Rita is a multidisciplinary scientist and artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her life's goal is to find new and innovative ways of communicating science to people through workshops, interactive discussions, art, and other media. Currently, she is the Manager of Education at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA, and an adjunct faculty member at ArtCenter College of Design. And she really loves french fries.
April 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 17 mins
bullets, cryo-electron microscopy, forks, haeckel, headphones, hepatitis, how-to, nutraloaf, science, skateboards, sun ra, supermax, t4, tamms, virus, youtube, zika
Rita Blaik is our guest this week! Los Angeles in tha house!
We kick things off with some discussion on design vs art and gender diversity in science. Then we dive into the projects!
Taylor the Chef cooked up some supermax treats to get your mouth watering on some nutraloaf! And he gets dinged in the cheek by a bullet fragment that can't be stopped.
Rita Blaik drops the cryo-electron microscopy science on us! And she shares the wonderful curiosities of Ernst Haeckel and Robert Hooke.
Rob tries to up the fidelity and weirdness on the video he made last week. And he talks about skateboarding... again...
You can check out our projects at http://projects.opposablepodcast.com
Apologies for a few audio quality nuances. It took some psychic surgery to get around some of Rob's microphone problems.
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