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  1. searching for magic in a museum context - question

    searching for magic in a museum context - question


    by Kasia Warpas on August 20, 2010

    Dear Friends, For the purpose of my PhD on “Exploring interactive play environments for cross-generational child learning through meaningful interaction”, I'm looking for examples, artists, exhibitions...

  2. Giant Microbes  - Science through plush toys

    Giant Microbes - Science through plush toys


    by Patricia Guerrero knight on August 24, 2010

    While not an exhibit, I feel the people behind giantmicrobes.com are brilliant. I discovered them while at ASTC 2007 in Los Angeles. I brought Soar Throat (Streptococcus) and Common Cold (Rhinovirus...

  3. Epistemology on display

    Epistemology on display


    by Mads Kring on September 08, 2010

    Hi everybody, I'm looking for exhibitions which is concerning epistemic questions within the natural sciences. It is for my MA project in philosophy of science, and I need some cases to analyse how...

  4. NPR seeking ideas for project

    NPR seeking ideas for project


    by Rebecca Davis on September 08, 2010

    My colleage Chris Joyce and I are just starting work on a series of stories about the things that scientists have found or invented or collected that had an important and lasting impact on their field...

  5. How NOT to Design Flip Labels

    How NOT to Design Flip Labels


    by Nina Simon on September 13, 2010

    Oh, Yosemite Visitor Center. You have committed the sin of using flip labels to convey false interactivity while making it harder for people to enjoy the content. Here is an image of three sisters...

  6. Evidence about labels

    Evidence about labels


    by Wendy Pollock on September 30, 2010

    An earlier question asked whether there's any evidence about the effectiveness of different kinds of labels. Here's a link to an article by Stephen Bitgood about labels and the role of attention...

  7. Aquarium wayfinding

    Aquarium wayfinding


    by Penny Jennings on October 08, 2010

    Monterey Bay Aquarium got it right when they added images to their wayfinding signs. It's so much faster to look for the photo of the otter than to figure out what the exhibition titles mean!