Tagged with "technology"

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  1. Rotten Luck: The Decaying Dice of Ricky Jay

    Rotten Luck: The Decaying Dice of Ricky Jay

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    by Nina Simon Published April 26 2007

    The Museum of Jurassic Technology in L.A. (www.mjt.org) is one of my favorite museums. It's quirky, confounding, and exquisitely strange--and that strangeness captures my imagination in a way that more typical exhibits and presentation styles...

  2. CB Radio

    CB Radio

    Case Study

    by Wendy Pollock Published April 10 2007

    The exhibition introduced CB radio at a time when it was still a new phenomenon, using hands-on exhibits. Included were four functioning CB units visitors could use to talk with each other and two computers where they could learn about regulation of...

  3. NanoExpress

    NanoExpress

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    by Margaret Glass Published July 24 2007

    The NanoExpress is a mobile nanoscience and technology lab created by Dr. Gary Harris, professor of electrical engineering and director of the National Nanofabrication Infrastructure Network (NNIN) node at Howard University. In the past decade, there...

  4. Volkswagen's Autostadt

    Volkswagen's Autostadt

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    by Rob morgan Published July 31 2007

    This was a series of exhibits developed to help guests understand what VW does to keep them safe, care for the environment, and build a quality product

  5. Enginuity

    Enginuity

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    by Rob morgan Published July 31 2007

    Enginuity is an interactive design and technology centre in Shropshire, UK. It is the newest of the ten museums operated by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and was opened in 2002. The museum's exhibition floor is divided into four zones: Materials &...

  6. Chips & Changes

    Chips & Changes

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    by Wendy Pollock Published May 30 2007

    "Over the past decade" (we wrote in 1984), "videograms and robots, word processors and sonograms have entered into our daily vocabulary and provided the basis for countless news stories. All result from a technological achievement of major dimensions:...

  7. Museo del Acero

    Museo del Acero

    Case Study

    by Sanya Pleshakov Published October 18 2007

    Some might have dismissed Blast Furnace No. 3 as an ageing, industrial relic. However Parque Fundidora envisioned a spectacular educational facility—part science center, part museum, part thrill ride—inside its crumbling walls. Today, that dream has...

  8. Reflexive Architecture (in Second Life)

    Reflexive Architecture (in Second Life)

    Case Study

    by Nina Simon Published February 16 2008

    I've been involved in several temporary exhibits, but this was the most unique installation I've ever managed. I approached an artist, made a proposal, and three weeks later he was installing exhibits at our institution for free. Not only that, but...

  9. Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination

    Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination

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    by Ed Rodley Published March 07 2008

    The Museum of Science, Boston, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, Ltd. created a national traveling exhibition on science and technology themes depicted in the Star Wars movies. The exhibition builds upon the popular attraction of the Star Wars movies to...

  10. The Psychedelic Experience

    The Psychedelic Experience

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    by Nina Simon Published April 13 2009

    This is a love letter to an exhibit, written in patchouli ink across the back of an old Janis Joplin record. In March 2009, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) opened a new temporary exhibition called The Psychedelic Experience, featuring rock posters from San...

  11. Avatar

    Avatar

    Case Study

    by Carlo Maiolini Published August 03 2009

    The interactive exhibition AVATAR aims to inform a wide audience about the technology, the anthropology and the philosophy around online virtual worlds. More in particular AVATAR aims to foster a discussion on the social and cultural implications of...

  12. Heavy Lifting: A Human and Technological History of Moving Slate from Quarry to Market, 1850-Present

    Heavy Lifting: A Human and Technological History of Moving Slate from Quarry to Market, 1850-Present

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    by Krista Rupe Published January 08 2009

    An intensely weighty 1950s Mack Truck is parked proudly at the entrance of the Heavy Lifting: A Human and Technological History of Moving Slate from Quarry to Market, 1850-Present exhibit at the Slate Valley Museum. It’s weathered frame welcomes...

  13. Moving Beyond Earth

    Moving Beyond Earth

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    by Michael Lenahan Published February 12 2010

    The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) uses a series of digital technologies to reach audiences in its newest exhibition, “Moving Beyond Earth.” The exhibit is a work in progress, but the first stage of the gallery is open. It is...

  14. National Aquarium Washington DC

    National Aquarium Washington DC

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    by Emma Lang Published February 14 2010

    The National Aquarium is often forgotten in the plethora of museums and visitor attractions Washington D.C. Tucked away in the basement of the Department of Commerce halfway between the National Museum of American History and the White House it is...

  15. Window on Collections, Our Universes, Our Peoples

    Window on Collections, Our Universes, Our Peoples

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    by Sarah Deanehan Published February 15 2010

    As one of the newest museums of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of the American Indian was able to take advantage of some of the (then) newest technologies in its permanent exhibits. On a recent visit, I found that these technological...