Museum Virtual Worlds

Bringing Real and Virtual Together

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
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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

April 21, 2009
by Ray Ferrer
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Virtual Worlds at the New York Hall of Science

Hello World! My name is Ray Ferrer. I’m a Digital Learning Curriculum Developer at the New York Hall of Science currently incorporating virtual worlds into the learning experiences here at the Hall. As the Hall’s first endeavor using 3D virtual … Continue reading

March 23, 2009
by Rob Rothfarb
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Taxonomy of Virtual Worlds for Education

Educational media developers and researchers at the Cornell University SciCenter put on a workshop with sponsorship from the National Science Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania called the Taxonomy of Virtual Worls for Education.  The workshop brought together virtual worlds … 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

July 16, 2008
by Rob Rothfarb
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Total Solar Eclipse : Live from China Webcast comes to Second Life

On August 1, 2008, the Exploratorium will webcast a total eclipse of the sun as seen from remote Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwestern China near the Mongolian border.  Our scientists and media development crew will capture dramatic telescopic images … Continue reading