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News, The Snitch Modern-Day Rube Goldberg Gets the Ball(s) Rolling With Hypnotic Mecahanical Art Puzzle

Modern-Day Rube Goldberg Gets the Ball(s) Rolling With Hypnotic Mecahanical Art Puzzle

Aaron Geman tried to wheel his "Mechanical Puzzle Prototype" into the San Francisco alley surreptitiously, but it was too late. He was spotted and, before he could utter a word in protest, a dozen guests at a wedding being…
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Calendar, Night&Day Robots and Social Systems

Robots and Social Systems

Professor Ken Goldberg, of UC Berkeley, plays games with robots. Like his namesake, Rube Goldberg, he's interested in complex connections that lead to a simple outcome. At this talk, sponsored by Down to a Science (www.sciencecafesf.com), Goldberg explains the connection…
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"Say Hello to Neverending": Paintings by Tara Foley

San Francisco artist Tara Foley's acrylic paintings resemble illustrations for one of those "how everything works" children's science books. You know: the ones that sketch out the innards of men and buildings, or diagram the cycles of the ocean currents.…
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