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 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.

  • Episode 15: Super Kanban, Super Kanban

    February 20th, 2017  |  33 mins 23 secs
    art, collaboration, creativity, family, kanban, learning, productivity, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob talk about recent experiences using digital and physical Kanban boards as part of family collaboration and communication.

  • Episode 14: Toothfairy Spoiler

    February 13th, 2017  |  34 mins 24 secs
    art, creativity, family, learning, productivity, psychology, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss how Kate plans and facilitates kids activities ranging from hosting families at a gathering to tabling at an event like Game Dev Day.

  • Episode 13: Purpose and Sandwiches: Exploring Effective Critque

    February 6th, 2017  |  38 mins 5 secs
    art, collaboration, creativity, critique, family, feedback, learning, productivity, psychology, reaction, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss critiquing in a variety of contexts, from ourselves and others in professional situations, to coaching, teaching, and working with kids.

  • Episode 12: Encouragement and Sinking Oranges

    January 30th, 2017  |  41 mins 53 secs
    art, coding, encouragement, experiments, gamedesign, learning, psychology, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss a few perspectives on encouragement from self to family and to collaborators. Also: follow-up on the sink/float experiment from episode 10.