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Rachel Connor

Tuning in: The Intersection of Art and Science Through Radio

April 21, 2016

What do a set of keys, a flattened sheet of brass and a pair of shoes have in common? They’re not, as you might think, the subject of some strange riddle but objects included in the exhibition ‘Radio Contact: Tuning in to Politics, Technology and Culture,’ which is curated by Harvard’s Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments (CHSI). ...

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Radio Contact Entrance

Exhibit Opening: Radio Contact: Tuning in to Politics, Technology, & Culture

March 11, 2016

Long before the Internet and television, radio was the medium that informed, entertained, and connected people across cultures and geographic divides. Families gathered together around the living room radio and listened to Franklin Roosevelt’s “fireside chats” and detective dramas like The Shadow. Showcasing extensive radio equipment from the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, the exhibition examines the evolving technology and cultures of listening, tinkering, and broadcasting. Come and tune in to a radio culture and history that is still vibrant and yet...

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Wilson receives science medal from President Richard Nixon in 1973.

Wilson Sculpture welcomed to place of honor before the Putnam Gallery.

October 8, 2015

As part of upcoming renovations to the Science Center's main entrance, Cabot Library, and the Greenhouse Cafe, prominent physicist Robert Wilson's eye-catching sculpture entitled "Topological III" has been moved to a new home in front of CHSI's Putnam Gallery.

Wilson commingled his artistic sensibilities with an impressive career in high-energy physics. As the first director of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)...

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