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June 13, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

Around the World at BIO 2019

It seems like you can identify the last time someone was in Philadelphia by how they describe our city. Were they here in the last few years? Chances are they have a pretty good impression of us. Has it been 15 years since their last visit? They have no idea what Philadelphia is capable of.

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June 6, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

‘All Made Light’: Lois Goglia’s Exhibition in Context

In her recent exhibition at Esther Klein Gallery, X-Ray Visions, Lois Goglia presents several interconnected series of works featuring medical imaging as a source for aesthetic investigation. Drawn at first to the conflicted beauty of an x-ray image during a hospital visit, the Connecticut-based artist has continued to explore visual representations of the internal, expanding her practice to incorporate DNA sequencing gels, ultrasounds, and MRI imaging.

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May 30, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

How Philadelphia Became Cellicon Valley: BIO 2019 Sneak Peek

3675 Market Street is a stop on BIO's Philadelphia’s “Cellicon Valley” Ecosystem tour. We had a conversation about the achievements that gave Philadelphia the moniker.

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May 16, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

Finland Meets Philly

Mention to anyone while traveling that you live in Philly, and it’s only a matter of time before you are asked about cheesesteaks, Rocky, Will Smith or something of the sort. While Philadelphia is a town of neighborhoods, each with their own local flavor, it’s worth noting and reminding folks that the first UNESCO World Heritage City in the U.S. has a lot to offer on the global stage.

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May 2, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

3675 Market Street FAQs

There’s a lot happening at 3675. That’s great news for all of us, but there are many partners, people, spaces and missions that can be difficult to keep straight. Here’s a guide to untangling the web.

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April 18, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

Beyond Microscopes and Test Tubes

John McCann, a research associate with CHOP’s Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine and a member of the iSTEM team at CHOP, volunteered by partnering with the Science Center’s FirstHand program to get the students thinking early on about their own career development. CHOP, a supporter of FirstHand through the Science Center’s Ignite Innovation campaign, shares FirstHand’s goal of providing the West Philadelphia community with STEM training and career exposure during the formative middle school and high school years.

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April 4, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

In Search of Meaning: A Recap

A synthesis of painting, printmaking and photography, Patricia Moss Vreeland’s digital prints embrace a collage modality. The layered imagery – often incorporating natural scenes and patterned mark-making – offers a sensory palimpsest, recalling the aestheticized dissonance of late Rauschenberg prints.

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March 21, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

Philadelphia Amplified: A Recap of our Time at SXSW

SXSW is an exercise in endurance, an education on the future, and for those of us from Philadelphia, a pep rally for the people who make our city tick.

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March 7, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

What do Kendrick Lamar, King Tut and Thermo Fisher have in common?

Earlier this week, 7th graders from the Science and Leadership Academy Middle School (SLAMS) in West Philadelphia, experienced a “home-coming” of sorts when they reunited with the Science Center’s FirstHand program; but this time in its new home at 3675 Market. Last year, the students participated in Polymer Play at FirstHand’s previous 3624 Market location.

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February 21, 2019 | Flying Slippers Blog

Humans of the Science Center: Jen Rajchel

Every Thursday, Venture Cafe Philadelphia offers fresh, relevant and useful programming for the Philly Innovation scene; but ever wondered who's behind the scenes making sure it all comes together, week after week? Meet Jen Rajchel, the Science Center's new Program Manager and Experience Designer for Venture Café. Jen has an eye for creating gatherings that spark connections, foster community and fuel curiosity.

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