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OMSI honored at White House ceremony

On January 14, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), Portland, was honored at a White House ceremony  as a 2007 National Award for Museum and Library Service recipient. The award is given annually by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), in coordination with the White House, to recognize institutions that have made exceptional... Read More

Working with scientists and engineers: discussion starts January 14

A new round of discussion starts January 14 in  the ASTC Connect forum “Working with Scientists & Engineers.” Kim Kiehl, Vice President for Learning & Research Partnerships at COSI Columbus, will join us as guest moderator. Kim will share COSI’s experiences in fostering close integration of the museum with local STEM-rich organizations, including Ohio State University, Battelle Memorial Institute, and TechColumbus.... Read More

Dispatches from Antarctica

On January 4, weather permitting, the Exploratorium webcast team will hook up with scientists at Palmer Research Station in the Western Antarctic Peninsula as part of its continuing series Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists. The peninsula is one of the most rapidly warming places on Earth and the site of a Long Term Ecological... Read More

The Tech opens in Second Life

On December 11, the Tech Museum of Innovation opened a replica of its San Jose, California, facility in the virtual world of Second Life and announced a design competition on the theme of “Art, Film, and Music.” Curators, artists, craftspeople, and exhibit builders worldwide are invited to participate. An online collaboration platform will enable participants... Read More

Dimensions, November/December 2007—Immersed in Science: Learning in Today’s Digital Environments

IN THIS ISSUE November/December 2007 In July/August 2006, ASTC Dimensions examined new social technologies—blogs, podcasts, wikis, RSS feeds, and other “Web 2.0” communication tools that allow Internet users to personalize their online experiences. That was then; this is now. Moving past MySpace, Facebook, and YouTube, the buzz today is about immersive digital experiences, mixed realities,... Read More