Celebrate innovation and the creative spirit with a sampling of creations from the maker movement. See original Maker Faire projects up-close in the Piazza, including the towering stalagmites of Glow Cathedral, pieces by Applied Kinetic Arts and an interactive Dancing Robot who will play songs of your choice, jukebox-style.
Get in on the action and make your own “freak flag” at the Fly Your Freak Flag High craft table. Be dazzled by the storytelling of puppeteer Dax Tran-Caffee and his mechanical creati...
ons made from second-hand materials. Take Purin Phanichphant’s challenge to create your own four-letter-word with his interactive art installation and social experiment.
At the Project Lab, learn about the “makers” of the animal kingdom, and temporarily turn your cell phone camera into a diagnostic-quality microscope using UC Berkeley’s Cellscope equipment. In the planetarium, a special treat for all three shows: Spontaneous Fantasia, a live digital performance by multimedia artist J-Walt who uses computer graphics to bring paintings to life. The result is an improvised real-time, immersive animated movie that unfolds before your eyes, incorporating elements of animation, theater, dance, painting, sculpture, music, architecture, and interactive art.
Music by Dr. Sleep.
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NightLife takes place Thursday nights (6-10pm) at the California Academy of Sciences. Music, Creatures and Cocktails. 21+