Last month, at the annual ASTC conference in Raleigh, I had the chance to visit the North Carolina’s Museum of Natural Sciences’ Naturalist Center. The room is a science exploration room for children with a really fascinating space, notable for its “Magic Table.”
The table is surrounded by a wide range of scientific specimens but the table itself is empty, blank, with nothing but a white top… that is, until you place a specimen on top. Then it comes alive.
I filmed the following video of my supervisor, Preeti Gupta, analyzing for us while checking it out, exploring when and how it aligns with what she’d call either transmissionist or initiative/response/feedback styles of interaction.
This will be the first of three posts exploring the role digital media plays in a number of their innovative hands-on labs and exploration spaces.