Arts & Culture

1:33pm

Mon January 12, 2015
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music : The Tropics

The music you’re hearing is by a San Francisco band called The Tropics. They came upon their name while listening to one of their own songs, “one that suggested the feel of a luau.” 

The Tropics will be warming things up on Friday (01.16) at The Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco. The show starts about 9pm.

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11:14am

Mon January 12, 2015
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? January 10, 2015

Poster designed by R Black

This week is Audiograph's birthday! To celebrate, we're giving out a special prize to the superfan who can correctly identify the most sounds in this week's special Audiograph sonic collage. We've drawn from two years of sonic clues recorded all over the Bay Area to create this auditory feast of signature sounds for you to solve.

Remember, if you're a dedicated listener, these are all sounds you've heard before. Whoever gets the most right wins our awesome anniversary prize! 

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8:18am

Mon January 12, 2015
Arts & Culture

Author focuses on NorCal photography pioneers

Mary Alinder, author

How many times have you appeared on camera today? How about this week? Cameras are so woven into daily American life that it’s difficult to imagine a time when people didn’t constantly carry numerous image-capturing devices in their pockets, or walk past countless security cameras.  

Images from a camera – a mere mechanical box -- certainly weren’t considered art in the early days of photography.  That changed dramatically when a handful of photographers met in Oakland in the fall of 1932. They called themselves Group f.64.

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8:16pm

Sun January 11, 2015
Minds Over Matter 1/11/2015

Minds Over Matter

On the January 11, 2015 edition of Minds Over Matter, our panel consists of Dana Rodriguez and Gerry Nachman.

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1:23pm

Fri January 9, 2015
Arts & Culture

99% Invisible: Vexillonaire

This episode of 99% is from Nov. 11, 2014.

Here’s a trick: if you want to design a kickass flag, start by drawing a one-by-one-and-a half inch rectangle on a piece of paper.

A design at these dimensions held 15 inches from your eye looks about the same as a three-by-five foot flag on a flagpole a hundred feet away.....

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