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Monday, March 07, 2005

Wrath of Kahn



NPR ran a story this morning on Ned Kahn, a sculptor who creates science-based art for science and childrens museums. He started out working for an exhibit company that made displays for the museum, but in his spare time, he started making his own work. The article made the work sound fascinating, and when I checked their website, the pieces looked fascinating as well. The NPR piece tells a story about how Mr. Kahn usually gets his ideas from grilling scientists about their work...but in one instance, he was showing a piece to some scientists that demonstrated similarities between water waves and gusts of wind. The scientists had no idea--the inspiration flows both ways. Check out Ned Kahn's great website, his page on the Exploratorium website, and the NPR piece.

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