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Q&A with Brian David Johnson

Interviewed by Joelle Seligson This interview appeared in the July/August 2012 issue of Dimensions magazine. The child running around your exhibit floor may someday become a driving force for forward-thinking. That was the course for Brian David Johnson, futurist at Intel, whose job entails envisioning what’s next for science and technology. To gear up for... Read More

Q&A with Jennifer Stancil

Interviewed by Joelle Seligson This interview appeared in the May/June 2012 issue of Dimensions magazine. Transmedia, or storytelling across multiple platforms, is the biggest trend in media today, according to Jennifer Stancil—which would make her a trendsetter. Before signing on as executive director of education at the Pittsburgh public television station WQED in 2010, Stancil... Read More

Q&A with Boaz Almog

Interviewed by Joelle Seligson This interview appeared in the March/April 2012 issue of Dimensions magazine. Picture a steaming air hockey puck spinning in a circle while floating in midair. This strange vision resembles a phenomenon demonstrated by Tel Aviv University’s Superconductivity Group at the 2011 ASTC Annual Conference in Baltimore last October. The “floating puck”... Read More

Q&A with Clarence Sirisena

Interviewed by Joelle Seligson This interview appeared in the January/February 2012 issue of Dimensions magazine. From collaborations to chopped-up mannequins, Clarence Sirisena, assistant chief executive in projects and exhibitions at Science Centre Singapore (SCS), finds innovative approaches to traveling exhibitions. His research on this topic—and his efforts to share knowledge with other science centers—earned him... Read More

Q&A with Helen Augare

Interviewed by Joelle Seligson This interview appeared in the November/December 2011 issue of Dimensions magazine. The director of the Blackfeet Native Science Field Center on traditional knowledge, Western science, and understanding our place in the world In high school, she took an interest in science; at the University of Montana, she pursued business. Today, Helen... Read More

Q&A with Ayman Elsayed

Interviewed by Joelle Seligson This interview appeared in the September/October 2011 issue of Dimensions magazine. The deputy director of the Library of Alexandria’s Planetarium Science Center on global partners, local heroes, and surviving a revolution Egypt’s cultural and educational institutions were not spared the chaos in the country early this year. Looters broke into Cairo’s... Read More

Q&A with Michael Specter

Interviewed by Joelle Seligson This interview appeared in the July/August 2011 issue of Dimensions magazine. The science writer and ASTC 2011 speaker on denialism, vaccine phobia, and why organic food won’t save the world In the face of today’s massive organic movement, Michael Specter lauds synthetic drugs and genetically modified foods. Specter, staff writer at... Read More