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

October 5, 2009
by Rob Rothfarb
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Encoding Tools for Live Webcasting into Virtual Worlds

Since the beginning of the Exploratorium’s explorations with virtual worlds (circa 2006–I know, seems like a long time ago!), we’ve combined live webcasting with exhibits to create social events.  To bring the outside world in using programs like webcasts, you … Continue reading

July 3, 2009
by Rob Rothfarb
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NASA Virtual Worlds and Immersive Environments Report

NASA has published a report from the workshop on virtual worlds and immersive environments held in 2008 at Ames Research Center.  The report, created by workshop organizers and participants, summarizes the presentations and discussions at the workshop, which was attended … 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