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Capturing Dinosaurs – The Beginning

Yesterday we launched a ten day summer program for high school youth using the Museum’s dinosaur collections and the tools of digital fabrication to teach comparative fossil anatomy. The program, Capturing Dinosaurs, is a remarkable collaboration amongst our education department, … Continue reading

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Adventures in Digital Fabrication: My Talk at the MakerBot Store

Last month, I presented at the MakerBot store in New York City, a talk that might as well have been called “My adventures in digital fabrication at the American Museum of Natural History.” As the first consumer 3D printing store, … Continue reading

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How 3D Printers Advance Museum-based Learning: Interview with MakerBot’s Founder, bre pettis, and Education lead, Lizabeth Arum

How can 3D printers be used to advance informal science and museum-based learning? This is a question I have been exploring over the past few months (and will be addressing next week at MakerBot’s Lecture Series on May 21st – … Continue reading

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Interview with SF Asian Art Museum on Digital Fabrication Scanathons

Things are bubbling. “Scanathons” are happening more often than you might think. At the Field Museum in Chicago. In New York at the Met (and my AMNH as well). And in San Francisco, I just learned, at the Asian Art … Continue reading

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Capturing a Dinosaur: Using Digital Tools to Reproduce a Physical Model

When I first visited the library at the AMNH, I was amazed by all of the physical items in the collection. As a public library, I expected to find books and publications on file, with the special Natural History and … Continue reading

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My 1st 3D Captured, Modeled, and Printed Object

I have played with 3D printing in the past – I helped my son make a dollhouse clock in Sketch-up, which a friend then printed, and at Maker-Faire this year I used an iPad app to doodle the AMNH logo … Continue reading

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Tabling with Hive NYC at the Grantmakers For Education Event

Tonight I had the wonderful opportunity of running an AMNH table, coordinated by Hive NYC, at the Grantmakers For Education conference in New York City. It was my first opportunity to a) talk publicly about my work, 2) work directly … Continue reading

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