Art and Science Punks

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

79 episodes of Art and Science Punks since the first episode, which aired on November 4th, 2016.

  • Episode 31: Music Instruments and Implements

    June 12th, 2017  |  45 mins 46 secs
    art, craft, data, family, music, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss a range of musical experiences, some musical influences and origins of their interests, and music instruments we keep nearby. Also: ear-worm-thunderdome.

    Kate and Rob also explore an art pick and a science pick this week: an article on meaning + data for decisions and a book of open-ended art exploration projects.

  • Episode 30: Exploring the Mini Maker Faire

    June 5th, 2017  |  33 mins 54 secs
    art, comics, crafts, creativity, family, makerfaire, makers, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss things we found and hoped we'd find at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Mini Maker Faire.

    Kate and Rob also explore an art pick and a science pick this week: a comic with perspective on saying sorry and DIY kinetic sand.

  • Episode 29: Sci-fi Gadget Optimism

    May 28th, 2017  |  30 mins 13 secs
    art, crafts, creativity, family, science, scifi

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss a few gadgets from our favorite sci-fi stories. A light topic by design.

    Kate and Rob also explore an art pick and a science pick this week: an article summarizing some scientific findings and a different article with a cool art project.

  • Episode 28: Why Try Again

    May 22nd, 2017  |  35 mins 26 secs
    art, comics, crafts, creativity, family, science, videogames

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss examples of trying again with creative projects and the workings of what trying again means for them.

    Kate and Rob also explore an art pick and a science pick this week: a video game wherein you make video games and solar panels.

  • Episode 27: Relevant Elephant

    May 14th, 2017  |  51 mins 53 secs
    art, coding, crafts, creativity, family, music, psychology, science, sewing

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss "Stuff You Feel Like You Should Know" ranging from psychology to coding to more than one spoken language and reading music.

    Kate and Rob also explore an art pick and a science pick this week related to coding+hardware and sewing.

  • Episode 26: Free Comic Book Day and Comics Reflection

    May 7th, 2017  |  57 mins 26 secs
    art, comics, crafts, creativity, family, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss our experiences reading, making, and sharing comics with our family.

    Kate and Rob also explore an art pick and science pick for some fun and useful resources: making minicomics and a flower color changing experiment.

  • Episode 25: Making Amongst Clutter

    May 1st, 2017  |  50 mins 28 secs
    art, astronomy, crafts, creativity, family, learning, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss making progress on creative projects when there's stuff in the way. Along the way we discuss how the path blocking stuff can take many forms.

    Kate and Rob also explore an art pick and science pick for some fun and useful resources to explore: a way to hang art projects and an interesting shape on a relatively nearby planet.

  • Episode 24: Playing with Purpose

    April 23rd, 2017  |  48 mins 40 secs
    art, creativity, play, psychology, science

    Is play as an activity inherently purposeful?

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss play: playing in different contexts to relax, to be challenged, and to be inspired to make stuff.

    Kate and Rob also explore an art pick and science pick for some fun and useful resources to explore drawing with AI and Earth Day.

  • Episode 23: Baloney

    April 16th, 2017  |  55 mins 18 secs
    art, creativity, criticalthinking, data, family, learning, science, skepticism

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss something Carl Sagan wrote "The Baloney Detection Kit" which summarizes critical thinking, skepticism, and scientific method.

    Kate and Rob also explore an art pick and science pick for some fun and useful resources to explore data and drawing.

  • Episode 22: Science Everywhere Spring Break Episode

    April 10th, 2017  |  18 mins 46 secs
    art, crafts, creativity, family, research, science, technology

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss that while we may not be experts on Sand Dollar sea creatures or physics of airplanes: that doesn't stop us from being curious and doing some online research as we ask questions with our little ones.

    Then Kate and Rob explore an art pick and science pick...

  • Episode 21: Enjoying Creative Projects From Recent Times

    April 3rd, 2017  |  32 mins 53 secs
    art, collaboration, creativity, critique, family, feedback, learning, productivity, psychology, reaction, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob reflect on recent creative projects we found fun and worthwhile and why. Then Kate and Rob explore an art pick and science pick, as is our approach of late.

  • Episode 20: The Sleep Show, Also Pie

    March 26th, 2017  |  45 mins 35 secs
    art, crafts, creativity, data visualization, family, reframing, science, sleep, support system, videogames

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss the more challenging parts of balancing passion projects, work, and family. Sleep emerges as a major thread through exploring recharging, creative projects, and other recharging activities. Also: reframing strategies. Also: pie chart metaphors.

  • Episode 19: Game Design for Teamwork and Hustle

    March 20th, 2017  |  46 mins 29 secs
    art, coaching, creativity, design, family, feedback, gamedesign, games, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss using game design as a way to give ourselves feedback on our own tasks, goals, and when we're coaching our kids. That's an experiment we call "teamwork and hustle" or "let's try this to see if this makes our morning routine suck less". As we do, we wrap up the show with an art pick and science pick of things we've found fun and useful.

  • Episode 18: A Sad Lego Shack

    March 13th, 2017  |  41 mins 23 secs
    art, coding, creativity, learning, legos, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss Legos, learning through step-by-step paint by numbers style instructions like those included in modern Lego sets, and futher ask: how do those instructions help learning or get in the way of creativity?

  • Episode 17: Picking a New Thing to Make and a Tool for the Job

    March 6th, 2017  |  38 mins 24 secs
    art, crafts, creativity, data, family, food, learning, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob explore how we picked the Silhouette Cameo cutter and how that started with wanting to make things with something called the Glowforge. Kate and Rob also explore the research that led to the leap from one tool to the next.

  • Episode 16: Racecars and Passion Projects

    February 27th, 2017  |  39 mins 57 secs
    art, creativity, family, flow, learning, primus, psychology, racecar, science, sewing, sideproject

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss our recent Pinewood Derby experience and also explore what might be different when a side project's effort goes by slowly vs. when time disappears.