Art and Science Punks

Art and Science Punks

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Adventures with art, science, technology and sometimes fire


77: Feelings About Goal Planning
Jan 12 • 60 min
This week Kate and Rob discuss goal planning processes, demonstrate one of our activities in the Where Next Journal and talk about when big feelings help with goals. Also: getting stuck in the process of goal planning. Also also: Happy New Year! This…
76: Comparison and Social Posting
Dec 29, 2019 • 47 min
This week Kate and Rob discuss comparison, ups and downs in the social media spaces feeling like you measure up or feeling like you don't measure up. Also: what do we intend to change about our social posting. Also also: super fun to be back even though…
75: Halloween Make Extravaganza
Nov 10, 2019 • 52 min
This week Kate and Rob discuss props and costumes we made for Halloween this year. Also: why not all the projects got finished. Also also: it's good to be back doing the show! This week's art and science picks: one is a creative challenge, the other is…
74: Starting a Business
Oct 8, 2019 • 54 min
This week Kate and Rob discuss starting a business and how it began with Kate training for a 10k run. Also: it's a bit meta that Kate's coaching couples who start businesses. Also also: metaphorical rodeo clown. This week's art and science picks: one…
73: Riding the LEGO Highs
Sep 3, 2019 • 59 min
This week Kate and Rob discuss our experiences playing with LEGO bricks both growing up and as parents with kiddos into LEGOs. Also: how we feel about creativity and LEGO. Also also: buying our latest round of Legos via Mercari. This week's art and…
72: Current Creative Projects
Aug 18, 2019 • 52 min
This week Kate and Rob discuss each of our latest summer projects, with a really good shared project announcement, also 2019 goals check-in. Also: Fish Quest Complete. Also also: we are clearly nerdy punks for enjoying all this goal talk. This week's art…
71: Fish Quest and Solar Oven
Jul 28, 2019 • 48 min
This week Kate and Rob discuss making decisions about pets and animal companions. Also: a quest for a fish has begun. Also also: making a solar oven is a fun craft that's less dangerous than it sounds. This week's art and science picks: one about toasting…
70: Summertime Memories
Jul 8, 2019 • 54 min
This week Kate and Rob discuss nostalgic summer fun and what they do as a family for new summer experiences that hopefully the kiddos will look back with their own nostalgia. Also they ask about one another's Summer-jam-tunes. Also also: imperfection, not…
69: Enthusiasm for Outer Space
Jun 16, 2019 • 54 min
This week Kate surprises Rob with the topic of SPACE. Kate and Rob talk about being enthusiasts curious about space, rocketry, interplanetary travel. Why do we explore space? Why was this topic a surprise? It's all in the show. This week's art and science…
68: Where Do I Write Stuff Down?
Jun 3, 2019 • 52 min
Kate and Rob talk about how Kate wants to find a new note taking tool, what she's currently using and how she'd like it to be better. Rob has lots of questions. :) This week's art and science picks: one is a brief podcast and the other about charming…
67: Comics
May 11, 2019 • 50 min
Kate and Rob talk about Kate's comics, what caught our interest in being comic readers, making comics, and attending Free Comic Book Day. This week's art and science picks: one is an algorithm making music and the other about bees. Related Links and…
66: Planning Mind
Apr 23, 2019 • 44 min
Kate and Rob talk about Kate's ideas, tips, and overall style of planning in what might become a multi part series. This time we focus on how she plans a travel event for and with the family. This week's art and science picks: one is a trusted office…
65: Water Parks
Apr 2, 2019 • 51 min
Kate and Rob talk about our experiences with water slides, some impressive water slides around the world, and science about water slides. Also: how it's difficult to traverse the house without surprising Kate. This week's art and science picks: one is a…
64: Cool Kits
Mar 7, 2019 • 45 min
Kate and Rob talk about two creative play and learning kits: Nintendo Labo and Adafruit's AdaBox. This week's art and science picks: one helps clean up messes the other makes random shapes. Related Links and Resources AdaBox Nintendo Labo AdaBox 007…
63: Home Automation Revisited
Feb 11, 2019 • 41 min
Kate and Rob talk about some home automation projects we've tried with varying results. This week's art and science picks: one helps clean up messes the other makes random shapes. Related Links and Resources Kate's Science Pick: her recipe for home-made…
62: Polar Vortex
Feb 3, 2019 • 44 min
Kate and Rob talk about craft projects and experiments we tried while staying warm during the polar vortex influenced extra cold weather. This week's art and science picks: one is a space snowperson, the other is a craft project with many uses. Related…
61: Stuff We Try
Jan 20, 2019 • 34 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob talk about some craft/science projects we've tried and haven't shared on the show. Also: we look up how to say "just kidding" in Russian. Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this…
60: Making Goal Planning Supportive and Fun
Dec 30, 2018 • 60 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob talk about why do we do goal planning and what makes the process successful. As we reflect we ask questions like: What makes the year successful? How much prep is needed? Is prep needed? Is it fun? For…
59: Connecting and Reconnecting
Dec 2, 2018 • 48 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob talk about connection, not only connection to friends and family (as is the season) but connection to projects, past passions, hobbies that you may have put down for a while. What are your favorite…
58: Hand Made Gifts
Nov 19, 2018 • 46 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob talk about making gifts by hand, why we got into that, some of the projects that went well and others that didn't. Some projects we pick are a bit ambitious given our current skills or time available.…
57: Halloween!
Nov 1, 2018 • 46 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob talk about their favorite Halloween things choosing a movie, story, costume (that you have worn, that you have seen), song, haunted house gimmik, decoration, and more. Kate and Rob also share an art…
56: Revisiting Skepticism
Oct 22, 2018 • 41 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob talk about a fun list of science myths, some they thought might be true and why. It's a continuation of the Baloney conversation from episode 23! Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick…
55: A Wild InstaPot Appears
Oct 16, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob talk about what we forshadowed in recent episodes: Kate's adventures with the InstaPot, some things she's made with it, and how it's fairly old technology in a new package. Kate and Rob also share an…
54: Encouragement
Sep 28, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob talk about what encouragement looks like to us, parts of encouragement, how it might be just the right thing to share with someone or feel like unwelcome pressure. Kate and Rob also share an art pick…
53: Super Grown Up and Back to School
Sep 9, 2018 • 54 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss ways we prepare to learn new things, growth mindset, kids going back to school and how Kate thinks the sun's corona is inherently funny. Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick…
52: Fermenting and Geodes
Aug 27, 2018 • 45 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss a couple of recent experiments: coloring geodes and fermenting cabbage. Discover along with us which experiment looked and/or smelled according to plan. Kate and Rob also share an art pick and…
51: Summer 2018 Check In
Aug 6, 2018 • 46 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss projects we've been up to since our previous podcast episode and talk about how we celebrated Summer Solstice. Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is about the…
50: Keeping the Creative Spark Alive
Dec 11, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss ways we each keep our creative sparks going. We start with exploring what happens when that spark goes dim and explore further ways each of us use to bring it back. Along the way, Kate puts…
49: Storytelling for All
Dec 4, 2017 • 37 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss how we use storytelling as a useful and fun way to connect as a family. Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is about something human made flying through space;…
48: Art and Science Gift Giving Ideas
Nov 29, 2017 • 33 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob share and discuss art and science picks we're excited about. Lots of reasonably priced family creative all-ages activities and products with one fairly expensive exception. Related Links and Resources…
47: Everyone Can Draw
Nov 21, 2017 • 40 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate interviews Rob about his belief that the ability to draw is something available to most anyone. Beyond that, drawing is incredibly useful especially when representing concepts with simple shapes. Kate and Rob…
46: Misunderstanding Science
Nov 13, 2017 • 35 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss a science misunderstanding by way of a recent Twitter post that mixes photos from Nasa spacecraft with something made for television. Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this…
45: Creative Discipline and Keeping Going
Nov 7, 2017 • 44 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss process and tools that help with creative process. And delve into useful stages of effort, mindsets, messing it up and getting back to it. Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick…
44: Winter Art Supply Preparedness
Oct 30, 2017 • 28 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss what kinds of supplies we'd like to have on hand as the weather changes. Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is watercoloring related, the other is a handy…
43: Learning and Games
Oct 24, 2017 • 34 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss day-to-day encounters we turn into games and what we try to learn along the way. Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one about a ground breaking researcher, the…
42: Family Computing Literacy
Oct 17, 2017 • 38 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss what we think of as useful and fun computer literacy for our family. Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one (set of picks) is about detailed coloring books, the…
41: The Operation Game
Oct 10, 2017 • 33 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss a family make project inspired by a Make Magazine article and the classic board game Operation. Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is a handy office supply,…
40: This Week in Science from a Tetris-shaped Room
Oct 3, 2017 • 35 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss situations from this week where we learned something about science. Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is about quilting, the other about understanding the…
39: Girl Time Engineering Event and the Importance of Encouraging
Sep 26, 2017 • 35 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss our families recent adventure visiting a girls in engineering event and talk about the importance of creating awareness of the need for more women in STEM fields. Kate and Rob also share an art…
38: Asking About Inspiration as a System
Sep 19, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob ask each other what and who inspires us and think about inspiration as a system. Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one is about cotton candy, the other about sound…
37: Myths and Misconceptions
Sep 12, 2017 • 38 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss a few of our favorite myths and misconceptions based on an interesting infographic of 100 debunked claims. Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week: one as Juno NASA…
36: Excited About Being Bored
Sep 4, 2017 • 33 min
We're back! In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob begin Season 2 talking about being bored as a situation, a feeling, and unpack some ideas and assumptions Rob has about not ever feeling bored. Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a…
35: Hot Rocks and Summer Check-in
Aug 8, 2017 • 29 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob reflect on a recent camping trip and talk about upcoming Season 2 of the podcast. Related Links and Resources Art and Science Punks on Twitter (@artsciencepunks) Art and Science Punks…
34: Art and Science Punks Season One Finale
Jul 2, 2017 • 28 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss "seasoning" the podcast, some of the approach and benefits of adding a seasonal flow to a project. Kate and Rob also share an art pick and a science pick this week one about learning more about…
33: Kicking it with a Summer Bucket List
Jun 25, 2017 • 44 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob explore some ups, downs, uses of and examples on their Summer "bucket list". They also ask: why even have such a list, isn't it a high pressure thing to have? Kate and Rob also explore an art pick and…
32: Going to an Iron Maiden Concert
Jun 19, 2017 • 29 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss the experience of being at an Iron Maiden concert and thinking through the logistics of bringing kids to such an event. Kate and Rob also explore an art pick and a science pick this week one…
31: Music Instruments and Implements
Jun 12, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss a range of musical experiences, some musical influences and origins of their interests, and music instruments we keep nearby. Also: ear-worm-thunderdome. Kate and Rob also explore an art pick…
30: Exploring the Mini Maker Faire
Jun 5, 2017 • 33 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss things we found and hoped we'd find at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Mini Maker Faire. Kate and Rob also explore an art pick and a science pick this week: a comic with perspective on saying sorry…
29: Sci-fi Gadget Optimism
May 28, 2017 • 30 min
Related Links and Resources Rob's Science Pick: The One Thing Parents Can Do to Make Mornings Smoother, According to Science - Parent Co. Kate's Art Pick: Better Than Salt Dough {Homemade Clay for Ornaments or Handprints} - Tips from a Typical Mom Art and…
28: Why Try Again
May 22, 2017 • 35 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss examples of trying again with creative projects and the workings of what trying again means for them. Kate and Rob also explore an art pick and a science pick this week: a video game wherein…
27: Relevant Elephant
May 14, 2017 • 51 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss "Stuff You Feel Like You Should Know" ranging from psychology to coding to more than one spoken language and reading music. Kate and Rob also explore an art pick and a science pick this week…
26: Free Comic Book Day and Comics Reflection
May 7, 2017 • 57 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss our experiences reading, making, and sharing comics with our family. Kate and Rob also explore an art pick and science pick for some fun and useful resources: making minicomics and a flower…
25: Making Amongst Clutter
May 1, 2017 • 50 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks Kate and Rob discuss making progress on creative projects when there's stuff in the way. Along the way we discuss how the path blocking stuff can take many forms. Kate and Rob also explore an art pick and science…
24: Playing with Purpose
Apr 23, 2017 • 48 min
Is play as an activity inherently purposeful? In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss play: playing in different contexts to relax, to be challenged, and to be inspired to make stuff. Kate and Rob also explore an art pick and…
23: Baloney
Apr 16, 2017 • 55 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss something Carl Sagan wrote "The Baloney Detection Kit" which summarizes critical thinking, skepticism, and scientific method. Kate and Rob also explore an art pick and science pick for some…
22: Science Everywhere Spring Break Episode
Apr 10, 2017 • 18 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss that while we may not be experts on Sand Dollar sea creatures or physics of airplanes: that doesn't stop us from being curious and doing some online research as we ask questions with our…
21: Enjoying Creative Projects From Recent Times
Apr 4, 2017 • 32 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob reflect on recent creative projects we found fun and worthwhile and why. Then Kate and Rob explore an art pick and science pick, as is our approach of late. Related Links and Resources Bill & Ted's…
20: The Sleep Show, Also Pie
Mar 26, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss the more challenging parts of balancing passion projects, work, and family. Sleep emerges as a major thread through exploring recharging, creative projects, and other recharging activities.…
19: Game Design for Teamwork and Hustle
Mar 20, 2017 • 46 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss using game design as a way to give ourselves feedback on our own tasks, goals, and when we're coaching our kids. That's an experiment we call "teamwork and hustle" or "let's try this to see if…
18: A Sad Lego Shack
Mar 13, 2017 • 41 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss Legos, learning through step-by-step paint by numbers style instructions like those included in modern Lego sets, and futher ask: how do those instructions help learning or get in the way of…
17: Picking a New Thing to Make and a Tool for the Job
Mar 6, 2017 • 38 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob explore how we picked the Silhouette Cameo cutter and how that started with wanting to make things with something called the Glowforge. Kate and Rob also explore the research that led to the leap from…
16: Racecars and Passion Projects
Feb 27, 2017 • 39 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss our recent Pinewood Derby experience and also explore what might be different when a side project's effort goes by slowly vs. when time disappears. Related Links and Resources LIA Cast 110 -…
15: Super Kanban, Super Kanban
Feb 20, 2017 • 33 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob talk about recent experiences using digital and physical Kanban boards as part of family collaboration and communication. Related Links and Resources Art Pick: Zipper Pouch Tutorial from See Kate Sew!…
14: Toothfairy Spoiler
Feb 13, 2017 • 34 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss how Kate plans and facilitates kids activities ranging from hosting families at a gathering to tabling at an event like Game Dev Day. Related Links and Resources Art Pick: Easy Tooth Fairy…
13: Purpose and Sandwiches: Exploring Effective Critque
Feb 6, 2017 • 38 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss critiquing in a variety of contexts, from ourselves and others in professional situations, to coaching, teaching, and working with kids. Related Links and Resources Art Pick: Doodle Monsters……
12: Encouragement and Sinking Oranges
Jan 30, 2017 • 41 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss a few perspectives on encouragement from self to family and to collaborators. Also: follow-up on the sink/float experiment from episode 10. Related Links and Resources Super Why Unity 3d Self…
11: Leaky Ambitions and Mermaid Tails
Jan 23, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss tiling and reframing to learn something new when you're already feeling at capacity. Related Links and Resources Mindset - the Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck I Know How She Does it: How…
10: Design Thinking
Jan 16, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss using Design Thinking as a way to create and try alternatives when we're feeling stuck. Also: an art pick and science pick as a way to share fun, useful, and interesting resources! Related…
9: Salt Crystal Tree and Making a Font
Jan 9, 2017 • 27 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss trying a salt crystal science kit that worked as good as the picture on the box and making a font from your own handwriting. Related Links and Resources Crystal Growing Discovery Set at…
8: Emotions + Data for Goal Planning - Part 2
Jan 1, 2017 • 40 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob continue discussing goal planning, moving from reflecting on to the actual sketching, mapping, and setting goals. Also: what is the difference between goals and New Years resolutions? Related Links…
7: Emotions+Data for Goal Planning - Part 1 - Reflection
Dec 19, 2016 • 23 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss reflecting back on a year and dig into why and how we approach that sort of reflection. Related Links and Resources Lean Into Art - Various Episodes Emphasizing Reflection Making an Experience…
6: Winter Solstice
Dec 12, 2016 • 30 min
In this episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss winter holidays and in particular Winter Solstice ritual and science. Related Links and Resources Winter Solstice Solstice a Cause for Celebration Since Ancient Times Winter Solstice Activity…
5: Curated Crates Curiosities
Dec 6, 2016 • 37 min
In this episode of the Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss a new surprise question about the holidays, and our main topic about different subscription crates we've tried, encountered, and considered. Related links and resources: Kiwi Crate Koala…
4: Learning Experiments
Nov 26, 2016 • 32 min
In this fourth episode of Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss this podcast as a new project, the Art Soundoff challenge, and our approach to experiments at home and in our creative work. Related Links and Resources Art and Science Punks on Twitter…
3: Exploring Home Automation
Nov 20, 2016 • 26 min
In this episode of the Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss recent tech we are trying in our home, a new surprise question about what tech we're coveting at the moment. Life Long Learning Security Now Podcast Code-a-pillar Robo Rally board game…
2: Sewing Critique and Raspberry Pi Case
Nov 12, 2016 • 32 min
In this episode of the Art and Science Punks, Kate and Rob discuss a variety of topics ranging from our last names, Art Soundoff, and considering what we are critiquing in order to improve in our creative work. Jerzy Drozd Art Soundoff Lean Into Art…
1: Spinning and Carving
Nov 4, 2016 • 21 min
In this premier episode of the Art and Science Punks Rob explains how he engineered a game spinner for a missing piece of a board game and Kate shares her love of pumpkin carving.