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  • Date: 11/15/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article explores the ways science centers can incorporate social 3-D visualization, animation, and single-user virtual worlds into exhibits and museum experiences to increase social interaction between visitors, maintain contact with visitors, and effectively and efficiently update content. Authors Paul Doherty, co-director of the Teacher ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Nina Simon, an experience designer, explains why museums should pay attention to how visitors' daily interaction with technology (cell phones, YouTube, the Web, etc.) affect the way people approach museums. Simon presents three "P's"--play, personalization, and participation, each representing an attitudinal shift due to outside ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Eric Siegel, director and chief content officer at the New York Hall of Science, addresses the introduction, application, benefits, and challenges of "immersive digital interactives. These are full-body, gestural, computer-enabled experiences in which visitors interact with projected images through various motion-tracking and ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jeff Stanford, public relations director at Orlando Science Center, explains how the Otronicon event introduces visitors to high-tech immersive media, including video games, much of which is developed in the Orlando area. The special event is an educational symposium, a series of video game tournaments, and a simulation exhibition ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article is based on Heather Choy's unpublished thesis, "Activating Play: Museum Learning in Game Space," which she wrote as a graduate student pursuing a master's in museum studies at John F. Kennedy University. Choy researched the rise of video games and the learning opportunities they present, particularly when adapted for museum audiences. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Marc Girard, director of exhibitions at la Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris, France, discusses the value of immersive technology, specifically virtual reality, to better engage and educate the public. Girard highlights several recent exhibitions that integrate VR imagery and public reception to this technology. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Daniel Tan, senior manager, exhibitions, and Sharlene Anthony, senior scientific officer, education, both at the Singapore Science Center, discuss the findings of a research study on the impact of immersive exhibits in promoting cognitive and affective learning outcomes among students. The study focused on two exhibits at the ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and Kamran Sahami, assistant professor of astronomy at Metropolitan State College of Denver, discuss the challenges of teaching astronomy and how technology, including computer modeling and immersive "fulldome" planetariums, allow audiences to gain ... »
  • Date: 09/24/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article summarizes the findings of the front-end evaluation for Volunteers TryScience (VOlTS) project, conducted by Randi Korn & Associates Inc. Observations and recommendations based on interviews with volunteers and staff who work in science centers provide a series of guidelines that make for a healthy partnership. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this brief article, Cristina Heine, curator at Universum, Museo de las Ciencias, National University of México (UNAM) in México City, explains how the science museum promotes the scientific discoveries and technological advances generated in UNAM laboratories to the public. Each month, the museum highlights one of UNAM's scientific institutes, ... »

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