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 47: Everyone Can Draw

    November 21st, 2017  |  Season 2  |  40 mins 53 secs
    art, creativity, design, drawing, programming, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate interviews Rob about his belief that the ability to draw is something available to most anyone. Beyond that, drawing is incredibly useful especially when representing concepts with simple shapes.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is a little programmable robot; the other is a font.

  • Episode 46: Misunderstanding Science

    November 13th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  35 mins 34 secs
    art, clay, science, space

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss a science misunderstanding by way of a recent Twitter post that mixes photos from Nasa spacecraft with something made for television.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is handy clay to have at home; the other is a set of font guides.

  • Episode 45: Creative Discipline and Keeping Going

    November 7th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  44 mins 39 secs
    art, creativity, learning, process, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss process and tools that help with creative process. And delve into useful stages of effort, mindsets, messing it up and getting back to it.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is an artist's memoir; the other is about some really tough snails.

  • Episode 44: Winter Art Supply Preparedness

    October 30th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  28 mins 59 secs
    art, art supplies, crafts, creativity, research

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss what kinds of supplies we'd like to have on hand as the weather changes.

    Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is watercoloring related, the other is a handy guide to research.

  • 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!