In this Spark video produced by KQED, go behind the scenes with Kahn and his team of machinists to learn how he creates his work. His exhibits can be seen around San Francisco, including the Exploratorium the SFO BART station. Original air date: April 2003.

Check out the entire collection of KQED SPARK videos here! 

DIY: How to Walk a Tightrope

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In this presentation, Big Apple Circus performer Sara Schwarz shows students interested in the art of tightrope walking how to get started. She discusses daily routines, balance-optimizing exercises, the physics involved in successfully walking the tightrope, and the dedication required to master this art.

A Photographer’s View of Iceland | Icelandic Animals and Scenes and Gudmundson’s Photography

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An Icelander talks about the island nation’s animals and birds and Gudmundson about his photography. Travel to Iceland where the beautiful landscape and friendly people have inspired countless artists, including Wayne Gudmundson, to capture the sights and explore its volcanic majesty.

Microphones | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET's senior audio technician Brent Abshear provides an analysis of different types of microphones and their uses.

Duties as an Audio Technician | Video Production: Behind the Scenes with the Pros

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KET's senior audio technician Brent Abshear talks about the roles of the audio technician.

Architecture 2030

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Learn about efforts to protect the environment by changing the way buildings are planned, designed and constructed.

Turner/Adult Swim | Fast Forward

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Some of television's most popular networks make their home in midtown Atlanta, and Fast Forward went behind the scenes to find out what makes these networks…work. We learned about the creative technology behind them, as well as other aspects of multi-level media. Teachable Moments include an explanation of gravity and how understanding it is essential to a cartoon animator, along with a description of Metadata.

Teachable Moment: Chroma Key | Fast Forward

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Also known as “Green Screen,” Chroma Key isn’t just used by TV weather people. It’s also a great tool for creating special effects in movies and television shows.

Teachable Moment: How Film Works | Fast Forward

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Before making films, we wanted to find out how films work. And that means learning about persistence of vision.

Fox Theatre | Fast Forward

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What makes the fabulous Fox Theatre so fabulous? Great question! And that’s just what we ask the folks who work at the Fox. They answer by giving us an exclusive backstage tour, as well as an on-stage tour, and even an under-the-stage tour. And we tell the “theatrical” story as you’d expect—in 3 acts. By the way, it turns out that part of what makes the Fox so fabulous is their air-conditioning system and their LED lights, both of which we cover in our Teachable Moments.

Architecture & Physics: Background for Educators

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Teachers will learn to help students make the connection between physics and architecture, and to make physics more interesting, with tips and lesson ideas that apply physics to real-life architecture applications.

 

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

How 3D Holograms Work | Physics Girl

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Holograms are photographic recordings of 3D scenes. Unlike a camera, which captures one view through a small viewer focused by a lens, holograms capture an entire light field, which allows them to recreate the 3D scene. Shimmering, 2D projections, like pre-recorded Pepper's ghost illusions, are often confused with 3D holograms.

Meddin Studios | Fast Forward Launch Pad

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It’s true that Georgia is about 2,000 miles from Hollywood, but the film and television industries are much closer. In fact they're right here in Georgia. We talk with the people at Meddin Studios in Savannah to learn why film and television are where you'll find Georgia’s fastest-growing job markets. We also find out exactly what jobs are available, how to get started, and why the folks at Meddin love what they do.

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