Art and Science Punks

Adventures with art, science, technology and sometimes fire

About the show

Join the Art and Science Punks as they reflect on their latest art, science and tech projects, gadgets, and experiments. Rob and Kate are lifelong learners with kids exploring and sharing creativity, sometimes with great success and sometimes with great failure, but always with laughter (and occasionally tears).

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Episodes

  • Episode 43: Learning and Games

    October 24th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  34 mins 28 secs
    creativity, games, learning, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss day-to-day encounters we turn into games and what we try to learn along the way.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one about a ground breaking researcher, the other about a kind and joyful painter.

  • Episode 42: Family Computing Literacy

    October 17th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 1 sec
    art, coding, creativity, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss what we think of as useful and fun computer literacy for our family.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one (set of picks) is about detailed coloring books, the other is a couple picks about fun visual ways to get comfortable with coding.

  • Episode 41: The Operation Game

    October 10th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 46 secs
    creativity, games, maker, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss a family make project inspired by a Make Magazine article and the classic board game Operation.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is a handy office supply, the other is a science humor book.

  • Episode 40: This Week in Science from a Tetris-shaped Room

    October 3rd, 2017  |  Season 2  |  35 mins 22 secs
    creativity, engineering, psychology, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss situations from this week where we learned something about science.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is about quilting, the other about understanding the design techniques that slot machines use.

  • Episode 39: Girl Time Engineering Event and the Importance of Encouraging

    September 26th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  35 mins 46 secs
    creativity, engineering, science, stem

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss our families recent adventure visiting a girls in engineering event and talk about the importance of creating awareness of the need for more women in STEM fields.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is about a medical pioneer, the other about how fun special markers and paper can be.

  • Episode 38: Asking About Inspiration as a System

    September 19th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  42 mins 4 secs
    art, candy, music, science, sound, space

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob ask each other what and who inspires us and think about inspiration as a system.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is about cotton candy, the other about sound waves.

  • Episode 37: Myths and Misconceptions

    September 12th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 54 secs
    ar, art, creativity, myths, nasa, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss a few of our favorite myths and misconceptions based on an interesting infographic of 100 debunked claims.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one as Juno NASA mission follow up and another about a fun augmented reality (AR) experiment.

  • Episode 36: Excited About Being Bored

    September 4th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 58 secs
    art, astronomy, crafts, creativity, psychology, science

    We're back! In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob begin Season 2 talking about being bored as a situation, a feeling, and unpack some ideas and assumptions Rob has about not ever feeling bored.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one about the recent solar eclipse and another about chromatography.

  • Episode 35: Hot Rocks and Summer Check-in

    August 7th, 2017  |  29 mins 21 secs
    art, camping, creativity, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob reflect on a recent camping trip and talk about upcoming Season 2 of the podcast.

  • Episode 34: Art and Science Punks Season One Finale

    July 2nd, 2017  |  28 mins 52 secs
    art, astronomy, coding, creativity, illustration, science, sketching

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss "seasoning" the podcast, some of the approach and benefits of adding a seasonal flow to a project.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week one about learning more about Jupiter's big storm and the others about sketching with code and with drawing by hand.

  • Episode 33: Kicking it with a Summer Bucket List

    June 25th, 2017  |  44 mins 16 secs
    art, goals, science, summer

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob explore some ups, downs, uses of and examples on their Summer "bucket list". They also ask: why even have such a list, isn't it a high pressure thing to have?

    Kate and Rob also explore an art pick and a science pick this week one about a science exhibit and the other about a painting within a painting!

  • Episode 32: Going to an Iron Maiden Concert

    June 18th, 2017  |  29 mins 49 secs
    art, astronomy, creativity, metal, music, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss the experience of being at an Iron Maiden concert and thinking through the logistics of bringing kids to such an event.

    Kate and Rob also explore an art pick and a science pick this week one about a cool NASA project and the other about how awesome books are!

  • 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.