Adam Sadowsky engineers a viral music video

The band "OK Go" dreamed up the idea of a massive Rube Goldberg machine for their next music video -- and Adam Sadowsky's team was charged with building it. He tells the story of the effort and engineering behind their labyrinthine creation that quickly became...

Gustavo Dudamel leads El Sistema’s top youth orchestra

The Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra contains the best high school musicians from Venezuela's life-changing music program, El Sistema. Led here by Gustavo Dudamel, they play Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10, 2nd movement, and Arturo Márquez' Danzón No. 2....

Mixing Biology with Art

Mixing a passion for biology with a talent for art, senior biology student, Jacqueline Dillard, creates detailed illustrations for local researchers. Recently, one of those illustrations was featured on the September cover of the Journal of Paleontology....

Michael Pawlyn: Using nature’s genius in [+a]rchitecture

How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. At TEDSalon in London, Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun....

Fraser Stoddart: Mingling Art with Science

Just as an interest in art history and topology took Fraser Stoddart into the molecular world of the Borromean Link so did the chance discovery of the molecular Solomon Link, amongst some Borromeates, take him back into the arena of art history. And so the...

Mecanismos – [+a]rt and Music

UC San Diego Academic Connections STE[+a]M Course Title: Building Musical Instruments (Real and Imaginary) Feature Example from Animusic: ...

Theo Jansen – Animaris Rhinoceros

This post was inspired by Weezie H. from Colorado, the Animaris Rhinoceros Transport creation is a type of animal with a steel skeleton and a polyester skin. It looks as if there is a thick layer of sand coating the animal. It weighes 2 tons...