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

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

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