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

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

March 10, 2009
by Rob Rothfarb
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One of the best days for a museum to be irrational – Pi Day on 3.14

Creating objects and experiences that tell the multifaceted story of the number Pi is nothing less than serious fun.  Now in it’s third year being celebrated by the Exploratorium community in Second Life, and in it’s twenty first year being … Continue reading

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