Category Archives: From My Work

These are posts that have to do with my day to day job at the American Museum of Natural History.

A Suggested Model for Future-proofing Digital Interactives

Last fall, after my experience observing visitors interacting with biological science data through an augmented shark, it got me thinking about how we could learn about future museum visitors by develop cutting-edge prototypes for today’s visitors. Clearly, the tools are … Continue reading

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Youth as Co-developers in a Process to Gamify Science Data

How do you support youth learners to participate as co-creators in a rapid prototyping process? For over four years, our youth programming has invited youth to create with us – card games, mobile games, augmented activity guides and more. Since … Continue reading

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Virtual Weevil and Video Bridge Featured in A.P. Article

I haven’t posted much about my new position at the Museum these past few months (which I hope to rectify soon) but this lovely A.P. piece, “5 Ways Museums Are Using Technology for New Experiences,” focuses on a number of … Continue reading

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Introducing My New Position at the American Museum of Natural History

On October 5th, 2012, I began working in the Education department at the American Museum of Natural History, as their new Associate Director of Digital Learning. It has been an incredible four years. Now, as I move into a new … Continue reading

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Killer Snails gets a killer fan-made theme song

Here’s the story from the Killer Snails co-founder, Jessica Ochoa Hendrix: As you know, Killer Snails attended two gaming conferences this summer. At the first conference, Origins Game Fair, we met a musician who performs as Rhiannon’s Lark. She really … Continue reading

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Minecraft and the Human Microbiome

“Now, everyone walk into the head and then teleport to the stomach…” and so begins the the second and final summer week of the the Minecraft & Human Microbiome program here at the American Museum of Natural History. For the … Continue reading

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Launch of Augment Reality Activity Sheets to Renew Cultural Halls

For the past two years, the Museum has been experimenting with both digital and analog ways to augment the visitor experience within our Hall of Northwest Coast Indians. Today, the results of those efforts will launch in the Hall for … Continue reading

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