Museum Virtual Worlds

Bringing Real and Virtual Together

October 25, 2011
by Rob Rothfarb
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MIND THE FISH–Augmented reality exhibit reveals aquatic creatures’ inner thoughts

Ever wondered what your goldfish are thinking about? A playful exhibit called MIND THE FISH at the Cinekid festival in Amsterdam this month allows visitors to peer into a fishbowl via AR and read discussions the fish are having with … 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
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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 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

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