Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
A place to explore and tinker, the Exploratorium has moved from the beautiful Palace of Fine arts, to further expand its’ audience, and relocated to historic Pier 15th. On Friday, April 13th, the Exploratorium is having a kick-off party. Attendees include those who have made generous contributions to the cause. RKI is pleased to be creating a lounge for the party. Our theme, Modern Interaction, captures the heart of the Exploratorium in a modern setting. Our lounge is a self-aware, moving, playful environment to explore and tinker. With the much appreciated and talented help of Dr. Mark Horowitz ( http://www-vlsi.stanford.edu/~horowitz/bio.htm ) and Steven Ball, a talented Stanford grad student, our lounge is an abstract, artistic physics simulation, such as falling objects, swirling fluid, or simulated smoke. Walking or waving hands in front of the display perturbs the simulation, as if the participant was moving, for example, the falling objects. Furniture, donated by B&B Italia in San Francisco, is sleek, modern and colorful.