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 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.

  • Episode 11: Leaky Ambitions and Mermaid Tails

    January 23rd, 2017  |  47 mins 45 secs
    art, creativity, family, learning, mindset, productivity, psychology, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss tiling and reframing to learn something new when you're already feeling at capacity.

  • Episode 10: Design Thinking

    January 16th, 2017  |  43 mins 16 secs
    animation, art, creativity, design, gamedev, picks, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss using Design Thinking as a way to create and try alternatives when we're feeling stuck. Also: an art pick and science pick as a way to share fun, useful, and interesting resources!

  • Episode 9: Salt Crystal Tree and Making a Font

    January 9th, 2017  |  27 mins 38 secs
    creativity, experiments, fonts, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss trying a salt crystal science kit that worked as good as the picture on the box and making a font from your own handwriting.

  • Episode 8: Emotions + Data for Goal Planning - Part 2

    January 1st, 2017  |  40 mins 42 secs
    art, goals, journal, newyears, planning, reflection, resolutions, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob continue discussing goal planning, moving from reflecting on to the actual sketching, mapping, and setting goals. Also: what is the difference between goals and New Years resolutions?

  • Episode 7: Emotions+Data for Goal Planning - Part 1 - Reflection

    December 19th, 2016  |  23 mins 4 secs
    art, goals, journal, newyears, planning, reflection, resolutions, science

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss reflecting back on a year and dig into why and how we approach that sort of reflection.

  • Episode 6: Winter Solstice

    December 12th, 2016  |  30 mins 56 secs
    art, holidays, science, solstice, winter

    In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss winter holidays and in particular Winter Solstice ritual and science.

  • Episode 5: Curated Crates Curiosities

    December 6th, 2016  |  37 mins
    crafts, crates, experiments, holidays, subscription

    In this episode of the Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss a new surprise question about the holidays, and our main topic about different subscription crates we've tried, encountered, and considered.