9 minute lesson

The Art, Technology, and Wonder of Filming Wildlife

Have you ever seen a wildlife film? Here’s how they’re able to get those amazing shots.

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4 minute lesson

Dancing with Strangers, Finding Threads of Connection

Matt Bray gets strangers to dance together and get out of there comfort zones to try new things!

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3 minute lesson

The (Actual) Magic of Mona Lisa’s Smile

You might be familiar with Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting the Mona Lisa. But have you ever wondered why it’s so famous? Today, let’s explore the magic behind the famed smile of da Vinci’s masterpiece and learn how the artist combined optics, chemistry, and art to create what some consider the first augmented reality!

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3 minute lesson

Painting with Light

How do you paint with light? This beautiful art form combines photography, sculpture, light, and in this case, Finland’s unique environment and landscapes.

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3 minute lesson

Where Art Meets Athletics

The Sukhishvili dancers are preserving the national culture of Georgia through traditional ballet. These dancers bring athleticism and artistry together.

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12 minute lesson

How Playing Broken Instruments Brought Them Back to Life!

When Philadelphia was left with thousands of broken instruments after budget cuts to school music programs, the community came together to fix the problem by putting on a symphony for a broken orchestra!

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13 minute lesson

How Music Reshapes Our Brains

Music is a human universal and has a deep impact on us. Here’s how music affects our brains and the ways it reshapes us at a fundamental level.

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5 minute lesson

What in the World is a Hexaflexagon

Have you heard of the hexaflexagon? This shape is a fascinating look at what happens when mathematics, creativity, and experimentation combine!

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4 minute lesson

From MIT Engineer to Rockstar

Tom Scholz began his career as an MIT engineer but used his skills and curiosity to start one of the world’s most famous bands, BOSTON. Here’s his story!

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6 minute lesson

Kinetic Sculpture: A Surreal Journey…

The artist Anthony Howe creates incredible works of kinetic sculpture. Harnessing the power of even the softest breezes, his pieces transform before your eyes.

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5 minute lesson

The Artist Who Brought the World Joy One Egg at a Time

The artist Shari Kadar discovered her calling as an artist late in life, but through her passion, she was able to touch the lives of many. Her work spread joy and shared her life story with many.

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3 minute lesson

Meet the Hindu Bagpipers Bringing Cultures Together

What happens when you combine traditional Indian music with the sounds of Scotland? This global band of Hindu bagpipers is breaking the mold when it comes to what cross-cultural collaboration sounds like!

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5 minute lesson

The Beautiful World of Bacteria

What happens when you combine bacteria and art? This artist turned the bacteria of the New York subway system into beautiful works of art!

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8 minute lesson

When Robotics and Music Collide!

Can robots really make music? The musician Jason Barnes would probably say yes, and then blow you away with his cyborg drumming hand. Here’s his story and how music and robots are colliding!

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7 minute lesson

From Trash to Treasure: Copper Art!

Artists in Michoacán, Mexico are working magic with copper scraps by turning them into works of art– the ultimate form of recycling!

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5 minute lesson

Combining Geometry, Science, and Art to Create Crystal Nanoflowers

The natural world is filled with the beauty of geometry. Meet some scientists using chemistry to create crystal nanoflowers that push the limits of nature and explore new frontiers of science.

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