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

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

January 12, 2009
by Rob Rothfarb
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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

December 22, 2008
by Rob Rothfarb
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Planning to Mix Realities

A new event involving virtual worlds currently being planned at the Exploratorium is Fabricated Realities.  This will be a mixed-reality event that takes place at the Exploratorium in San Francisco and on Exploratorium Island in Second Life.  The Exploratorium’s Cinema … 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