Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Exploratorium

Great fun with friends who shared their membership with us; so nice!  We saw just a fraction of it this time, but had a blast.  We were especially impressed with the cardboard art (project ideas for G!), the social experiment section, and the psychological section in which you use facial expressions to test for truth telling.

Cardboard:



In the photos below of one social experiment, random teams work together to punch a red or blue button as many times as possible in 15 minutes.  The point is obviously not the button pushing itself, but the spontaneous loyalties that develop and the energy that competition can fuel, even for a meaningless task.  We quickly got sucked in, as the photos show!

Waiting to start
Getting into it



Laughing hysterically with the effort of beating one another
And these were fun anatomy exhibits:























Then, finally: G drinking from the toilet.  Ew?

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