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Interacting but don’t expect to explore systems thinking

July 30, 2008


The Exploratorium in San Fransico is a truly amazing place. I lost count of the interactive exhibits that were doing a fantastic job of engaging kids (and their adults) in science (click on image for slideshow of interactive exhibits). What surprised me though, is the almost complete lack of complex systems. With about five exceptions, […]

SciCity finalist in TUANZ

November 7, 2007


We’ve had a long standing partnership with the Otago Museum, together we’ve done some really fun projects, mostly in the arena of bringing digital interactivity to science education.   One of Otago Museum’s most exciting team members is Amos Mann (no relation).   A couple of years ago we collaborated on the SciCards project.   Now their SciCityproject is a […]

Delicate bridges

October 31, 2007


In the last session of ICHIM07 David and Jennifer introduced a video of Makkuni Ranjit’s work Eternal Gandhi. Tactile computers become traditional interfaces – the acts are not of mice and screens but of turning a prayer wheel, chanting in groups and weaving quilts. There was a strong sustainability message. Ghandi organised villages into sustainable […]

Transformation in a spiky world

October 30, 2007


Kati Geber from Services Canada and organiser David Bearman from Archives & Museum Informatics presented a framework for considering transformations within social memory organisations. There is a full paper, here are my notes, some quotes and my thoughts. Kati and David asked six experts (Shneiderman etc) to rate the potential impact of 25 technology developments. […]

Will you help me to find the fishmongers hall?

October 26, 2007


The production of digital media exhibitions to engage children in fishing heritage is being discussed by Richard Griffiths. The opportunity was a high traffic but low engagement small museum on the Brighton beachfront. They used an interactive storytelling system (BBC’s InStep), used initially in a temporary Egyptology exhibit. Given a “you are a reporter” scenario […]