Museum Virtual Worlds

Bringing Real and Virtual Together

February 7, 2009
by Rob Rothfarb
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Audience Mashup: Fabricated Realities

Douglas Gayeton said to crowds both corporeal and digital that Fabricated Realities,  the mixed-reality screening of his film, Molotov Alva and His Search for the Creator: A Second Life Odyssey, was “surreal.” Not just because the simultaneous screening occurred at … Continue reading

January 21, 2009
by Rob Rothfarb
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Audience Mashup: Behind the Scenes

Our upcoming “mixed reality” video screening event, Fabricated Realities, which will occur on January 24th at our museum in San Francisco and on Exploratorium Island in Second Life, poses some unique technical challenges.  Like other public programs for which we’ve … Continue reading

December 22, 2008
by Rob Rothfarb
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Planning to Mix Realities

A new event involving virtual worlds currently being planned at the Exploratorium is Fabricated Realities.  This will be a mixed-reality event that takes place at the Exploratorium in San Francisco and on Exploratorium Island in Second Life.  The Exploratorium’s Cinema … Continue reading

August 27, 2008
by Rob Rothfarb
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Virtual Worlds in the Internet Archive

The preservation of knowledge about virtual worlds, including content and events, has become an area of investigation of media research and archiving departments at universities.  Library science and museum collections divisions at several schools in the U.S. have been using … Continue reading