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.

Our work in the Verge: “20,000-year Old Artifacts, 21st Century Technology”

A new piece came out a few days ago in the Verge, “20,000-year-old artifacts, 21st century technology: Museums are turning to virtual reality, apps, and interactive experiences to keep tech-savvy visitors engaged“. It’s a lovely overview of how a number … Continue reading

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April Update: A Virtual Shark You Can Hold in Your Hand

This post is part of an ongoing monthly series of posts that will focus on our current efforts in the Museum’s Science Bulletins team to create and test prototypes of Hall-based digital interactions using AR and VR using our scientists’ … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned in the Iterative Design Process with AR Constellation

Next week at the annual American Alliance of Museums conference in St. Louis, I’ll be presenting with John Durrant, Marco Castro and moderator Lizzy Moriarty to “demystify VR content development and offer attendees the chance to get their hands on … Continue reading

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March Update: Paleo Behind-the-Scenes 360 Videos

This post is part of an ongoing monthly series of posts that will focus on our current efforts in the Museum’s Science Bulletins team to create and test prototypes of Hall-based digital interactions using AR and VR using our scientists’ … Continue reading

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Microbiomes, Museums, and Minecraft

I am a Minecraft Mentor. Part of my duties is to write about our experiences on the Minecraft Education Edition Blog, the official Minecraft blog for educators. Based on reports by both Hannah Jaris, AMNH Senior Coordinator in Youth Initiatives, … Continue reading

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“Gamifying Museums Pt 2. – Aardman and The American Museum of Natural History on the Dos and Don’ts”

Blooloop is an online resource for “professionals working in the visitor attractions sector.” They have recently been exploring games and museums, with the second half of their latest post focusing on our work at AMNH. For the full article please … Continue reading

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Our Video Bridge – using a telepresence robots to connected with Canadian First Nations – in the New York Times

Today the New York Times features an article, Let a Robot Be Your Museum Tour Guide, that explores the emerging role of telepresence robots within museum halls. Please check it out. However, if you only have a few more seconds, … Continue reading

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