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Universe of Art
Universe of Art
Science Friday and WNYC Studios

Meet artists who use science to bring their creations to the next level.

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Episodes

Three Universe of Art listeners tell us about their science-inspired art

For Universe of Art's one year birthday, listeners share their science-inspired poems, sound art, and collages.

14 May 2024 · 12 minutes
Using motion capture tech to make TV shows for deaf children

A lab at Gallaudet University is creating television shows with signing characters to increase literacy in both English and ASL.

30 Apr 2024 · 17 minutes
This documentary explores the loneliness of a Mars mission

In a new documentary, NASA psychologists try to find solutions for the mental health challenges of a three-year trip to... more

16 Apr 2024 · 12 minutes
Breaking down the physics behind ‘3 Body Problem’

The science advisor for the Netflix adaptation breaks down the physics in the show.

02 Apr 2024 · 10 minutes
Could life exist on a planet like Arrakis from 'Dune'?

A planetary scientist compares Arrakis to real planets and analyzes whether life could exist on such a sandy, scorching-hot world.

19 Mar 2024 · 12 minutes
Meet the comedians bringing a sense of humor to science

How do you integrate science into standup comedy? Comedians Chuck Nice, Kasha Patel, and Kyle Marian Viterbo tell us how.

05 Mar 2024 · 32 minutes
How gamification has crept into school, work, and fitness

Game developer and author Adrian Hon explains the consequences of allowing gaming principles to creep into so many corners of... more

20 Feb 2024 · 17 minutes
Why a robotics professor writes Black STEM romance novels

Dr. Carlotta Berry writes romance novels about Black women in the sciences to encourage more people to go into the... more

06 Feb 2024 · 9 minutes
Let's take a field trip!

We’re checking out two museum exhibitions: one exploring our history with genetic modification of pigs, and another envisioning potential positive... more

23 Jan 2024 · 15 minutes
Why a scientist made a graphic novel about understanding physics

In “The Dialogues,” a graphic novel by theoretical physicist Clifford Johnson, the superheroes are scientists—and they’ll teach you a thing... more

09 Jan 2024 · 29 minutes
Universe of Art
Three Universe of Art listeners tell us about their science-inspired art
Universe of Art