Museum Virtual Worlds

Bringing Real and Virtual Together

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

January 21, 2009
by Rob Rothfarb
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Audience Mashup: Behind the Scenes

Our upcoming “mixed reality” video screening event, Fabricated Realities, which will occur on January 24th at our museum in San Francisco and on Exploratorium Island in Second Life, poses some unique technical challenges.  Like other public programs for which we’ve … 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