After Dark: Dangerous Ideas and Collisions

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Start Date: 2017-10-05
End Date: 2017-10-05
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Phone: 4155284360

Location: Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street), San Francisco, 94111, United States


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Grab your friends and a drink and get immersed in everything from a pitch-black dome to a fog bridge, a large-scale kaleidoscope, dazzling light displays, mind-bending mirrors, and more. Or savor adults-only programming featuring unique guest speakers, great music, specialty films, and one-of-a-kind activities. It will change how you think about the world around you. But don’t take our word for it—see for yourself.


Dangerous Ideas

6:00–10:00 p.m.


“Can we plan for the unintended consequences of our actions?”

World Economic Forum, Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2016


What happens when ideas evolve into tools we use to navigate the world? Whether fixed into ideologies or found roaming the outskirts of social order, ideas rarely seem to end where they begin. Follow the trajectories of these explosive ideas, and explore their actual and potential consequences.




the bomb

7:00 p.m. DJ Set with The Acid’s Adam Freeland and Steve Nalepa

8:00 p.m. Screening

9:00 p.m. Conversation with Filmmakers Kevin Ford and Eric Schlosser

Kanbar Forum


Incarceration in America

With Craig Haney

7:00 p.m. / Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio


The Story of Text

With Paul Dancstep

7:30 p.m. / Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery


Police Surveillance 

With Tessa D’Arcangelew, ACLU

8:00 p.m. / Phyllis C. Wattis Webcast Studio


Editing DNA 

With Jonathan Kotula

8:30 p.m. / Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery


Harm Reduction in San Francisco

With Adam Butler and Terry Morris, San Francisco AIDS Foundation

6:30–9:30 p.m. / East Gallery




Orwell: Keeping an Eye on You

By Osmotic Studios

6:00–10:00 p.m. / Bernard and Barbro Osher West Gallery


Superstition Obstacle Course

6:30–9:30 p.m. / Bernard and Barbro Osher West Gallery


Moral Machine

By MIT Media Lab

6:00–10:00 p.m. / South Gallery


Airing Your Dirty Laundry

6:00–10:00 p.m. / Bechtel Central Gallery

Registration Information




General: USD 15

Members; Free for Lab Members: USD 10

Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome Available for Purchase Onsite: USD 10


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