Museum Virtual Worlds

Bringing Real and Virtual Together

January 10, 2011
by Rob Rothfarb

Augmented Reality — A Looking Glass into Other Worlds: AR Artist and Researcher Helen Papagiannis Explores Wonderment and Play in Exhibit Design

A few months ago, I was introduced to Helen Papagiannis, an artist, designer, and researcher working with the emerging technology Augmented Reality (AR). I was captivated by the way her playful AR exhibits and installations drew people in through touch, … Continue reading

May 3, 2010
by Rob Rothfarb
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Explainers from the NYHOS visit the Exploratorium in SL

Recently, Paul Doherty and I met in SL with New York Hall of Science (NYHOS) curriculum developer (and Museum Virtual Worlds contributor) Ray Ferrer, along with some adventurous high school Explainers. The Hall is working with their first cohort of … Continue reading

May 19, 2009
by Ray Ferrer

Phase Three of the VHOS Project

For those not familiar with the VHOS project, it is essentially a virtual space within the Active Worlds Universe in which the New York Hall of Science intends to create explorable/interactive exhibits through a collaborative process involving the contributions of … Continue reading

January 12, 2009
by Rob Rothfarb

Porting a museum exhibit to 2D and 3D web

I’m using the term “porting” since it speaks to the process of creating versions of a multimedia museum floor exhibit for online web and virtual world.  The Exploratorium has several examples of interactive exhibits that were designed for the real … Continue reading

March 26, 2008
by Rob Rothfarb

UK’s NPL Nanotechnology Island

The UK’s National Physical Laboratory has been developing a nanoscience and nanotechnology information and exhibits presence in Second Life in the SciLands area. One of their islands, Nanotechnology Island, is adjacent to Exploratorium Island. They’re good neighbors —no loud arguments … Continue reading