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How the Civil War Got Its Start

Smithsonian Channel
On December 20th, 1860, South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union. From: CIVIL WAR 360: The Confederacy

Artlab Minute 2-19-13

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Day 3: The perfect sediment

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Investigators Turn to a Ship’s Crew to Find Elusive Answers

Smithsonian Channel
The inquest into the December 28, 2014 fire aboard the Norman Atlantic has begun and investigators have failed to pinpoint where and why the fire started. Their best hope of finding answers lies with the crew. From the Series: Disasters at Sea: Firefight

Dropped Like a Bomb

National Air and Space Museum
The X-1 was flown up to 7620 meters (25,000 ft) in the bomb bay of a modified Boeing B-29 bomber before it was released. This saved the X-1’s fuel. Download our free GO FLIGHT app for more stories like this one! Credits: Select archival material provided by NASA, U.S. Air Force, Boeing, and Scaled Composites

Yeongkyu Yoo, Cloudandco - PLAY Interactive Light Demo

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
#emergent, #3D-printing, #glass, #vessel This video is featured in the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, on view at the museum February - August 2016. Explore the Beauty exhibition online at About: Yeongkyu Yoo established cloudandco in 2010 to deliver his pared-down aesthetic to a commercial market. PLAY1 (2015) is a light controlled by a small cube: shaking or turning the cube changes the light’s color and brightness; placing the cube on the base recharges it. PLAY2 (2015), controlled by a cylinder, connects with a smartphone to serve as a projector, light, clock, and more. Video courtesy of cloudandco / Yeongkyu Yoo. Watch hundreds of videos on design and process on the Cooper Hewitt website:

1976 Cadiz, Spain

Human Studies Film Archives
1976—Cadiz: Shipyard This film clip is from Thayer Soule's travelogue, "Spain 1976", archived in the Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution. For more information, view the catalog record: For information on Thayer Soule see SIRIS blog post: ‪

Our America Audio Podcast - Delilah Montoya, "Humane Borders" and "Desire Lines"

Smithsonian American Art Museum
This audio podcast series discusses artworks and themes in the exhibition "Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In this episode, artist Delilah Montoya talks about her photographs "Humane Borders" and "Desire Lines." Artwork:

Cassiopeia A in 60 Seconds (High Definition)

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Cassiopeia A is a supernova remnant found embedded in the constellation that bears its name, which is known as the queen in Greek mythology.

A Quick Look at Archival Images

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Chandra Image Collection (Archives 2018) A platter of cosmic treats from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. From relatively close exploded stars to distant, massive galaxy clusters. Each image blends Chandra data with other telescopes. Creating a colorful medley of light from our Universe. E0102-72.3: The debris from an exploded star. Abell 370: A gigantic galaxy cluster billions of light years away. Messier 8: A region of star formation. Orion Nebula: One of the most famous nebulas in the sky. Messier 33: A spiral galaxy like our own Milky Way. Abell 2744: Where four galaxy clusters collide. Wishing you a very Happy 2019 from the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

ARTLAB+ Mentors Introduce Teen Programming.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
ARTLAB+ is a radically inclusive digital media studio for local teens. Our programs give youth access to professional technology and art, connecting them to artist mentors who build a community of young creators. We develop critical thinkers and engaged citizens who have the marketable technological skills needed to lead the next generation of innovators. - See more at:

Coast Salish (Skokomish) Basket

National Museum of the American Indian
Coast Salish community curator Marilyn Jones discusses the significance of a Skokomish basket with a four winds motif.

1946 Coffee-Based Wood Items -- Costa Rica

Human Studies Film Archives
Coffee-Based Wood Items (Costa Rica) (1946): Dining set made from coffee bush, wood artisan shop, electrical wood working and artistic creations-- SILENT FILM CLIP This film clip is from Thayer Soule's travelogue, "The Road to Panama", archived in the Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution. For more information, view the complete catalog record: For information on Thayer Soule see SIRIS blog post:

Georgia O'Keeffe's New Mexico

Smithsonian Channel
The famous American painter Georgia O'Keeffe found inspiration in New Mexico, repeatedly painting its natural and manmade landmarks. From: AERIAL AMERICA: New Mexico

Artist Respond: A Symposium - Morning Session

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Join us for a day of discussions and lectures on topics related to Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975. A group of distinguished scholars provides insights into how artists of the Vietnam War era sought to engage—with their current moment, with the public sphere,and with politics. Six artists whose work is in the exhibition—including Rupert García, Hans Haacke, and Martha Rosler—also speak, addressing their varied experiences of the war period. Morning Session 9:30 a.m. Stephanie Stebich, Margaret and Terry Stent Director, SAAM Welcome 9:40 a.m. Melissa Ho, exhibition curator, SAAM Introduction 10:15 a.m. Mignon Nixon, professor of modern and contemporary art, University College London 10:45 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Break 11:00 a.m. Chon Noriega, professor, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television director, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center 11:30 a.m. Fred Ritchin, dean emeritus, International Center of Photography 12:00 p.m. Discussion with morning speakers Moderated by independent scholar Katherine Markoski 12:30 p.m. -2:00 p.m. Break for lunch

Cercando un

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
This podcast features Cercando un Ago (1959) by Joan Mitchell.

Artlab MInute 2-7-14

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Artlab Minute 11-15-13

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Teleaport Fight

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Experimenting with pixelation style animation.

Artlab Minute 4-3-13

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Jan 6, 2012-Display.m4v

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
This work was made by 3 students from E. L. Haynes Public Charter School in a workshop called ARTLAB+ Community Design: New Visions. All Photoshop, Powerpoint, and music are original!

Antoine's Destruction Video Poem

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Visual Poem about the 5 senses of Destruction.

Peter Schmelcher, University of Hamburg,"Trilobite Rydberg molecules in external fields"

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Lecture II Part II Peter Schmelcher, University of Hamburg, lecturing during ITAMP/B2 Institute Winter Graduate School on AMO Physics held at the B2 campus in Arizona January 4-12,2014

National Youth Summit on Freedom Summer

National Museum of American History
Recording artist Macklemore invites teachers, students, and anyone interested in the history and legacy of the Civil Rights Movement to register for the National Youth Summit on Freedom Summer. Registration is open for the program on February 5 2014. Visit /
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