Category Archives: Theory

My Weekend With Mixed Reality

I’ve had my conversion moment – I now believe in the power and potential of mixed reality. In this post I want to explain how it happened and what it means for the future of museums. I first wrote about … Continue reading

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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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A Series of Epistolary Romances: Games and Museums

Last year I received a rather unusual request: Would I have a conversation with my friend and colleague James Collins – over many months, like letters sent in days of old – and then publicly share it, inviting others to … Continue reading

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The Making of a Digital Educator

For my recent post on DMLcentral I wanted to explore how digital educators are trained to do what they do… or are we just figuring it out on our own? You can read the original here or read it below … Continue reading

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Augmented Wearables and the Future of Museums: An Update

Below is a re-blog from my latest DMLcentral post, which you can find in its original form here. I wrote this one ready to go a few weeks ago, just before the launch of the widely popular augmented reality mobile … Continue reading

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The Secret Sauce in Pokémon Go: Big Data

My recent post for my DMLcentral column was inspired by my amazement at the emergence of Pokemon Go in the past week (has it REALLY not been a full week yet?). Go check it out on DMLcentral or take a … Continue reading

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My AR/VR Framework Featured in TrendsWatch2016 Report

I open each year’s TrendsWatch report, produced by the Center for the Future of Museums at the American Association of Museums, like a birthday present. Led by Elizabeth Merritt, their Vice President and Founding Director, this survey of emerging future … Continue reading

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